Florida Senate - 2018 CS for SB 384 By the Committee on Transportation; and Senators Brandes and Galvano 596-01812-18 2018384c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to electric and hybrid vehicles; 3 requiring the Florida Transportation Commission to 4 review all sources of revenue for transportation 5 infrastructure and maintenance projects and prepare a 6 report to the Governor and the Legislature when the 7 commission determines that electric and hybrid 8 vehicles make up a certain percentage or more of the 9 total number of vehicles registered in this state; 10 authorizing the commission, in consultation with the 11 Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, to 12 use certain commercially available data; requiring the 13 commission, in consultation with the Division of 14 Emergency Management, to make an assessment of 15 transportation infrastructure with respect to 16 emergency evacuations and electric vehicles; 17 specifying requirements for the report; requiring the 18 report to be submitted to the Governor and the 19 Legislature no later than a certain date; authorizing 20 the commission to undertake and complete the review 21 before the specified-percentage threshold is reached, 22 under certain circumstances; amending s. 339.175, 23 F.S.; requiring a long-range transportation plan to 24 consider infrastructure and technological improvements 25 necessary to accommodate the increased use of 26 autonomous technology and electric vehicles; providing 27 an effective date. 28 29 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 30 31 Section 1. Florida Transportation Commission review; 32 electric and hybrid vehicles report.— 33 (1)(a) The Florida Transportation Commission shall review 34 all sources of revenue for transportation infrastructure and 35 maintenance projects and prepare a report to the Governor and 36 the Legislature when the commission determines that electric 37 vehicles, as defined in s. 320.01(36), Florida Statutes, and 38 hybrid vehicles, as defined in s. 316.0741, Florida Statutes, 39 make up 2 percent or more of the total number of vehicles 40 registered in this state. 41 (b) The commission, in consultation with the Department of 42 Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, may use commercially 43 available data that the commission deems reliable to support its 44 determination and report. The report must, at a minimum, assess 45 the effect of projected electric and hybrid vehicle use in this 46 state on future revenue from existing taxes, fees, and 47 surcharges related to nonelectric, private-use motorcycles, 48 mopeds, automobiles, tri-vehicles, and trucks. 49 (c) The commission, in consultation with the Division of 50 Emergency Management, shall also make an assessment of 51 transportation infrastructure with respect to emergency 52 evacuations and electric vehicles, including, but not limited 53 to, the availability of electric vehicle charging stations in 54 this state. 55 (2) The report must include recommendations to the 56 Legislature: 57 (a) To ensure continued funding for necessary maintenance 58 that provides for adequate levels of service on existing 59 transportation infrastructure; 60 (b) To accomplish improvements and capacity projects on 61 transportation infrastructure which meet the demand from 62 projected population and economic growth; and 63 (c) To accomplish necessary improvements to transportation 64 infrastructure that would support emergency evacuations by users 65 of electric vehicles. 66 (3) The report shall be submitted to the Governor and the 67 Legislature no later than September 1 of the year immediately 68 after the year in which the commission determines that electric 69 vehicles, as defined in s. 320.01(36), Florida Statutes, and 70 hybrid vehicles, as defined in s. 316.0741, Florida Statutes, 71 make up 2 percent or more of the total number of vehicles 72 registered in this state. 73 (4) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this section, 74 the commission may undertake and complete the review and report 75 before the 2-percent threshold is reached if the commission 76 finds that earlier completion is appropriate to maintain a 77 financially stable long-term transportation work program. 78 Section 2. Paragraph (c) of subsection (7) of section 79 339.175, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 80 339.175 Metropolitan planning organization.— 81 (7) LONG-RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN.—Each M.P.O. must 82 develop a long-range transportation plan that addresses at least 83 a 20-year planning horizon. The plan must include both long 84 range and short-range strategies and must comply with all other 85 state and federal requirements. The prevailing principles to be 86 considered in the long-range transportation plan are: preserving 87 the existing transportation infrastructure; enhancing Florida’s 88 economic competitiveness; and improving travel choices to ensure 89 mobility. The long-range transportation plan must be consistent, 90 to the maximum extent feasible, with future land use elements 91 and the goals, objectives, and policies of the approved local 92 government comprehensive plans of the units of local government 93 located within the jurisdiction of the M.P.O. Each M.P.O. is 94 encouraged to consider strategies that integrate transportation 95 and land use planning to provide for sustainable development and 96 reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The approved long-range 97 transportation plan must be considered by local governments in 98 the development of the transportation elements in local 99 government comprehensive plans and any amendments thereto. The 100 long-range transportation plan must, at a minimum: 101 (c) Assess capital investment and other measures necessary 102 to: 103 1. Ensure the preservation of the existing metropolitan 104 transportation system including requirements for the operation, 105 resurfacing, restoration, and rehabilitation of major roadways 106 and requirements for the operation, maintenance, modernization, 107 and rehabilitation of public transportation facilities; and 108 2. Make the most efficient use of existing transportation 109 facilities to relieve vehicular congestion, improve safety, and 110 maximize the mobility of people and goods. Such efforts must 111 include, but are not limited to, consideration of infrastructure 112 and technological improvements necessary to accommodate advances 113 in vehicle technology, such as the increased use of autonomous 114 technology and electric vehicles, and other developments. 115 116 In the development of its long-range transportation plan, each 117 M.P.O. must provide the public, affected public agencies, 118 representatives of transportation agency employees, freight 119 shippers, providers of freight transportation services, private 120 providers of transportation, representatives of users of public 121 transit, and other interested parties with a reasonable 122 opportunity to comment on the long-range transportation plan. 123 The long-range transportation plan must be approved by the 124 M.P.O. 125 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.