Florida Senate - 2016              PROPOSED COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE
       Bill No. CS for SB 1392
       Proposed Committee Substitute by the Committee on Appropriations
       (Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and
       Economic Development)
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to transportation; amending s.
    3         316.003, F.S.; defining the term “driver-assistive
    4         truck platooning technology; directing the Department
    5         of Transportation to study the operation of driver
    6         assistive truck platooning technology; authorizing the
    7         department to conduct a pilot project to test such
    8         operation; providing security requirements; requiring
    9         a report to the Governor and Legislature; amending s.
   10         316.0745, F.S.; revising the circumstances under which
   11         the Department of Transportation is authorized to
   12         direct the removal of certain traffic control devices;
   13         requiring the public agency erecting or installing
   14         such a device to bring it into compliance with certain
   15         requirements or remove it upon the direction of the
   16         department; amending s. 316.303, F.S.; revising the
   17         prohibition from operating, under certain
   18         circumstances, a motor vehicle that is equipped with
   19         television-type receiving equipment; providing
   20         exceptions to the prohibition against displaying
   21         moving television broadcast or pre-recorded video
   22         entertainment content in vehicles; amending s. 316.85,
   23         F.S.; revising the circumstances under which a
   24         licensed driver is authorized to operate an autonomous
   25         vehicle in autonomous mode; amending s. 316.86, F.S.;
   26         deleting a provision authorizing the operation of
   27         vehicles equipped with autonomous technology on roads
   28         in this state for testing purposes by certain persons
   29         or research organizations; deleting a requirement that
   30         a human operator be present in an autonomous vehicle
   31         for testing purposes; deleting certain financial
   32         responsibility requirements for entities performing
   33         such testing; amending s. 319.145, F.S.; revising
   34         provisions relating to required equipment and
   35         operation of autonomous vehicles; amending s. 332.08,
   36         F.S.; extending the authorized term of certain
   37         airport-related leases; amending s. 338.155, F.S.;
   38         requiring a toll facility to ensure the presence of
   39         signage notifying drivers if cash payment is not an
   40         option; amending s. 338.165, F.S.; deleting an
   41         authorization to issue certain bonds secured by toll
   42         revenues collected on the Beeline-East Expressway, the
   43         Navarre Bridge, and the Pinellas Bayway; authorizing
   44         the department’s Pinellas Bayway System to be
   45         transferred by the department and become part of the
   46         turnpike system under the Florida Turnpike Enterprise
   47         Law; providing applicability; requiring the department
   48         to transfer certain funds to the Florida Turnpike
   49         Enterprise for certain purposes; repealing ch. 85-364,
   50         Laws of Florida, as amended, relating to the Pinellas
   51         Bayway; amending s. 338.231, F.S.; increasing the
   52         number of years before an inactive prepaid toll
   53         account shall be presumed unclaimed; deleting
   54         provisions relating to the use of revenues from the
   55         turnpike system to pay the principal and interest of a
   56         specified series of bonds and certain expenses of the
   57         Sawgrass Expressway; amending s. 339.175, F.S.;
   58         requiring certain long-range transportation plans to
   59         include assessment of capital investment and other
   60         measures necessary to make the most efficient use of
   61         existing transportation facilities to improve safety;
   62         requiring the assessments to include consideration of
   63         infrastructure and technological improvements
   64         necessary to accommodate advances in vehicle
   65         technology; amending s. 339.2818, F.S.; increasing the
   66         population ceiling in the definition of the term
   67         “small county” for purposes of the Small County
   68         Outreach Program; deleting an alternative definition
   69         of the term “small county” for a specified fiscal
   70         year; amending s. 339.64, F.S.; requiring the
   71         department to coordinate with certain partners and
   72         industry representatives to consider infrastructure
   73         and technological improvements necessary to
   74         accommodate advances in vehicle technology in
   75         Strategic Intermodal System facilities; requiring the
   76         Strategic Intermodal System Plan to include a needs
   77         assessment regarding such infrastructure and
   78         technological improvements; repealing s. 341.0532,
   79         F.S., relating to statewide transportation corridors;
   80         amending s. 348.565, F.S.; expanding the list of
   81         projects of the Tampa-Hillsborough County Expressway
   82         Authority which are approved to be financed or
   83         refinanced by the issuance of certain revenue bonds;
   84         providing an effective date.
   86  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   88         Section 1. Present subsections (91), (92), and (93) of
   89  section 316.003, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as
   90  subsections (92), (93), and (94), respectively, and a new
   91  subsection (91) is added to that section to read:
   92         316.003 Definitions.—The following words and phrases, when
   93  used in this chapter, shall have the meanings respectively
   94  ascribed to them in this section, except where the context
   95  otherwise requires:
   97  automation and safety technology that integrates sensor array,
   98  wireless vehicle-to-vehicle communications, active safety
   99  systems, and specialized software to link safety systems and
  100  synchronize acceleration and braking between two vehicles while
  101  leaving each vehicle’s steering control and systems command in
  102  the control of the vehicle’s driver in compliance with the
  103  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rules regarding
  104  vehicle-to-vehicle platooning.
  105         Section 2. The Department of Transportation, in
  106  consultation with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor
  107  Vehicles, shall study the use and safe operation of driver
  108  assistive truck platooning technology, as defined in s. 316.003,
  109  Florida Statutes, for the purpose of developing a pilot project
  110  to test vehicles that are equipped to operate using driver
  111  assistive truck platooning technology.
  112         (1)Upon conclusion of the study, the Department of
  113  Transportation, in consultation with the Department of Highway
  114  Safety and Motor Vehicles, may conduct a pilot project to test
  115  the use and safe operation of vehicles equipped with driver
  116  assistive truck platooning technology.
  117         (2)Notwithstanding ss. 316.0895 and 316.303, Florida
  118  Statutes, the Department of Transportation may conduct the pilot
  119  project in such a manner and at such locations as determined by
  120  the Department of Transportation based on the study.
  121         (3)Before the start of the pilot project, manufacturers of
  122  driver–assistive truck platooning technology being tested in the
  123  pilot project must submit to the Department of Highway Safety
  124  and Motor Vehicles an instrument of insurance, surety bond, or
  125  proof of self-insurance acceptable to the department in the
  126  amount of $5 million.
  127         (4)Upon conclusion of the pilot project, the Department of
  128  Transportation, in consultation with the Department of Highway
  129  Safety and Motor Vehicles, shall submit the results of the study
  130  and any findings or recommendations from the pilot project to
  131  the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of
  132  the House of Representatives.
  133         Section 3. Subsection (7) of section 316.0745, Florida
  134  Statutes, is amended to read:
  135         316.0745 Uniform signals and devices.—
  136         (7) The Department of Transportation may, upon receipt and
  137  investigation of reported noncompliance and is authorized, after
  138  hearing pursuant to 14 days’ notice, to direct the removal of
  139  any purported traffic control device that fails to meet the
  140  requirements of this section, wherever the device is located and
  141  without regard to assigned responsibility under s. 316.1895
  142  which fails to meet the requirements of this section. The public
  143  agency erecting or installing the same shall immediately bring
  144  it into compliance with the requirements of this section or
  145  remove said device or signal upon the direction of the
  146  Department of Transportation and may not, for a period of 5
  147  years, install any replacement or new traffic control devices
  148  paid for in part or in full with revenues raised by the state
  149  unless written prior approval is received from the Department of
  150  Transportation. Any additional violation by a public body or
  151  official shall be cause for the withholding of state funds for
  152  traffic control purposes until such public body or official
  153  demonstrates to the Department of Transportation that it is
  154  complying with this section.
  155         Section 4. Subsections (1) and (3) of section 316.303,
  156  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  157         316.303 Television receivers.—
  158         (1) No motor vehicle may be operated on the highways of
  159  this state if the vehicle is actively displaying moving
  160  television broadcast or pre-recorded video entertainment content
  161  that is shall be equipped with television-type receiving
  162  equipment so located that the viewer or screen is visible from
  163  the driver’s seat while the vehicle is in motion, unless the
  164  vehicle is equipped with autonomous technology, as defined in s.
  165  316.003(90), and is being operated in autonomous mode, as
  166  provided in s. 316.85(2).
  167         (3) This section does not prohibit the use of an electronic
  168  display used in conjunction with a vehicle navigation system; an
  169  electronic display used by an operator of a vehicle equipped
  170  with autonomous technology, as defined in s. 316.003; or an
  171  electronic display used by an operator of a vehicle equipped and
  172  operating with driver-assistive truck platooning technology, as
  173  defined in s. 316.003.
  174         Section 5. Subsection (1) of section 316.85, Florida
  175  Statutes, is amended to read:
  176         316.85 Autonomous vehicles; operation.—
  177         (1) A person who possesses a valid driver license may
  178  operate an autonomous vehicle in autonomous mode on roads in
  179  this state if the vehicle is equipped with autonomous
  180  technology, as defined in s. 316.003.
  181         Section 6. Section 316.86, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  182  read:
  183         316.86 Operation of vehicles equipped with autonomous
  184  technology on roads for testing purposes; financial
  185  responsibility; Exemption from liability for manufacturer when
  186  third party converts vehicle.—
  187         (1) Vehicles equipped with autonomous technology may be
  188  operated on roads in this state by employees, contractors, or
  189  other persons designated by manufacturers of autonomous
  190  technology, or by research organizations associated with
  191  accredited educational institutions, for the purpose of testing
  192  the technology. For testing purposes, a human operator shall be
  193  present in the autonomous vehicle such that he or she has the
  194  ability to monitor the vehicle’s performance and intervene, if
  195  necessary, unless the vehicle is being tested or demonstrated on
  196  a closed course. Before the start of testing in this state, the
  197  entity performing the testing must submit to the department an
  198  instrument of insurance, surety bond, or proof of self-insurance
  199  acceptable to the department in the amount of $5 million.
  200         (2) The original manufacturer of a vehicle converted by a
  201  third party into an autonomous vehicle is shall not be liable
  202  in, and shall have a defense to and be dismissed from, any legal
  203  action brought against the original manufacturer by any person
  204  injured due to an alleged vehicle defect caused by the
  205  conversion of the vehicle, or by equipment installed by the
  206  converter, unless the alleged defect was present in the vehicle
  207  as originally manufactured.
  208         Section 7. Subsection (1) of section 319.145, Florida
  209  Statutes, is amended to read:
  210         319.145 Autonomous vehicles.—
  211         (1) An autonomous vehicle registered in this state must
  212  continue to meet applicable federal standards and regulations
  213  for such a motor vehicle. The vehicle must shall:
  214         (a) Have a system to safely alert the operator if an
  215  autonomous technology failure is detected while the autonomous
  216  technology is engaged. When an alert is given, the system must:
  217         1. Require the operator to take control of the autonomous
  218  vehicle; or
  219         2. If the operator does not, or is not able to, take
  220  control of the autonomous vehicle, be capable of bringing the
  221  vehicle to a complete stop Have a means to engage and disengage
  222  the autonomous technology which is easily accessible to the
  223  operator.
  224         (b) Have a means, inside the vehicle, to visually indicate
  225  when the vehicle is operating in autonomous mode.
  226         (c) Have a means to alert the operator of the vehicle if a
  227  technology failure affecting the ability of the vehicle to
  228  safely operate autonomously is detected while the vehicle is
  229  operating autonomously in order to indicate to the operator to
  230  take control of the vehicle.
  231         (c)(d) Be capable of being operated in compliance with the
  232  applicable traffic and motor vehicle laws of this state.
  233         Section 8. Paragraph (c) of subsection (1) of section
  234  332.08, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  235         332.08 Additional powers.—
  236         (1) In addition to the general powers in ss. 332.01-332.12
  237  conferred and without limitation thereof, a municipality that
  238  has established or may hereafter establish airports, restricted
  239  landing areas, or other air navigation facilities, or that has
  240  acquired or set apart or may hereafter acquire or set apart real
  241  property for such purposes, is authorized:
  242         (c) To lease for a term not exceeding 50 30 years such
  243  airports or other air navigation facilities, or real property
  244  acquired or set apart for airport purposes, to private parties,
  245  any municipal or state government or the national government, or
  246  any department of either thereof, for operation; to lease or
  247  assign for a term not exceeding 50 30 years to private parties,
  248  any municipal or state government or the national government, or
  249  any department of either thereof, for operation or use
  250  consistent with the purposes of ss. 332.01-332.12, space, area,
  251  improvements, or equipment on such airports; to sell any part of
  252  such airports, other air navigation facilities, or real property
  253  to any municipal or state government, or the United States or
  254  any department or instrumentality thereof, for aeronautical
  255  purposes or purposes incidental thereto, and to confer the
  256  privileges of concessions of supplying upon its airports goods,
  257  commodities, things, services, and facilities; provided, that in
  258  each case in so doing the public is not deprived of its rightful
  259  equal and uniform use thereof.
  260         Section 9. Section 338.155, Florida Statutes, is amended to
  261  read:
  262         338.155 Payment of toll on toll facilities required;
  263  exemptions; signage required.—
  264         (1) A person may not use any toll facility without payment
  265  of tolls, except employees of the agency operating the toll
  266  project when using the toll facility on official state business,
  267  state military personnel while on official military business,
  268  handicapped persons as provided in this section, persons exempt
  269  from toll payment by the authorizing resolution for bonds issued
  270  to finance the facility, and persons exempt on a temporary basis
  271  where use of such toll facility is required as a detour route.
  272  Any law enforcement officer operating a marked official vehicle
  273  is exempt from toll payment when on official law enforcement
  274  business. Any person operating a fire vehicle when on official
  275  business or a rescue vehicle when on official business is exempt
  276  from toll payment. Any person participating in the funeral
  277  procession of a law enforcement officer or firefighter killed in
  278  the line of duty is exempt from toll payment. The secretary or
  279  the secretary’s designee may suspend the payment of tolls on a
  280  toll facility when necessary to assist in emergency evacuation.
  281  The failure to pay a prescribed toll constitutes a noncriminal
  282  traffic infraction, punishable as a moving violation as provided
  283  in s. 318.18. The department may adopt rules relating to the
  284  payment, collection, and enforcement of tolls, as authorized in
  285  this chapter and chapters 316, 318, 320, and 322, including, but
  286  not limited to, rules for the implementation of video or other
  287  image billing and variable pricing. With respect to toll
  288  facilities managed by the department, the revenues of which are
  289  not pledged to repayment of bonds, the department may by rule
  290  allow the use of such facilities by public transit vehicles or
  291  by vehicles participating in a funeral procession for an active
  292  duty military service member without the payment of tolls.
  293         (2) Any person driving an automobile or other vehicle
  294  belonging to the Department of Military Affairs used for
  295  transporting military personnel, stores, and property, when
  296  properly identified, shall, together with any such conveyance
  297  and military personnel and property of the state in his or her
  298  charge, be allowed to pass free through all tollgates and over
  299  all toll bridges and ferries in this state.
  300         (3) Any handicapped person who has a valid driver license,
  301  who operates a vehicle specially equipped for use by the
  302  handicapped, and who is certified by a physician licensed under
  303  chapter 458 or chapter 459 or by comparable licensing in another
  304  state or by the Adjudication Office of the United States
  305  Department of Veterans Affairs or its predecessor as being
  306  severely physically disabled and having permanent upper limb
  307  mobility or dexterity impairments which substantially impair the
  308  person’s ability to deposit coins in toll baskets, shall be
  309  allowed to pass free through all tollgates and over all toll
  310  bridges and ferries in this state. A person who meets the
  311  requirements of this subsection shall, upon application, be
  312  issued a vehicle window sticker by the Department of
  313  Transportation.
  314         (4) A copy of this section shall be posted at each toll
  315  bridge and on each ferry.
  316         (5) The Department of Transportation shall provide
  317  envelopes for voluntary payments of tolls by those persons
  318  exempted from the payment of tolls pursuant to this section. The
  319  department shall accept any voluntary payments made by exempt
  320  persons.
  321         (6) Personal identifying information held by the Department
  322  of Transportation, a county, a municipality, or an expressway
  323  authority for the purpose of paying, prepaying, or collecting
  324  tolls and associated administrative charges due for the use of
  325  toll facilities is exempt from s. 119.07(1) and s. 24(a), Art. I
  326  of the State Constitution. This exemption applies to such
  327  information held by the Department of Transportation, a county,
  328  a municipality, or an expressway authority before, on, or after
  329  the effective date of the exemption. This subsection is subject
  330  to the Open Government Sunset Review Act in accordance with s.
  331  119.15 and shall stand repealed on October 2, 2019, unless
  332  reviewed and saved from repeal through reenactment by the
  333  Legislature.
  334         (7) A toll facility must ensure the presence of signage
  335  notifying drivers if cash payment of the applicable toll at such
  336  facility is not an available option.
  337         Section 10. Subsection (4) of section 338.165, Florida
  338  Statutes, is amended, and subsection (11) is added to that
  339  section, to read:
  340         338.165 Continuation of tolls.—
  341         (4) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, pursuant
  342  to s. 11, Art. VII of the State Constitution, and subject to the
  343  requirements of subsection (2), the Department of Transportation
  344  may request the Division of Bond Finance to issue bonds secured
  345  by toll revenues collected on the Alligator Alley and, the
  346  Sunshine Skyway Bridge, the Beeline-East Expressway, the Navarre
  347  Bridge, and the Pinellas Bayway to fund transportation projects
  348  located within the county or counties in which the project is
  349  located and contained in the adopted work program of the
  350  department.
  351         (11) The department’s Pinellas Bayway System may be
  352  transferred by the department and become part of the turnpike
  353  system under the Florida Turnpike Enterprise Law. The transfer
  354  does not affect the rights of the parties, or their successors
  355  in interest, under the settlement agreement and final judgment
  356  in Leonard Lee Ratner, Esther Ratner, and Leeco Gas and Oil Co.
  357  v. State Road Department of the State of Florida, No. 67-1081
  358  (Fla. 2nd Cir. Ct. 1968). Upon transfer of the Pinellas Bayway
  359  System to the turnpike system, the department shall also
  360  transfer to the Florida Turnpike Enterprise the funds deposited
  361  in the reserve account established by chapter 85-364, Laws of
  362  Florida, as amended by chapters 95-382 and 2014-223, Laws of
  363  Florida, which funds shall be used by the Florida Turnpike
  364  Enterprise solely to help fund the costs of repair or
  365  replacement of the transferred facilities.
  366         Section 11. Chapter 85-364, Laws of Florida, as amended by
  367  chapter 95-382 and section 48 of chapter 2014-223, Laws of
  368  Florida, is repealed.
  369         Section 12. Paragraph (c) of subsection (3) and subsections
  370  (5) and (6) of section 338.231, Florida Statutes, are amended to
  371  read:
  372         338.231 Turnpike tolls, fixing; pledge of tolls and other
  373  revenues.—The department shall at all times fix, adjust, charge,
  374  and collect such tolls and amounts for the use of the turnpike
  375  system as are required in order to provide a fund sufficient
  376  with other revenues of the turnpike system to pay the cost of
  377  maintaining, improving, repairing, and operating such turnpike
  378  system; to pay the principal of and interest on all bonds issued
  379  to finance or refinance any portion of the turnpike system as
  380  the same become due and payable; and to create reserves for all
  381  such purposes.
  382         (3)
  383         (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
  384  contrary, any prepaid toll account of any kind which has
  385  remained inactive for 10 3 years shall be presumed unclaimed and
  386  its disposition shall be handled by the Department of Financial
  387  Services in accordance with all applicable provisions of chapter
  388  717 relating to the disposition of unclaimed property, and the
  389  prepaid toll account shall be closed by the department.
  390         (5) In each fiscal year while any of the bonds of the
  391  Broward County Expressway Authority series 1984 and series 1986
  392  A remain outstanding, the department is authorized to pledge
  393  revenues from the turnpike system to the payment of principal
  394  and interest of such series of bonds and the operation and
  395  maintenance expenses of the Sawgrass Expressway, to the extent
  396  gross toll revenues of the Sawgrass Expressway are insufficient
  397  to make such payments. The terms of an agreement relative to the
  398  pledge of turnpike system revenue will be negotiated with the
  399  parties of the 1984 and 1986 Broward County Expressway Authority
  400  lease-purchase agreements, and subject to the covenants of those
  401  agreements. The agreement must establish that the Sawgrass
  402  Expressway is subject to the planning, management, and operating
  403  control of the department limited only by the terms of the
  404  lease-purchase agreements. The department shall provide for the
  405  payment of operation and maintenance expenses of the Sawgrass
  406  Expressway until such agreement is in effect. This pledge of
  407  turnpike system revenues is subordinate to the debt service
  408  requirements of any future issue of turnpike bonds, the payment
  409  of turnpike system operation and maintenance expenses, and
  410  subject to any subsequent resolution or trust indenture relating
  411  to the issuance of such turnpike bonds.
  412         (5)(6) The use and disposition of revenues pledged to bonds
  413  are subject to ss. 338.22-338.241 and such regulations as the
  414  resolution authorizing the issuance of the bonds or such trust
  415  agreement may provide.
  416         Section 13. Paragraph (c) of subsection (7) of section
  417  339.175, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  418         339.175 Metropolitan planning organization.—
  419         (7) LONG-RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN.—Each M.P.O. must
  420  develop a long-range transportation plan that addresses at least
  421  a 20-year planning horizon. The plan must include both long
  422  range and short-range strategies and must comply with all other
  423  state and federal requirements. The prevailing principles to be
  424  considered in the long-range transportation plan are: preserving
  425  the existing transportation infrastructure; enhancing Florida’s
  426  economic competitiveness; and improving travel choices to ensure
  427  mobility. The long-range transportation plan must be consistent,
  428  to the maximum extent feasible, with future land use elements
  429  and the goals, objectives, and policies of the approved local
  430  government comprehensive plans of the units of local government
  431  located within the jurisdiction of the M.P.O. Each M.P.O. is
  432  encouraged to consider strategies that integrate transportation
  433  and land use planning to provide for sustainable development and
  434  reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The approved long-range
  435  transportation plan must be considered by local governments in
  436  the development of the transportation elements in local
  437  government comprehensive plans and any amendments thereto. The
  438  long-range transportation plan must, at a minimum:
  439         (c) Assess capital investment and other measures necessary
  440  to:
  441         1. Ensure the preservation of the existing metropolitan
  442  transportation system including requirements for the operation,
  443  resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation of major roadways
  444  and requirements for the operation, maintenance, modernization,
  445  and rehabilitation of public transportation facilities; and
  446         2. Make the most efficient use of existing transportation
  447  facilities to relieve vehicular congestion, improve safety, and
  448  maximize the mobility of people and goods. Such efforts must
  449  include, but are not limited to, consideration of infrastructure
  450  and technological improvements necessary to accommodate advances
  451  in vehicle technology, such as autonomous technology and other
  452  developments.
  454  In the development of its long-range transportation plan, each
  455  M.P.O. must provide the public, affected public agencies,
  456  representatives of transportation agency employees, freight
  457  shippers, providers of freight transportation services, private
  458  providers of transportation, representatives of users of public
  459  transit, and other interested parties with a reasonable
  460  opportunity to comment on the long-range transportation plan.
  461  The long-range transportation plan must be approved by the
  462  M.P.O.
  463         Section 14. Subsection (2) of section 339.2818, Florida
  464  Statutes, is amended to read:
  465         339.2818 Small County Outreach Program.—
  466         (2)(a) For the purposes of this section, the term “small
  467  county” means any county that has a population of 170,000
  468  150,000 or less as determined by the most recent official
  469  estimate pursuant to s. 186.901.
  470         (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), for the 2015-2016 fiscal
  471  year, for purposes of this section, the term “small county”
  472  means any county that has a population of 165,000 or less as
  473  determined by the most recent official estimate pursuant to s.
  474  186.901. This paragraph expires July 1, 2016.
  475         Section 15. Paragraph (c) is added to subsection (3) of
  476  section 339.64, Florida Statutes, and paragraph (a) of
  477  subsection (4) of that section is amended, to read:
  478         339.64 Strategic Intermodal System Plan.—
  479         (3)
  480         (c) The department shall coordinate with federal, regional,
  481  and local partners, as well as industry representatives, to
  482  consider infrastructure and technological improvements necessary
  483  to accommodate advances in vehicle technology, such as
  484  autonomous technology and other developments, in Strategic
  485  Intermodal System facilities.
  486         (4) The Strategic Intermodal System Plan shall include the
  487  following:
  488         (a) A needs assessment that must include, but is not
  489  limited to, consideration of infrastructure and technological
  490  improvements necessary to accommodate advances in vehicle
  491  technology, such as autonomous technology and other
  492  developments.
  493         Section 16. Section 341.0532, Florida Statutes, is
  494  repealed.
  495         Section 17. Subsection (3) of section 348.565, Florida
  496  Statutes, is amended, and subsection (5) is added to that
  497  section, to read:
  498         348.565 Revenue bonds for specified projects.—The existing
  499  facilities that constitute the Tampa-Hillsborough County
  500  Expressway System are hereby approved to be refinanced by
  501  revenue bonds issued by the Division of Bond Finance of the
  502  State Board of Administration pursuant to s. 11(f), Art. VII of
  503  the State Constitution and the State Bond Act or by revenue
  504  bonds issued by the authority pursuant to s. 348.56(1)(b). In
  505  addition, the following projects of the Tampa-Hillsborough
  506  County Expressway Authority are approved to be financed or
  507  refinanced by the issuance of revenue bonds in accordance with
  508  this part and s. 11(f), Art. VII of the State Constitution:
  509         (3) Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway System widening,
  510  and any extensions thereof.
  511         (5) Capital projects that the authority is authorized to
  512  acquire, construct, reconstruct, equip, operate, and maintain
  513  pursuant to this part, including, without limitation, s.
  514  348.54(15), provided that any financing of such projects does
  515  not pledge the full faith and credit of the state.
  516         Section 18. This act shall take effect July 1, 2016.