Florida Senate - 2013                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/HB 7127, 2nd Eng.
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Floor: WD            .                                
             04/26/2013 05:14 PM       .                                

       Senator Brandes moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (740626) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 4378 and 4379
    5  insert:
    6         Section 85. (1) The Florida Transportation Commission, in
    7  cooperation with the Florida Seaport Transportation Economic
    8  Development Council, shall conduct a statewide study to evaluate
    9  the feasibility of consolidating any existing port districts and
   10  port authorities, and all of their assets, rights, powers,
   11  authority, duties, and bond liabilities, into one or more port
   12  districts and port authorities.
   13         (2) The study shall evaluate and develop findings and
   14  recommendations regarding the feasibility and benefits of
   15  consolidating any of the existing port districts and port
   16  authorities and all of their assets, rights, powers,
   17  authorities, duties, debts, and bond liabilities, into one or
   18  more single port districts and port authorities.
   19         (3) The study shall review and consider those matters it
   20  deems relevant, including, but not limited to, the following:
   21         (a) The lands and facilities, including submerged lands,
   22  owned or leased by each identified port district and port
   23  authority.
   24         (b) The current land use designations and county zoning
   25  designations for such locations and facilities.
   26         (c) The current services provided by each of the existing
   27  ports.
   28         (d) The conditions and length of each contract or lease for
   29  the use of the existing port facilities, income generated by
   30  each contract or lease, renewal options available, and the
   31  obligations and debts owed to the existing port facilities under
   32  each contract or lease.
   33         (e) Contracts and leases with vendors, service providers,
   34  and others.
   35         (f) The income and expenses of each port, including, but
   36  not limited to, salaries and benefits, current and projected
   37  pension and other similar retirement obligations, and number,
   38  years of service, and employment status of all employees.
   39         (g) The master plan and five-year operational plan of each
   40  of the existing ports, including proposed staffing, building
   41  acquisition or construction, debt issuance, and budget of each
   42  of the existing ports.
   43         (h) The fiscal capacity of the existing ports.
   44         (i) Security plans and costs associated with implementing
   45  the plans, including all contracts for the provision of security
   46  at the existing ports.
   47         (j) All current, proposed, or anticipated improvements,
   48  development, or construction in the areas under the jurisdiction
   49  of the existing ports.
   50         (k) All agreements between the existing ports and any
   51  common carrier, and any port terminal operator.
   52         (l) Any collective bargaining agreements.
   53         (m) All permits issued by any governmental entity affecting
   54  or related to the existing ports.
   55         (n) Any pending governmental permits or permit
   56  applications.
   57         (o) Finance plans, bond obligations, loans, pledges of
   58  revenue, liens, or other financing arrangements related to the
   59  existing ports or the existing ports facilities.
   60         (p) The feasibility of constructing and managing a new
   61  cruise terminal west of the Skyway Bridge.
   62         (q) The efficacy of the use of public-private partnerships
   63  and public-private operating partnerships with respect to any
   64  consolidated port district and port authority.
   65         (4) The final report shall address the matters identified
   66  in this section and any other matters the commission and the
   67  council deem relevant to the creation of one or more
   68  consolidated port authorities. The final report shall be
   69  submitted to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the
   70  Speaker of the House of Representatives by December 31, 2013.
   71  This section is repealed upon submission of the final report
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   74         And the title is amended as follows:
   75         Delete line 4830
   76  and insert:
   77         deceptive trade practice; directing the Florida
   78         Transportation Commission and the Florida Seaport
   79         Transportation Economic Development Council to conduct
   80         a statewide study evaluating the feasibility of
   81         consolidating any existing port districts and port
   82         authorities into one or more port districts and port
   83         authorities; requiring a report; providing effective
   84         dates.