Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. PCS (304644) for CS for SB 1118
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  05/01/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Braynon) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 740 and 741
    4  insert:
    5         Section 19. Broward County has undergone significant
    6  expansion of its interstate system over the last 5 years.
    7  Broward County is the second most populous county in the state
    8  and is largely built out. The expansion of Broward County
    9  interstate highways occurred in fully developed areas in which
   10  relocation of permitted signs is difficult; the placement of new
   11  ramps, bridges, and other construction within the interstate
   12  right-of-way can hinder the ability of the public to view
   13  existing permitted signs; and allowing a minimal height increase
   14  based upon the height of the obstruction is reasonable.
   15         Section 20. Notwithstanding general law to the contrary, in
   16  the event that a properly permitted sign on an interstate
   17  highway within Broward County is subsequently obstructed by the
   18  construction of a ramp, braided bridge, or other permanent
   19  visual obstruction within the interstate right-of-way, the
   20  allowable height of the permitted sign shall be measured from
   21  the top of the visual obstruction. However, the height of the
   22  sign may not exceed 100 feet above the crown of the main
   23  traveled way of the road to which the sign is permitted
   24  regardless of the height of the visual obstruction.
   25         Section 21. The Department of Transportation is authorized
   26  to promulgate any rules or forms necessary to implement this
   27  act.
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   30  And the title is amended as follows:
   31         Delete line 130
   32  and insert:
   33         challenges; providing legislative findings; providing
   34         for an alternate means to measure permitted sign
   35         height on interstate highways within Broward County;
   36         providing for the Department of Transportation to
   37         promulgate rules; providing effective dates, one of
   38         which is