Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1392
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/19/2016           .                                

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and
       Economic Development (Brandes) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Substitute for Amendment (152974) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 83 - 165
    5  and insert:
    6         Section 1. Present subsections (91), (92), and (93) of
    7  section 316.003, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as
    8  subsections (92), (93), and (94), respectively, and a new
    9  subsection (91) is added to that section to read:
   10         316.003 Definitions.—The following words and phrases, when
   11  used in this chapter, shall have the meanings respectively
   12  ascribed to them in this section, except where the context
   13  otherwise requires:
   15  automation and safety technology that integrates sensor array,
   16  wireless vehicle-to-vehicle communications, active safety
   17  systems, and specialized software to link safety systems and
   18  synchronize acceleration and braking between two vehicles while
   19  leaving each vehicle’s steering control and systems command in
   20  the control of the vehicle’s driver in compliance with the
   21  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration rules regarding
   22  vehicle-to-vehicle platooning.
   23         Section 2. The Department of Transportation, in
   24  consultation with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor
   25  Vehicles, shall study the use and safe operation of driver
   26  assistive truck platooning technology, as defined in s. 316.003,
   27  Florida Statutes, for the purpose of developing a pilot project
   28  to test vehicles that are equipped to operate using driver
   29  assistive truck platooning technology.
   30         (1)Upon conclusion of the study, the Department of
   31  Transportation, in consultation with the Department of Highway
   32  Safety and Motor Vehicles, may conduct a pilot project to test
   33  the use and safe operation of vehicles equipped with driver
   34  assistive truck platooning technology.
   35         (2)Notwithstanding ss. 316.0895 and 316.303, Florida
   36  Statutes, the Department of Transportation may conduct the pilot
   37  project in such a manner and at such locations as determined by
   38  the Department of Transportation based on the study.
   39         (3)Before the start of the pilot project, manufacturers of
   40  driver–assistive truck platooning technology being tested in the
   41  pilot project must submit to the Department of Highway Safety
   42  and Motor Vehicles an instrument of insurance, surety bond, or
   43  proof of self-insurance acceptable to the department in the
   44  amount of $5 million.
   45         (4)Upon conclusion of the pilot project, the Department of
   46  Transportation, in consultation with the Department of Highway
   47  Safety and Motor Vehicles, shall submit the results of the study
   48  and any findings or recommendations from the pilot project to
   49  the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of
   50  the House of Representatives.
   51         Section 3. Subsection (7) of section 316.0745, Florida
   52  Statutes, is amended to read:
   53         316.0745 Uniform signals and devices.—
   54         (7) The Department of Transportation may, upon receipt and
   55  investigation of reported noncompliance and is authorized, after
   56  hearing pursuant to 14 days’ notice, to direct the removal of
   57  any purported traffic control device that fails to meet the
   58  requirements of this section, wherever the device is located and
   59  without regard to assigned responsibility under s. 316.1895
   60  which fails to meet the requirements of this section. The public
   61  agency erecting or installing the same shall immediately bring
   62  it into compliance with the requirements of this section or
   63  remove said device or signal upon the direction of the
   64  Department of Transportation and may not, for a period of 5
   65  years, install any replacement or new traffic control devices
   66  paid for in part or in full with revenues raised by the state
   67  unless written prior approval is received from the Department of
   68  Transportation. Any additional violation by a public body or
   69  official shall be cause for the withholding of state funds for
   70  traffic control purposes until such public body or official
   71  demonstrates to the Department of Transportation that it is
   72  complying with this section.
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   74  And the title is amended as follows:
   75         Delete lines 3 - 14
   76  and insert:
   77         316.003, F.S.; defining the term “driver-assistive
   78         truck platooning technology; directing the Department
   79         of Transportation to study the operation of driver
   80         assistive truck platooning technology; authorizing the
   81         department to conduct a pilot project to test such
   82         operation; providing security requirements; requiring
   83         a report to the Governor and Legislature; amending s.
   84         316.0745, F.S.; revising the circumstances under which
   85         the Department of Transportation is authorized to
   86         direct the removal of certain traffic control devices;
   87         requiring the public agency erecting or installing
   88         such a device to bring it into compliance with certain
   89         requirements or remove it upon the direction of the
   90         department;