Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 340
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                 Comm: UNFAV           .                                
                  03/14/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Banking and Insurance (Farmer) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (144456) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete line 384
    5  and insert:
    7         (a) As used in this subsection, the term:
    8         1. “Gross trip fare” means the sum of the base fare charge,
    9  distance charge, and time charge for the complete trip that is
   10  charged to the rider.
   11         2. “Local assessment fee” means one-half of 1 percent of
   12  the gross trip fare.
   13         (b) A TNC shall collect a local assessment fee on behalf of
   14  a driver who accepts a request for transportation network
   15  company service made through the company’s digital network for
   16  all transportation network company service that originates in
   17  the state.
   18         (c) Within 30 days after the end of a calendar quarter, a
   19  TNC shall submit to the Department of Revenue:
   20         1. The total local assessment fees collected by a TNC on
   21  behalf of the drivers; and
   22         2. A report listing the percentage of the gross trip fare
   23  that originated in each county during the reporting period.
   24         (d)1. The Department of Revenue shall retain an amount of
   25  10 percent of the local assessment fee collected under
   26  subparagraph (c)1. to cover the expenses incurred by the state
   27  to collect, remit, and distribute local assessment fees pursuant
   28  to this subsection.
   29         2. The remaining portion of the total local assessment fees
   30  collected under this subsection, minus the amount retained
   31  pursuant to subparagraph 1., shall be distributed to counties as
   32  provided in subparagraph 3. Any funds collected and distributed
   33  to counties shall be used to address the needs and effective
   34  transportation of those citizens who are disabled, including
   35  providing wheelchair accessible vehicles.
   36         3. Within 60 days after the end of a calendar quarter, the
   37  Department of Revenue shall distribute the local assessment fees
   38  collected under paragraph (c), minus the amount retained
   39  pursuant to subparagraph 1., to each county where a trip
   40  originated during the reporting period. The distribution to each
   41  county must be proportionate to the percentage of the gross trip
   42  fare that originated in each county and must be allocated
   43  consistent with subparagraph 2.
   44         (e)1. To ensure that the TNC has remitted the correct local
   45  assessment fee and has accurately reported the percentages
   46  attributable to counties pursuant to paragraph (c), the
   47  Department of Revenue may inspect the necessary records at a
   48  TNC’s place of business or a mutually agreed upon location. This
   49  inspection may not be conducted more than once every 3 years.
   50         2. In the event that a TNC submits a report to the
   51  Department of Revenue which is subsequently determined to be
   52  inaccurate, thereby leading to an underpayment or overpayment of
   53  a county’s local assessment fee, the Department of Revenue shall
   54  correct the underpayment and overpayment by offsetting the
   55  amount of the underpayment or overpayment in subsequent local
   56  assessment fee distributions. In the event a TNC remits an
   57  assessment fee to the Department of Revenue which is determined
   58  to constitute an underpayment of the total assessment fee
   59  required by this subsection, the TNC shall, within 30 days after
   60  receiving notification of the determination, remit the balance
   61  owed to the Department of Revenue.
   62         (16) PREEMPTION.—
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   64  And the title is amended as follows:
   65         Delete line 483
   66  and insert:
   67         to maintain specified records; defining terms;
   68         requiring a TNC to collect a local assessment fee
   69         under certain circumstances; requiring the TNC to
   70         submit to the Department of Revenue local assessment
   71         fees and a certain report by a specified period;
   72         requiring the state to retain a specified percent of
   73         the local assessment fee for certain purposes;
   74         requiring the remaining portion of such fee to be
   75         distributed to counties for certain purposes;
   76         requiring the department to distribute certain
   77         portions of the fee to counties subject to certain
   78         requirements; authorizing the department to inspect
   79         certain records subject to certain restrictions;
   80         directing the department to correct underpayments and
   81         overpayments under certain circumstances, subject to
   82         certain requirements; requiring the TNC to remit a
   83         balance owed to the department within a specified
   84         period under certain circumstances; providing
   85         legislative