Florida Senate - 2018                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 852
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Transportation (Brandes) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete everything after the enacting clause
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 1. Section 316.0899, Florida Statutes, is created
    6  to read:
    7         316.0899Florida Smart City Challenge Grant Program.—
    8         (1) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term:
    9         (a) “Grid-integrated vehicle” means a motor vehicle that
   10  has the ability for two-way power flow between the vehicle and
   11  the electric grid and the communications hardware and software
   12  that allow for external control of battery charging and
   13  discharging.
   14         (b) “Matching funds” includes in-kind services, goods,
   15  equipment, or other noncash contributions calculated at fair
   16  market value.
   17         (2)CREATION; GOALS.—The Florida Smart City Challenge Grant
   18  Program is created within the Department of Transportation. The
   19  goals of the grant program include, but are not limited to:
   20         (a)Providing opportunities to municipalities and other
   21  regions of the state to develop innovative smart mobility
   22  solutions to local transportation challenges.
   23         (b)Deploying smart city technology that has an immediate
   24  impact on the safe and efficient movement of people and goods
   25  within municipalities and other regions of the state.
   26         (c)Advancing autonomous, connected, grid-integrated, and
   27  electric vehicle readiness and deployment throughout the state.
   28         (d)Providing enhanced education and workforce development
   29  opportunities by deploying emerging technologies that support
   30  the state’s future workforce.
   31         (e)Meeting the mobility needs of residents of this state,
   32  particularly transportation disadvantaged persons as defined in
   33  s. 427.011, by increasing access to and convenience of
   34  transportation within municipalities and other regions of the
   35  state.
   36         (f)Facilitating the efficient movement of freight within
   37  the state, especially in and around airports and seaports.
   38         (g)Supporting the reduction or elimination of fossil fuel
   39  consumption by relying on renewable energy sources and electric
   40  technologies.
   41         (h)Creating a smart mobility demonstration community in
   42  the state that serves as a model for municipalities and other
   43  regions nationwide.
   45         (a)The following entities may apply to the Department of
   46  Transportation for a grant to fund projects under the Florida
   47  Smart City Challenge Grant Program:
   48         1.A state, county, municipal, regional, or other agency
   49  that is responsible for the movement of persons, goods, or
   50  services within a defined geographical region, including an
   51  entity created pursuant to chapter 343, chapter 348, or chapter
   52  349.
   53         2.A metropolitan planning organization or transportation
   54  planning organization. Each entity responsible for deploying or
   55  operating the project on behalf of a metropolitan planning
   56  organization or transportation planning organization must submit
   57  a letter to the department detailing its commitment to the
   58  implementation, operation, and maintenance of the project.
   59         3.A state university.
   60         (b)An applicant for a Florida Smart City Challenge Grant
   61  must have in place a plan or framework for the implementation of
   62  the proposed project in at least one of the following
   63  categories:
   64         1.Autonomous vehicle deployment or demonstration.
   65         2.Connected vehicle technology deployment.
   66         3.Shared mobility services innovation and deployment.
   67         4.Acceleration of the use of plug-in electric vehicles and
   68  electric charging infrastructure, including deployment of grid
   69  integrated vehicles.
   70         (4)PROPOSALS.—By September 1, 2018, the Department of
   71  Transportation shall issue a request for proposals for the award
   72  of a Florida Smart City Challenge Grant. Each proposal submitted
   73  to the department must include:
   74         (a)A statement by the applicant certifying that the
   75  project will be implemented and operational within 2 years after
   76  receipt of the grant.
   77         (b)A plan for fulfilling documentation requirements under
   78  the department’s Statewide Systems Engineering Management Plan
   79  within such 2-year period.
   80         (c)A description of how operation and maintenance costs
   81  for the project will be funded in order to ensure that the
   82  department’s investment in the project is sustained.
   83         (d)A plan for evaluation of the project and the methods by
   84  which such evaluation will be shared with residents of the area
   85  served by the project.
   86         (e)The procedure for integrating the project’s
   87  transportation-related data into the department’s Data
   88  Integration and Video Aggregation System.
   89         (5)AWARD OF GRANTS.—The Department of Transportation shall
   90  award a Florida Smart City Challenge Grant to at least three
   91  recipients. Each award may not exceed $6 million. The department
   92  shall distribute the award to each recipient by January 1, 2019.
   93         (a)The grant may fund up to 50 percent of project costs.
   94  At least 10 percent of project costs must be funded by the grant
   95  recipient. Grant funds must be used exclusively for startup
   96  costs, including, but not limited to, acquisition of hardware,
   97  software, and assets associated with implementation of the
   98  project, and may not be used for costs associated with operation
   99  or maintenance of the project.
  100         (b)In selecting grant recipients, the department shall
  101  give priority to those proposals that demonstrate the
  102  availability of matching funds from partner organizations to
  103  fund project costs and that include a plan for documenting the
  104  acquisition and expenditure of such matching funds.
  105         1.The department shall give further priority to those
  106  proposals that include matching funds from private-sector
  107  partner organizations; however, local public funds may also be
  108  used.
  109         2.Matching funds may be used for costs associated with
  110  operation, maintenance, and evaluation of the project.
  111         3.A grant recipient that receives matching funds must
  112  document the contribution of such funds in a quarterly report
  113  that details the manner in which the value of such contribution
  114  is calculated.
  116         (a)Each recipient of a Florida Smart City Challenge Grant
  117  shall submit a quarterly report to the Department of
  118  Transportation regarding the development, implementation, and
  119  operation of the project. Such report must include information
  120  documented pursuant to subparagraph (5)(b)3.
  121         (b)The Department of Transportation must submit a
  122  quarterly report to the President of the Senate and the Speaker
  123  of the House of Representatives regarding the overall status of
  124  the grant program.
  125         (c)After implementation of the project is complete, each
  126  recipient must submit an initial report to the Governor, the
  127  President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of
  128  Representatives which details the project’s impact on the
  129  transportation system within the area served by the project, the
  130  extent to which the goals of the grant program have been met,
  131  and recommendations for project revisions or improvements to
  132  guide future deployment activities. A final report must be
  133  submitted 2 years after submission of the initial report.
  134         (7)ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT.—The Department of
  135  Transportation shall provide administrative support to the
  136  Florida Smart City Challenge Grant Program in order to
  137  facilitate the deployment of smart city technology within the
  138  state, including, but not limited to, expedited review of
  139  proposals submitted under subsection (4). The department may
  140  select an independent nongovernmental entity to assist in
  141  project construction, management, and evaluation; to oversee the
  142  implementation of the project; and to analyze and document
  143  lessons learned during, and benefits derived from,
  144  implementation of the project. The nongovernmental entity must
  145  have experience with the national Smart Cities Initiative,
  146  advanced transportation deployment experience in this state,
  147  extensive engineering experience, or expertise in stakeholder
  148  engagement of potential partners to create a demonstration
  149  community as described in paragraph (2)(h).
  150         Section 2. For the 2018-2019 fiscal year, the sum of $15
  151  million in nonrecurring funds is appropriated from the State
  152  Transportation Trust Fund to the Department of Transportation
  153  for the purpose of implementing this act.
  154         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.
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  157  And the title is amended as follows:
  158         Delete everything before the enacting clause
  159  and insert:
  160                        A bill to be entitled                      
  161         An act relating to the Florida Smart City Challenge
  162         Grant Program; creating s. 316.0899, F.S.; defining
  163         the terms “grid-integrated vehicle” and “matching
  164         funds”; creating the program within the Department of
  165         Transportation; providing program goals; providing
  166         grant eligibility requirements; requiring the
  167         department to issue a request for proposals by a
  168         specified date; providing proposal requirements;
  169         providing requirements for the award of grants and the
  170         use of grant funds; providing reporting requirements;
  171         requiring administrative support by the department;
  172         authorizing the department to select an independent
  173         nongovernmental entity to assist in project
  174         construction, management, and evaluation for specified
  175         purposes; providing requirements for the
  176         nongovernmental entity; providing an appropriation;
  177         providing an effective date.