Florida Senate - 2017                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1672
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 1/AD/2R         .                                
             04/27/2017 02:32 PM       .                                

       Senator Latvala moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 350 - 470
    4  and insert:
    5  intercounty project or an intracounty capital project that
    6  represents a phase of an intercounty project that exists in a
    7  single county within the designated region.
    8         (2)(a) The authority has the right to plan, develop,
    9  finance, construct, own, purchase, operate, maintain, relocate,
   10  equip, repair, and manage those public transportation projects,
   11  such as express bus services; bus rapid transit services; light
   12  rail, commuter rail, heavy rail, or other transit services;
   13  ferry services; transit stations; park-and-ride lots; transit
   14  oriented development nodes; or feeder roads, reliever roads,
   15  connector roads, bypasses, or appurtenant facilities, that are
   16  intended to address critical transportation needs or concerns in
   17  the Tampa Bay region as identified by the authority by July 1,
   18  2009. These projects may also include all necessary approaches,
   19  roads, bridges, and avenues of access that are desirable and
   20  proper with the concurrence of the department, as applicable, if
   21  the project is to be part of the State Highway System.
   22         (3)(a) No later than July 1, 2009, The authority shall
   23  develop and adopt a regional transit development transportation
   24  master plan that provides a vision for a regionally integrated
   25  multimodal transportation system. The goals and objectives of
   26  the master plan are to identify areas of the Tampa Bay region
   27  where multimodal mobility, traffic safety, freight mobility, and
   28  efficient emergency evacuation alternatives need to be improved;
   29  identify areas of the region where multimodal transportation
   30  systems would be most beneficial to enhance mobility and
   31  economic development; develop methods of building partnerships
   32  with local governments, existing transit providers, expressway
   33  authorities, seaports, airports, and other local, state, and
   34  federal entities; develop methods of building partnerships with
   35  CSX Corporation and CSX Transportation, Inc., to craft mutually
   36  beneficial solutions to achieve the authority’s objectives, and
   37  with other private sector business community entities that may
   38  further the authority’s mission, and engage the public in
   39  support of regional multimodal transportation improvements. The
   40  master plan shall identify and may prioritize projects that will
   41  accomplish these goals and objectives, including, without
   42  limitation, the creation of express bus and bus rapid transit
   43  services, light rail, commuter rail, and heavy rail transit
   44  services, ferry services, freight services, and any other
   45  multimodal transportation system projects that address critical
   46  transportation needs or concerns, pursuant to subsection (2);
   47  and identify the costs of the proposed projects and revenue
   48  sources that could be used to pay those costs. In developing the
   49  master plan, the authority shall review and coordinate with the
   50  future land use, capital improvements, and traffic circulation
   51  elements of its member local governments’ comprehensive plans
   52  and the plans, programs, and schedules of other units of
   53  government having transit or transportation authority within
   54  whose jurisdictions the projects or improvements will be located
   55  to define and resolve potential inconsistencies between such
   56  plans and the authority’s developing master plan. By July 1,
   57  2008, the authority, working with its member local governments,
   58  shall adopt a mandatory conflict resolution process that
   59  addresses consistency conflicts between the authority’s regional
   60  transportation master plan and local government comprehensive
   61  plans.
   62         (b) The authority shall consult with the department to
   63  further the goals and objectives of the Strategic Regional
   64  Transit Needs Assessment completed by the department.
   65         (c) Before the adoption of the regional transit development
   66  master plan, the authority shall hold at least one public
   67  meeting in each of the seven counties within the designated
   68  region. At least one public hearing must be held before the
   69  authority’s board.
   70         (d) After its adoption, the regional transit development
   71  master plan shall be updated every 5 years before July 1.
   72         (e) The authority shall present the original regional
   73  transit development master plan and updates to the governing
   74  bodies of the counties within the designated seven-county
   75  region, to the TBARTA Metropolitan Planning Organization Chairs
   76  Coordinating Committee, and to the legislative delegation
   77  members representing those counties within 90 days after
   78  adoption.
   79         (f) The authority shall coordinate plans and projects with
   80  the TBARTA Metropolitan Planning Organization Chairs
   81  Coordinating Committee, to the extent practicable, and
   82  participate in the regional M.P.O. planning process to ensure
   83  regional comprehension of the authority’s mission, goals, and
   84  objectives.
   85         (g) The authority shall provide administrative support and
   86  direction to the TBARTA Metropolitan Planning Organization
   87  Chairs Coordinating Committee as provided in s. 339.175(6)(i).
   88         (4) The authority may undertake projects or other
   89  improvements in the regional transit development master plan in
   90  phases as particular projects or segments become feasible, as
   91  determined by the authority. The authority shall coordinate
   92  project planning, development, and implementation with the
   93  applicable local governments. The authority’s projects that are
   94  transportation oriented must be consistent to the maximum extent
   95  feasible with the adopted local government comprehensive plans
   96  at the time such projects are funded for construction. Authority
   97  projects that are not transportation oriented and meet the
   98  definition of development pursuant to s. 380.04 must be
   99  consistent with the local comprehensive plans. In carrying out
  100  its purposes and powers, the authority may request funding and
  101  technical assistance from the department and appropriate federal
  102  and local agencies, including, but not limited to, state
  103  infrastructure bank loans.
  104         (5) The authority is granted and may exercise all powers
  105  necessary, appurtenant, convenient, or incidental to the
  106  carrying out of the aforesaid purposes, including, but not
  107  limited to, the following rights and powers:
  108         (g) To borrow money and to make and issue negotiable notes,
  109  bonds, refunding bonds, and other evidences of indebtedness or
  110  obligations, either in temporary or definitive form, hereinafter
  111  in this chapter sometimes called “revenue bonds” of the
  112  authority, for the purpose of financing all or part of the
  113  mobility improvements within the Tampa Bay region, as well as
  114  the appurtenant facilities, including all approaches, streets,
  115  roads, bridges, and avenues of access authorized by this part,
  116  the bonds to mature not exceeding 40 years after the date of the
  117  issuance thereof, and to secure the payment of such bonds or any
  118  part thereof by a pledge of any or all of its revenues, rates,
  119  fees, rentals, or other charges.
  120         (9)(a)An action by the authority regarding state funding
  121  of commuter rail, heavy rail transit, or light rail transit, as
  122  defined in s. 343.91, or any combination thereof, requires
  123  approval by a majority vote of each M.P.O. serving the county or
  124  counties where such rail transit investment will be made, and
  125  the approval by an act of the Legislature.
  126         (b) Subject to the requirements of s. 106.113, the
  127  authority may not engage in any advocacy regarding
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  130  And the title is amended as follows:
  131         Delete lines 59 - 68
  132  and insert:
  133         an action by the authority regarding state funding of
  134         commuter rail, heavy rail transit, or light rail
  135         transit, or any combination thereof, requires approval
  136         by a majority vote of each M.P.O. serving the county
  137         or counties where such rail transit investment will be
  138         made, and the approval by an act of the Legislature;
  139         prohibiting the authority from engaging in certain
  140         advocacy that seeks to approve the funding of commuter
  141         rail, heavy rail transit, or light rail transit, or
  142         any combination thereof, subject to specified
  143         requirements; requiring the