Florida Senate - 2017                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. HB 1-A
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 2/AD/3R         .           Floor: CA            
             06/09/2017 02:25 PM       .      06/09/2017 04:06 PM       

       Senator Latvala moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 510 - 553
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 15. Section 288.101, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         288.101Florida Job Growth Grant Fund.—
    8         (1)The Florida Job Growth Grant Fund is created within the
    9  department to promote economic opportunity by improving public
   10  infrastructure and enhancing workforce training. The Florida Job
   11  Growth Grant Fund may not be used for the exclusive benefit of
   12  any single company, corporation, or business entity.
   13         (2)The department and Enterprise Florida, Inc., may
   14  identify projects, solicit proposals, and make funding
   15  recommendations to the Governor, who is authorized to approve:
   16         (a)State or local public infrastructure projects to
   17  promote economic recovery in specific regions of the state,
   18  economic diversification, or economic enhancement in a targeted
   19  industry.
   20         (b)Workforce training grants to support programs at state
   21  colleges and state technical centers that provide participants
   22  with transferable, sustainable workforce skills applicable to
   23  more than a single employer, and for equipment associated with
   24  these programs. The department shall work with CareerSource
   25  Florida to ensure programs are offered to the public based on
   26  criteria established by the state college or state technical
   27  center and do not exclude applicants who are unemployed or
   28  underemployed.
   29         (3)For purposes of this section:
   30         (a)“Infrastructure” means any fixed capital expenditure or
   31  fixed capital costs associated with the construction,
   32  reconstruction, or improvement of facilities that have a life
   33  expectancy of 5 or more years and any land acquisition, land
   34  improvement, design, and engineering costs related thereto.
   35  Facilities in this category include technical structures such as
   36  roads, bridges, tunnels, water supply, sewers, electrical grids,
   37  and telecommunications facilities.
   38         (b)“Public infrastructure” means infrastructure that is
   39  owned by the public, and is for public use or predominately
   40  benefits the public. If public infrastructure is leased or sold,
   41  it must be leased or sold at fair market rates or value.
   42         (c)“Targeted industry” means any industry identified in
   43  the most recent list provided to the Governor, the President of
   44  the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives in
   45  accordance with s. 288.106(q).
   46         (4)The department shall administer contracts for projects
   47  approved by the Governor and funded pursuant to this section.
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   50  And the title is amended as follows:
   51         Delete lines 19 - 27
   52  and insert:
   53         Fund; creating s. 288.101, F.S.; creating the Florida
   54         Job Growth Grant Fund within the Department of
   55         Economic Opportunity; authorizing the department and
   56         Enterprise Florida, Inc., to identify projects,
   57         solicit proposals, and make certain recommendations;
   58         authorizing the Governor to approve certain public
   59         infrastructure projects and workforce training grants;
   60         providing definitions; requiring the department to
   61         administer contracts for certain projects approved by
   62         the Governor; amending s. 288.1168,