Florida Senate - 2017 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. CS for SB 1118
Senate . House
Comm: RCS .
Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and
Economic Development (Brandes) recommended the following:
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
3 Delete everything after the enacting clause
4 and insert:
5 Section 1. Section 316.0898, Florida Statutes, is created
6 to read:
7 316.0898 Florida Smart City Challenge grant program.—
8 (1) The Department of Transportation, in consultation with
9 the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, shall
10 develop the Florida Smart City Challenge grant program and shall
11 establish grant award requirements for municipalities or regions
12 for the purpose of receiving grant awards. Grant applicants must
13 demonstrate and document the adoption of emerging technologies
14 and their impact on the transportation system and must address
15 at least the following focus areas:
16 (a) Autonomous vehicles.
17 (b) Connected vehicles.
18 (c) Sensor-based infrastructure.
19 (d) Collecting and using data.
20 (e) Electric vehicles, including charging stations.
21 (f) Developing strategic models and partnerships.
22 (2) The goals of the grant program include, but are not
23 limited to:
24 (a) Identifying transportation challenges and identifying
25 how emerging technologies can address those challenges.
26 (b) Determining the emerging technologies and strategies
27 that have the potential to provide the most significant impacts.
28 (c) Encouraging municipalities to take significant steps to
29 integrate emerging technologies into their day-to-day
31 (d) Identifying the barriers to implementing the grant
32 program and communicating those barriers to the Legislature and
33 appropriate agencies and organizations.
34 (e) Leveraging the initial grant to attract additional
35 public and private investments.
36 (f) Increasing the state’s competitiveness in the pursuit
37 of grants from the United States Department of Transportation,
38 the United States Department of Energy, and other federal
40 (g) Committing to the continued operation of programs
41 implemented in connection with the grant.
42 (h) Serving as a model for municipalities nationwide.
43 (i) Documenting the costs and impacts of the grant program
44 and lessons learned during implementation.
45 (j) Identifying solutions that will demonstrate local or
46 regional economic impact.
47 (3) The Department of Transportation shall develop
48 eligibility, application, and selection criteria for the program
49 grants and a plan for the promotion of the grant program to
50 municipalities or regions of this state as an opportunity to
51 compete for grant funding, including the award of grants to a
52 single recipient and secondary grants to specific projects of
53 merit within other applications. The Department of
54 Transportation may contract with a third party that demonstrates
55 knowledge and expertise in the focuses and goals of this section
56 to provide guidance in the development of the requirements of
57 this section.
58 (4) On or before January 1, 2018, the Department of
59 Transportation shall submit the grant program guidelines and
60 plans for promotion of the grant program to the Governor, the
61 President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of
63 (5) This section expires July 1, 2018.
64 Section 2. Present paragraphs (c) and (d) of subsection (3)
65 of section 316.545, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as
66 paragraphs (d) and (e), respectively, and a new paragraph (c) is
67 added to that subsection, to read:
68 316.545 Weight and load unlawful; special fuel and motor
69 fuel tax enforcement; inspection; penalty; review.—
71 (c)1. For a vehicle fueled by natural gas, the fine is
72 calculated by reducing the actual gross vehicle weight by the
73 certified weight difference between the natural gas tank and
74 fueling system and a comparable diesel tank and fueling system.
75 Upon the request of a weight inspector or a law enforcement
76 officer, the vehicle operator shall present a written
77 certification that identifies the weight of the natural gas tank
78 and fueling system and the difference in weight of a comparable
79 diesel tank and fueling system. The written certification must
80 originate from the vehicle manufacturer or the installer of the
81 natural gas tank and fueling system.
82 2. The actual gross vehicle weight for vehicles fueled by
83 natural gas may not exceed 82,000 pounds, excluding the weight
84 allowed for idle-reduction technology under paragraph (b).
85 3. This paragraph does not apply to vehicles described in
86 s. 316.535(6).
87 Section 3. Effective upon the same date that SB 340 or
88 similar legislation takes effect, if such legislation is adopted
89 in the 2017 Regular Session or any extension thereof and becomes
90 a law, section 316.851, Florida Statutes, is created to read:
91 316.851 Autonomous vehicles; providing prearranged rides.—
92 (1) An autonomous vehicle used by a transportation network
93 company to provide a prearranged ride must be covered by
94 automobile insurance as required by s. 627.748, regardless of
95 whether a human operator is physically present within the
96 vehicle when the ride occurs. When an autonomous vehicle is
97 logged on to a digital network but is not engaged in a
98 prearranged ride, the autonomous vehicle must maintain insurance
99 coverage as defined in s. 627.748(7)(b).
100 (2) An autonomous vehicle used to provide a transportation
101 service shall carry in the vehicle proof of coverage satisfying
102 the requirements of this section at all times while operating in
103 autonomous mode.
104 Section 4. Section 316.853, Florida Statutes, is created to
106 316.853 Automated mobility districts.—
107 (1) For the purpose of this section, an “automated mobility
108 district” means a master planned development or combination of
109 contiguous developments in which the deployment of autonomous
110 vehicles as defined in s. 316.003 as the basis for a shared
111 mobility system is a stated goal or objective of the development
112 or developments.
113 (2) The Department of Transportation shall designate
114 automated mobility districts.
115 (3) In determining the eligibility of a community for
116 designation as an automated mobility district, the Department of
117 Transportation shall consider applicable criteria from federal
118 agencies for automated mobility districts and apply those
119 criteria to eligible developments in this state.
120 Section 5. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section
121 319.145, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
122 319.145 Autonomous vehicles.—
123 (1) An autonomous vehicle registered in this state must
124 continue to meet applicable federal standards and regulations
125 for such motor vehicle. The vehicle must:
126 (a) Have a system to safely alert the operator if an
127 autonomous technology failure is detected while the autonomous
128 technology is engaged. When an alert is given, the system must:
129 1. Require the operator to take control of the autonomous
130 vehicle; or
131 2. If the human operator does not, or is not able to, take
132 control of the autonomous vehicle, or if a human operator is not
133 physically present in the vehicle, be capable of bringing the
134 vehicle to a complete stop.
135 Section 6. Subsection (2) of section 335.074, Florida
136 Statutes, is amended to read:
137 335.074 Safety inspection of bridges.—
138 (2) At regular intervals as required by the Federal Highway
not to exceed 2 years, each bridge on a public
140 transportation facility shall be inspected for structural
141 soundness and safety for the passage of traffic on such bridge.
142 The thoroughness with which bridges are to be inspected shall
143 depend on such factors as age, traffic characteristics, state of
144 maintenance, and known deficiencies. The governmental entity
145 having maintenance responsibility for any such bridge shall be
146 responsible for having inspections performed and reports
147 prepared in accordance with the provisions contained herein.
148 Section 7. Paragraph (c) of subsection (6) of section
149 337.11, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
150 337.11 Contracting authority of department; bids; emergency
151 repairs, supplemental agreements, and change orders; combined
152 design and construction contracts; progress payments; records;
153 requirements of vehicle registration.—
155 (c) When the department determines that it is in the best
156 interest of the public for reasons of public concern, economy,
157 improved operations, or safety, and only for contracts for
158 construction and maintenance which do not exceed $250,000 when
159 circumstances dictate rapid completion of the work, the
160 department may , up to the amount of $120,000 , enter into
161 contracts for construction and maintenance without advertising
162 and receiving competitive bids. The department may enter into
163 such contracts only upon a determination that the work is
164 necessary for one of the following reasons:
165 1. To ensure timely completion of projects or avoidance of
166 undue delay for other projects;
167 2. To accomplish minor repairs or construction and
168 maintenance activities for which time is of the essence and for
169 which significant cost savings would occur; or
170 3. To accomplish nonemergency work necessary to ensure
171 avoidance of adverse conditions that affect the safe and
172 efficient flow of traffic.
174 The department shall make a good faith effort to obtain two or
175 more quotes, if available, from qualified contractors before
176 entering into any contract. The department shall give
177 consideration to disadvantaged business enterprise
178 participation. However, when the work exists within the limits
179 of an existing contract, the department shall make a good faith
180 effort to negotiate and enter into a contract with the prime
181 contractor on the existing contract.
182 Section 8. Subsection (5) is added to section 338.227,
183 Florida Statutes, to read:
184 338.227 Turnpike revenue bonds.—
185 (5) Notwithstanding s. 215.82, bonds issued pursuant to
186 this section are not required to be validated pursuant to
187 chapter 75 but may be validated at the option of the Division of
188 Bond Finance. Any complaint about such validation must be filed
189 in the circuit court of the county in which the seat of state
190 government is situated, and the clerk shall publish the notice
191 as required by s. 75.06 only in the county in which the
192 complaint is filed. The complaint and order of the circuit court
193 must be served on the state attorney of the circuit in which the
194 action is pending.
195 Section 9. Paragraph (e) of subsection (7) of section
196 339.135, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
197 339.135 Work program; legislative budget request;
198 definitions; preparation, adoption, execution, and amendment.—
199 (7) AMENDMENT OF THE ADOPTED WORK PROGRAM.—
200 (e) Notwithstanding paragraphs (d), and (g), and (h) and
201 ss. 216.177(2) and 216.351, the secretary may request the
202 Executive Office of the Governor to amend the adopted work
203 program when an emergency exists, as defined in s. 252.34, and
204 the emergency relates to the repair or rehabilitation of any
205 state transportation facility. The Executive Office of the
206 Governor may approve the amendment to the adopted work program
207 and amend that portion of the department’s approved budget if a
208 delay incident to the notification requirements in paragraph (d)
209 would be detrimental to the interests of the state. However, the
210 department shall immediately notify the parties specified in
211 paragraph (d) and provide such parties written justification for
212 the emergency action within 7 days after approval by the
213 Executive Office of the Governor of the amendment to the adopted
214 work program and the department’s budget. The adopted work
215 program may not be amended under this subsection without
216 certification by the comptroller of the department that there
217 are sufficient funds available pursuant to the 36-month cash
218 forecast and applicable statutes.
219 Section 10. Section 339.2405, Florida Statutes, is amended
220 to read:
221 339.2405 Florida Highway Beautification Grant Program
223 (1) There is created within the Department of
224 Transportation the Florida Highway Beautification Grant Program
225 for the purpose of awarding grants to local governmental
226 entities for beautification of roads on the State Highway System
227 as provided in subsections (3) and (4). The department shall
228 Council. It shall consist of seven members appointed by the
229 Governor. All appointed members must be residents of this state.
230 One member must be a licensed landscape architect, one member
231 must be a representative of the Florida Federation of Garden
232 Clubs, Inc., one member must be a representative of the Florida
233 Nurserymen and Growers Association, one member must be a
234 representative of the department as designated by the head of
235 the department, one member must be a representative of the
236 Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, and two members
237 must be private citizens. The members of the council shall serve
238 at the pleasure of the Governor.
239 (2) Each chair shall be selected by the council members and
240 shall serve a 2-year term.
241 (3) The council shall meet no less than semiannually at the
242 call of the chair or, in the chair’s absence or incapacity, at
243 the call of the head of the department. Four members shall
244 constitute a quorum for the purpose of exercising all of the
245 powers of the council. A vote of the majority of the members
246 present shall be sufficient for all actions of the council.
247 (4) The council members shall serve without pay but shall
248 be entitled to per diem and travel expenses pursuant to s.
250 (5) A member of the council may not participate in any
251 discussion or decision to recommend grants to any qualified
252 local government with which the member is associated as a member
253 of the governing body or as an employee or with which the member
254 has entered into a contractual arrangement.
255 (6) The council may prescribe, amend, and repeal bylaws
256 governing the manner in which the business of the council is
258 (7)(a) The duties of the council shall be to:
259 (a) 1. Provide information to local governments and local
260 highway beautification councils regarding the state highway
261 beautification grants program.
262 (b) 2. Accept grant requests from local governments.
263 (c) 3. Review grant requests for compliance with department
264 council rules.
265 (d) 4. Establish rules for evaluating and prioritizing the
266 grant requests. The rules must include, but are not limited to,
267 an examination of each grant’s aesthetic value, cost
268 effectiveness, level of local support, feasibility of
269 installation and maintenance, and compliance with state and
270 federal regulations. Rules adopted by the department council
271 which it uses to evaluate grant applications must take into
272 consideration the contributions made by the highway
273 beautification project in preventing litter.
274 (e) 5. Maintain a prioritized list of approved grant
275 requests. The list must include recommended funding levels for
276 each request and, if staged implementation is appropriate,
277 funding requirements for each stage shall be provided.
278 6. Assess the feasibility of planting and maintaining
279 indigenous wildflowers and plants, instead of sod groundcovers,
280 along the rights-of-way of state roads and highways. In making
281 such assessment, the council shall utilize data from other
282 states which include indigenous wildflower and plant species in
283 their highway vegetative management systems.
284 (b) The council may, at the request of the head of the
285 department, review and make recommendations on any other highway
286 beautification matters relating to the State Highway System.
287 (8) The head of the department shall provide from existing
288 personnel such staff support services to the council as are
289 necessary to enable the council to fulfill its duties and
291 (2) (9) Local highway beautification councils may be created
292 by local governmental entities or by the Legislature. Prior to
293 being submitted to the department council, a grant request must
294 be approved by the local government or governments of the area
295 in which the project is located.
296 (3) (10) The head of the department , after receiving
297 recommendations from the council, shall award grants to local
298 governmental entities that have submitted grant requests for
299 beautification of roads on the State Highway System and which
300 requests are on the council’s approved list. The grants shall be
301 awarded in the order they appear on the council’s prioritized
302 list and in accordance with available funding.
303 (4) (11) State highway beautification grants may be
304 requested only for projects to beautify through landscaping
305 roads on the State Highway System. The grant request shall
306 identify all costs associated with the project, including
307 sprinkler systems, plant materials, equipment, and labor. A
308 grant shall provide for the costs of purchase and installation
309 of a sprinkler system, the cost of plant materials and
310 fertilizer, and may provide for the costs for labor associated
311 with the installation of the plantings. Each local government
312 that receives a grant is shall be responsible for any costs for
313 water, for the maintenance of the sprinkler system, for the
314 maintenance of the landscaped areas in accordance with a
315 maintenance agreement with the department, and, except as
316 otherwise provided in the grant, for any costs for labor
317 associated with the installation of the plantings. The
318 department may provide, by contract, services to maintain such
319 landscaping at a level not to exceed the cost of routine
320 maintenance of an equivalent unlandscaped area.
321 (12) The council shall annually submit to the head of the
322 Department of Transportation a proposal recommending the level
323 of grant funding.
324 Section 11. Section 343.52, Florida Statutes, is reordered
325 and amended to read:
326 343.52 Definitions.—As used in this part, the term:
327 (2) (1) “Authority” means the South Florida Regional
328 Transportation Authority.
329 (3) (2) “Board” means the governing body of the authority.
330 (4) “Department” means the Department of Transportation.
331 (1) (3) “Area served” means Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm
332 Beach Counties. However, this area may be expanded by mutual
333 consent of the authority and the board of county commissioners
334 of Monroe County. The authority may not expand into any
335 additional counties without the department’s prior written
337 (8) (4) “Transit system” means a system used for the
338 transportation of people and goods by means of, without
339 limitation, a street railway, an elevated railway having a fixed
340 guideway, a commuter railroad, a subway, motor vehicles, or
341 motor buses, and includes a complete system of tracks, stations,
342 and rolling stock necessary to effectuate passenger service to
343 or from the surrounding regional municipalities.
344 (7) (5) “Transit facilities” means property, avenues of
345 access, equipment, or buildings built and installed in Miami
346 Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties which are required to
347 support a transit system.
348 (6) “Member” means the individuals constituting the board.
349 (5) (7) “Feeder transit services” means a transit system
350 that transports passengers to or from stations within or across
352 Section 12. Present subsections (4) and (5) of section
353 343.54, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (5)
354 and (6), respectively, and a new subsection (4) is added to that
355 section, to read:
356 343.54 Powers and duties.—
357 (4) Notwithstanding any other provision of this part, the
358 authority may not enter into, extend, or renew any contract or
359 other agreement under this part without the department’s prior
360 review and written approval of the authority’s proposed
361 expenditures if such contract or agreement may be funded, in
362 whole or in part, with funds provided by the department.
363 Section 13. Paragraph (c) of subsection (4) of section
364 343.58, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
365 343.58 County funding for the South Florida Regional
366 Transportation Authority.—
367 (4) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
368 contrary and effective July 1, 2010, until as provided in
369 paragraph (d), the department shall transfer annually from the
370 State Transportation Trust Fund to the South Florida Regional
371 Transportation Authority the amounts specified in subparagraph
372 (a)1. or subparagraph (a)2.
373 (c)1. Funds provided to the authority by the department
374 under this subsection constitute state financial assistance
375 provided to a nonstate entity to carry out a state project
376 subject to the provisions of ss. 215.97 and 215.971. The
377 department shall provide the funds in accordance with the terms
378 of a written agreement to be entered into between the authority
379 and the department which shall provide for department review,
380 approval and audit of authority expenditure of such funds, and
381 shall include such other provisions as are required by
382 applicable law. The department is specifically authorized to
383 agree to advance the authority one-fourth of the total funding
384 provided under this subsection for a state fiscal year at the
385 beginning of each state fiscal year, with monthly payments over
386 the fiscal year on a reimbursement basis as supported by
387 invoices and such additional documentation and information as
388 the department may reasonably require, and a reconciliation of
389 the advance against remaining invoices in the last quarter of
390 the fiscal year may not be committed by the authority without
391 the approval of the department, which may not be unreasonably
392 withheld. At least 90 days before advertising any procurement or
393 renewing any existing contract that will rely on state funds for
394 payment, the authority shall notify the department of the
395 proposed procurement or renewal and the proposed terms thereof.
396 If the department, within 60 days after receipt of notice,
397 objects in writing to the proposed procurement or renewal,
398 specifying its reasons for objection, the authority may not
399 proceed with the proposed procurement or renewal. Failure of the
400 department to object in writing within 60 days after notice
401 shall be deemed consent . This requirement does not impair or
402 cause the authority to cancel contracts that exist as of June
403 30, 2012.
404 2. To enable the department to evaluate the authority’s
405 proposed uses of state funds, the authority shall annually
406 provide the department with its proposed budget for the
407 following authority fiscal year and shall promptly provide the
408 department with any additional documentation or information
409 required by the department for its evaluation of the proposed
410 uses of the state funds.
411 Section 14. Subsection (2) of section 215.82, Florida
412 Statutes, is amended to read:
413 215.82 Validation; when required.—
414 (2) Any bonds issued pursuant to this act which are
415 validated shall be validated in the manner provided by chapter
416 75. In actions to validate bonds to be issued in the name of the
417 State Board of Education under s. 9(a) and (d), Art. XII of the
418 State Constitution and bonds to be issued pursuant to chapter
419 259, the Land Conservation Program, the complaint shall be filed
420 in the circuit court of the county where the seat of state
421 government is situated, the notice required to be published by
422 s. 75.06 shall be published only in the county where the
423 complaint is filed, and the complaint and order of the circuit
424 court shall be served only on the state attorney of the circuit
425 in which the action is pending. In any action to validate bonds
426 issued pursuant to s. 1010.62 or issued pursuant to s. 9(a)(1),
427 Art. XII of the State Constitution or issued pursuant to s.
428 215.605 or s. 338.227, the complaint shall be filed in the
429 circuit court of the county where the seat of state government
430 is situated, the notice required to be published by s. 75.06
431 shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the
432 county where the complaint is filed and in two other newspapers
433 of general circulation in the state, and the complaint and order
434 of the circuit court shall be served only on the state attorney
435 of the circuit in which the action is pending; provided,
436 however, that if publication of notice pursuant to this section
437 would require publication in more newspapers than would
438 publication pursuant to s. 75.06, such publication shall be made
439 pursuant to s. 75.06.
440 Section 15. Paragraph (d) of subsection (2) of section
441 343.53, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
442 343.53 South Florida Regional Transportation Authority.—
443 (2) The governing board of the authority shall consist of
444 10 voting members, as follows:
445 (d) If the authority’s service area is expanded pursuant to
446 s. 343.54(6) s. 343.54(5), the county containing the new service
447 area shall have two members appointed to the board as follows:
448 1. The county commission of the county shall elect a
449 commissioner as that commission’s representative on the board.
450 The commissioner must be a member of the county commission when
451 elected and for the full extent of his or her term.
452 2. The Governor shall appoint a citizen member to the board
453 who is not a member of the county commission but who is a
454 resident and a qualified elector of that county.
455 Section 16. Section 427.011, Florida Statutes, is reordered
456 and amended to read:
457 427.011 Definitions.—For the purposes of ss. 427.011
459 (9) (1) “Transportation disadvantaged” means those persons
460 who because of physical or mental disability, income status, or
461 age are unable to transport themselves or to purchase
462 transportation and are, therefore, dependent upon others to
463 obtain access to health care, employment, education, shopping,
464 social activities, or other life-sustaining activities, or
465 children who are handicapped or high-risk or at-risk as defined
466 in s. 411.202.
467 (5) (2) “Metropolitan planning organization” means the
468 organization responsible for carrying out transportation
469 planning and programming in accordance with the provisions of 23
470 U.S.C. s. 134, as provided in 23 U.S.C. s. 104(f)(3).
471 (1) (3) “Agency” means an official, officer, commission,
472 authority, council, committee, department, division, bureau,
473 board, section, or any other unit or entity of the state or of a
474 city, town, municipality, county, or other local governing body
475 or a private nonprofit transportation service-providing agency.
476 (11) ( 4) “Transportation improvement program” means a staged
477 multiyear program of transportation improvements, including an
478 annual element, which is developed by a metropolitan planning
479 organization or designated official planning agency.
480 (2) (5) “Community transportation coordinator” means a
481 transportation entity recommended by a metropolitan planning
482 organization, or by the appropriate designated official planning
483 agency as provided for in ss. 427.011-427.017 in an area outside
484 the purview of a metropolitan planning organization, to ensure
485 that coordinated transportation services are provided to the
486 transportation disadvantaged population in a designated service
488 (12) (6) “Transportation operator” means one or more public,
489 private for-profit, or private nonprofit entities engaged by the
490 community transportation coordinator to provide service to
491 transportation disadvantaged persons pursuant to a coordinated
492 system service plan.
493 (3) (7) “Coordinating board” means an advisory entity in
494 each designated service area composed of representatives
495 appointed by the metropolitan planning organization or
496 designated official planning agency, to provide assistance to
497 the community transportation coordinator relative to the
498 coordination of transportation services.
499 (8) “Purchasing agency” means a department or agency whose
500 head is an ex officio, nonvoting adviser to the commission, or
501 an agency that purchases transportation services for the
502 transportation disadvantaged.
503 (7) (9) “Paratransit” means those elements of public transit
504 which provide service between specific origins and destinations
505 selected by the individual user with such service being provided
506 at a time that is agreed upon by the user and provider of the
507 service. Paratransit service is provided by taxis, limousines,
508 “dial-a-ride,” buses, transportation network companies, and
509 other demand-responsive operations that are characterized by
510 their nonscheduled, nonfixed route nature.
511 (10) “Transportation disadvantaged funds” means any local
512 government, state, or available federal funds that are for the
513 transportation of the transportation disadvantaged. Such funds
514 may include, but are not limited to, funds for planning,
515 Medicaid transportation, administration, operation, procurement,
516 and maintenance of vehicles or equipment and capital
517 investments. Transportation disadvantaged funds do not include
518 funds for the transportation of children to public schools.
519 (4) ( 11) “Coordination” means the arrangement for the
520 provision of transportation services to the transportation
521 disadvantaged in a manner that is cost-effective, efficient, and
522 reduces fragmentation and duplication of services.
523 (6) (12) “Nonsponsored transportation disadvantaged
524 services” means transportation disadvantaged services that are
525 not sponsored or subsidized by any funding source other than the
526 Transportation Disadvantaged Trust Fund.
527 Section 17. The Secretary of Transportation may enroll the
528 State of Florida in any federal pilot program or project for the
529 collection and study of data for the review of federal or state
530 roadway safety, infrastructure sustainability, congestion
531 mitigation, transportation system efficiency, autonomous vehicle
532 technology, or capacity challenges.
533 Section 18. Except as otherwise provided in this act, this
534 act shall take effect July 1, 2017.
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537 And the title is amended as follows:
538 Delete everything before the enacting clause
539 and insert:
540 A bill to be entitled
541 An act relating to transportation; creating s.
542 316.0898, F.S.; requiring the Department of
543 Transportation, in consultation with the Department of
544 Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, to develop the
545 Florida Smart City Challenge grant program; specifying
546 requirements for grant program applicants;
547 establishing goals for the grant program; requiring
548 the Department of Transportation to develop specified
549 criteria for the program grants and a plan for
550 promotion of the grant program; authorizing the
551 Department of Transportation to contract with a third
552 party that demonstrates certain knowledge and
553 expertise for a specified purpose; requiring the
554 Department of Transportation to submit certain
555 information regarding the grant program to the
556 Governor and the Legislature by a specified date;
557 providing for repeal; amending s. 316.545, F.S.;
558 providing for the calculation of fines for unlawful
559 weight and load for a vehicle fueled by natural gas;
560 requiring the vehicle operator to present a certain
561 written certification upon request by a weight
562 inspector or law enforcement officer; prescribing a
563 maximum actual gross vehicle weight for vehicles
564 fueled by natural gas; providing applicability;
565 creating s. 316.851, F.S.; requiring an autonomous
566 vehicle used by a transportation network company to be
567 covered by automobile insurance, subject to certain
568 requirements; requiring an autonomous vehicle used to
569 provide a transportation service to carry in the
570 vehicle proof of coverage satisfying certain
571 requirements at all times while operating in
572 autonomous mode; creating s. 316.853, F.S.; defining
573 the term “automated mobility district”; requiring the
574 Department of Transportation to designate automated
575 mobility districts; requiring the department to
576 consider applicable criteria from federal agencies for
577 automated mobility districts in determining
578 eligibility of a community for the designation;
579 amending s. 319.145, F.S.; requiring an autonomous
580 vehicle registered in this state to be capable of
581 bringing the vehicle to a full stop when an alert is
582 given if the human operator does not, or is not able
583 to, take control of the autonomous vehicle, or if a
584 human operator is not physically present in the
585 vehicle; amending s. 335.074, F.S.; requiring bridges
586 on public transportation facilities to be inspected
587 for certain purposes at regular intervals as required
588 by the Federal Highway Administration; amending s.
589 337.11, F.S.; increasing the allowable amount for
590 contracts for construction and maintenance which the
591 department may enter into, in certain circumstances,
592 without advertising and receiving competitive bids;
593 amending s. 338.227, F.S.; providing that certain
594 bonds are not required to be validated but may be
595 validated at the option of the Division of Bond
596 Finance; providing filing, notice, and service
597 requirements for complaints and circuit court orders
598 concerning such validation; amending s. 339.135, F.S.;
599 providing an additional exception related to the
600 amendment of adopted work programs when an emergency
601 exists; amending s. 339.2405, F.S.; replacing the
602 Florida Highway Beautification Council within the
603 department with the Florida Highway Beautification
604 Grant Program; providing the purpose of the program;
605 providing duties of the department; conforming
606 provisions to changes made by the act; amending s.
607 343.52, F.S.; defining the term “department”; amending
608 s. 343.54, F.S.; prohibiting the South Florida
609 Regional Transportation Authority from entering into,
610 extending, or renewing certain contracts or other
611 agreements without the department’s prior review and
612 written approval if such contracts or agreements may
613 be funded with funds provided by the department;
614 amending s. 343.58, F.S.; providing that certain funds
615 provided to the authority by the department constitute
616 state financial assistance for specified purposes,
617 subject to certain requirements; requiring the
618 department to provide certain funds in accordance with
619 the terms of an agreement between the authority and
620 the department; authorizing the department to advance
621 the authority a certain amount of the total funding
622 for a state fiscal year at the beginning of each state
623 fiscal year, subject to certain requirements;
624 requiring the authority to promptly provide the
625 department any documentation or information, in
626 addition to the proposed annual budget, which is
627 required by the department for its evaluation of the
628 proposed uses of state funds; amending s. 215.82,
629 F.S.; conforming a provision to changes made by the
630 act; amending s. 343.53, F.S.; conforming a cross
631 reference; amending s. 427.011, F.S.; revising the
632 definition of the term “paratransit”; authorizing the
633 Secretary of Transportation to enroll the State of
634 Florida in federal pilot programs or projects for the
635 collection and study of data for the review of federal
636 or state roadway safety, infrastructure
637 sustainability, congestion mitigation, transportation
638 system efficiency, autonomous vehicle technology, or
639 capacity challenges; providing effective dates, one of
640 which is contingent.