Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 230
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  03/13/2014           .                                

    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 1030 and 1031
    4  insert:
    5         Section 18. Section 348.9953, Florida Statutes, is amended
    6  to read:
    7         348.9953 Purposes and powers.—The purposes and powers of
    8  the authority are shall be the same as those identified in the
    9  Florida Expressway Authority Act, except that such purposes and
   10  powers may only be exercised with respect to the Poinciana
   11  Parkway. The Osceola County Expressway Authority may exist only
   12  until the earlier of December 31, 2016, or the completion of
   13  construction of the Poinciana Parkway, a limited access facility
   14  of approximately 9 miles in length in Osceola County with its
   15  northwestern terminus at the intersection of County Road 54 and
   16  US 17/US 92 and its southeastern terminus at the current
   17  intersection of Rhododendron and Cypress Parkway, described in
   18  the Osceola County Expressway Authority May 8, 2012, Master
   19  Plan. The authority’s expressway system shall be limited to the
   20  Poinciana Parkway, as it is described in the Osceola County
   21  Expressway Authority May 8, 2012, Master Plan, except that the
   22  authority may construct additions to, or improvements to, the
   23  Poinciana Parkway, including all necessary approaches, roads,
   24  bridges, and avenues of access, with such changes,
   25  modifications, or revisions of the project that are deemed
   26  desirable and proper. However, the authority may not extend the
   27  Poinciana Parkway beyond the project limits described in the
   28  Osceola County Expressway Authority May 8, 2012, Master Plan. In
   29  implementing this act, the authority shall institute procedures
   30  to encourage the awarding of contracts for professional services
   31  and construction to certified minority business enterprises as
   32  defined in s. 288.703. The authority shall develop and implement
   33  activities to encourage the participation of certified minority
   34  business enterprises in the contracting process.
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   37  And the title is amended as follows:
   38         Delete line 48
   39  and insert:
   40         and 348.765, F.S.; conforming terminology and making
   41         technical changes; amending s. 348.9953, F.S.;
   42         limiting the purpose and powers of the Osceola County
   43         Expressway Authority; providing for the termination of
   44         the Osceola County Expressway Authority by a specified
   45         time period; prohibiting the authority from extending
   46         the Poinciana Parkway beyond a specified limit;
   47         amending s. 369.317, F.S.; conforming terminology and