Florida Senate - 2023 SB 106
By Senator Brodeur
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to the Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized
3 Trail Network; amending s. 260.014, F.S.; authorizing
4 the Department of Environmental Protection to
5 establish a program to recognize specified local
6 communities as trail towns; amending s. 260.0142,
7 F.S.; increasing the membership of the Florida
8 Greenways and Trails Council; revising the duties of
9 the council; defining the term “regionally significant
10 trails”; amending s. 260.016, F.S.; revising the
11 general powers of the department to include
12 development and dissemination of criteria for
13 prioritization of regionally significant trails within
14 or connected to the Florida wildlife corridor;
15 amending s. 288.1226, F.S.; revising the membership of
16 the Florida Tourism Industry Marketing Corporation;
17 amending s. 288.923, F.S.; specifying additional
18 requirements for the marketing plan of the Division of
19 Tourism Marketing; amending s. 320.072, F.S.;
20 increasing the amount of funding the Department of
21 Transportation is required to use for the Florida
22 Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network; amending s.
23 335.065, F.S.; revising the funding priorities for the
24 Department of Transportation’s trail projects;
25 amending s. 339.175, F.S.; revising required
26 components of long-range transportation plans
27 developed by metropolitan planning organizations;
28 amending s. 339.81, F.S.; revising legislative
29 findings and intent; clarifying the components that
30 make up Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network;
31 extending the Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail
32 Network to lands of the Florida wildlife corridor;
33 including certain connecting components as parts of
34 the statewide network; increasing the amount the
35 Department of Transportation is required to allocate
36 for purposes of funding and maintaining projects
37 within the Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail
38 Network; requiring the department to give funding
39 priority to specified trail projects; requiring the
40 department to construct projects within the Florida
41 wildlife corridor or on other specified lands using
42 previously disturbed lands; requiring the department
43 to coordinate with other state agencies to ensure
44 recreation and public access in developing the
45 planning and design of trails; requiring the
46 department to program projects in the work program for
47 development of the entire trail and to minimize
48 creation of gaps between trail segments; requiring the
49 department to ensure that local support exists for
50 projects and trail segments; requiring metropolitan
51 planning organizations or boards of county
52 commissioners to include trails in project priorities;
53 requiring the department to create and erect certain
54 signage; authorizing the department and local
55 governments to enter into a sponsorship agreement with
56 certain entities for commercial sponsorship displays
57 on multiuse trails and related facilities; requiring
58 the department or local government to administer a
59 sponsorship agreement and ensure that a sponsorship
60 agreement complies with specified requirements;
61 subjecting sponsorship agreements to specified federal
62 laws and agreements; providing that no proprietary or
63 compensable interest in any sign, display site, or
64 location is created; requiring the Department of
65 Transportation, in coordination with the Department of
66 Environmental Protection, to submit a report by a
67 certain date, and at specified intervals thereafter,
68 to the Governor and the Legislature summarizing the
69 status of the Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail
70 Network; authorizing the Department of Transportation
71 to include in the report its recommendations for
72 legislative revisions that would facilitate
73 connectivity of the statewide network; requiring that
74 specified items be included in the report; requiring
75 the department to coordinate with certain entities
76 regarding certain items in the report; providing an
77 appropriation; providing for construction; authorizing
78 the department to take certain action regarding
79 funding for the trail network projects in response to
80 appropriations made by the act; providing an effective
83 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
85 Section 1. Section 260.014, Florida Statutes, is amended to
87 260.014 Florida Greenways and Trails System.—The Florida
88 Greenways and Trails System shall be a statewide system of
89 greenways and trails which shall consist of individual greenways
90 and trails and networks of greenways and trails which may be
91 designated as a part of the statewide system by the department.
92 The department may establish a program to recognize local
93 communities located along or in proximity to one or more long
94 distance nonmotorized recreational trails as trail towns.
95 Mapping or other forms of identification of lands and waterways
96 as suitable for inclusion in the system of greenways and trails,
97 mapping of ecological characteristics for any purpose, or
98 development of information for planning purposes shall not
99 constitute designation. No lands or waterways may be designated
100 as a part of the statewide system of greenways and trails
101 without the specific written consent of the landowner.
102 Section 2. Subsections (1) and (4) of section 260.0142,
103 Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
104 260.0142 Florida Greenways and Trails Council; composition;
105 powers and duties.—
106 (1) There is created within the department the Florida
107 Greenways and Trails Council which shall advise the department
108 in the execution of the department’s powers and duties under
109 this chapter. The council shall be composed of 21
110 consisting of:
111 (a)1. Six Five members appointed by the Governor, with two
112 members representing the trail user community, two members
113 representing the greenway user community, one member from the
114 board of the Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation, and one
115 member representing private landowners.
116 2. Three members appointed by the President of the Senate,
117 with one member representing the trail user community and two
118 members representing the greenway user community.
119 3. Three members appointed by the Speaker of the House of
120 Representatives, with two members representing the trail user
121 community and one member representing the greenway user
124 Those eligible to represent the trail user community shall be
125 chosen from, but not be limited to, paved trail users, hikers,
126 off-road bicyclists, users of off-highway vehicles, paddlers,
127 equestrians, disabled outdoor recreational users, and commercial
128 recreational interests. Those eligible to represent the greenway
129 user community must shall be chosen from, but not be limited to,
130 conservation organizations, nature study organizations, and
131 scientists and university experts.
132 (b) The 9 remaining members shall include:
133 1. The Secretary of Environmental Protection or a designee.
134 2. The executive director of the Fish and Wildlife
135 Conservation Commission or a designee.
136 3. The Secretary of Transportation or a designee.
137 4. The Director of the Florida Forest Service of the
138 Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services or a designee.
139 5. The director of the Division of Historical Resources of
140 the Department of State or a designee.
141 6. A representative of the water management districts.
142 Membership on the council must shall rotate among the five
143 districts. The districts shall determine the order of rotation.
144 7. A representative of a federal land management agency.
145 The Secretary of Environmental Protection shall identify the
146 appropriate federal agency and request designation of a
147 representative from the agency to serve on the council.
148 8. A representative of the regional planning councils to be
149 appointed by the Secretary of Environmental Protection.
150 Membership on the council must shall rotate among the seven
151 regional planning councils. The regional planning councils shall
152 determine the order of rotation.
153 9. A representative of local governments to be appointed by
154 the Secretary of Environmental Protection. Membership must shall
155 alternate between a county representative and a municipal
157 (4) The duties of the council shall include the following:
158 (a) Facilitate a statewide system of interconnected
159 landscape linkages, conservation corridors, lands and waters of
160 the Florida wildlife corridor, greenbelts, recreational
161 corridors and trails, scenic corridors, utilitarian corridors,
162 reserves, regional parks and preserves, ecological sites, and
163 cultural/historic/recreational sites using land-based trails
164 that connect urban, suburban, and rural areas of the state and
165 facilitate expansion of the statewide system of freshwater and
166 saltwater paddling trails.
167 (b) Recommend priorities for critical links in the Florida
168 Greenways and Trails System.
169 (c) Recommend priorities for regionally significant trails
170 within the Florida Greenways and Trails System for inclusion by
171 the Department of Transportation in the Florida Shared-Use
172 Nonmotorized Trail Network as defined by s. 339.81. For purposes
173 of this section, the term “regionally significant trails” means
174 trails that cross multiple counties, attract national and
175 international visitors, and serve as an opportunity for economic
176 and ecotourism development; showcase the natural value of this
177 state’s wildlife areas, ecology, and natural resources; and
178 serve as main corridors for critical links and trail
179 connectedness across this state.
180 (d) Review recommendations of the office for acquisition
181 funding under the Florida Greenways and Trails Program and
182 recommend to the Secretary of Environmental Protection which
183 projects should be acquired.
184 (e) (d) Review designation proposals for inclusion in the
185 Florida Greenways and Trails System.
186 (f) (e) Encourage public-private partnerships to develop and
187 manage greenways and trails.
188 (g) (f) Review progress toward meeting established
189 benchmarks and recommend appropriate action.
190 (h) (g) Make recommendations for updating and revising the
191 implementation plan for the Florida Greenways and Trails System,
192 including, but not limited to, recommendations for
193 prioritization of regionally significant trails within the
194 Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network.
195 (i) Coordinate and facilitate land acquisition efforts for
196 lands to be used, in whole or in part, for regionally
197 significant trails on the Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail
198 Network with the Department of Transportation, the Florida
199 Forest Service of the Department of Agriculture and Consumer
200 Services, and other appropriate entities.
201 (j) ( h ) Promote greenways and trails support organizations.
202 (k) ( i ) Support the Florida Greenways and Trails System
203 through intergovernmental coordination, budget recommendations,
204 advocacy, education, and any other appropriate way.
205 Section 3. Paragraph (d) of subsection (2) of section
206 260.016, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
207 260.016 General powers of the department.—
208 (2) The department shall:
209 (d) Develop and implement a process for designation of
210 lands and waterways as a part of the statewide system of
211 greenways and trails, which shall include:
212 1. Development and dissemination of criteria for
213 designation, including, but not limited to, criteria for
214 prioritization of regionally significant trails within or
215 connected to the Florida wildlife corridor as described in s.
217 2. Development and dissemination of criteria for changes in
218 the terms or conditions of designation, including withdrawal or
219 termination of designation. A landowner may have his or her
220 lands removed from designation by providing the department with
221 a written request that contains an adequate description of such
222 lands to be removed. Provisions shall be made in the designation
223 agreement for disposition of any future improvements made to the
224 land by the department.
225 3. Public notice pursuant to s. 120.525 in all phases of
226 the process.
227 4. Written authorization from the landowner in the form of
228 a lease or other instrument for the designation and granting of
229 public access, if appropriate, to a landowner’s property.
230 5. A greenway or trail use plan as a part of the
231 designation agreement which shall, at a minimum, describe the
232 types and intensities of uses of the property.
233 Section 4. Paragraph (b) of subsection (4) of section
234 288.1226, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
235 288.1226 Florida Tourism Industry Marketing Corporation;
236 use of property; board of directors; duties; audit.—
237 (4) BOARD OF DIRECTORS.—The board of directors of the
238 corporation shall be composed of 31 tourism-industry-related
239 members, appointed by Enterprise Florida, Inc., in conjunction
240 with the department. Board members shall serve without
241 compensation, but are entitled to receive reimbursement for per
242 diem and travel expenses pursuant to s. 112.061. Such expenses
243 must be paid out of funds of the corporation.
244 (b) The 15 additional tourism-industry-related members
245 shall include 1 representative from the statewide rental car
246 industry; 6 7 representatives from tourist-related statewide
247 associations, including those that represent hotels,
248 campgrounds, county destination marketing organizations,
249 museums, restaurants, retail, and attractions; 3 representatives
250 from county destination marketing organizations; 1
251 representative from the cruise industry; 1 representative from
252 an automobile and travel services membership organization that
253 has at least 2.8 million members in Florida; 1 representative
254 from the airline industry; 1 representative from the nature
255 based tourism industry; and 1 representative from the space
256 tourism industry, who will each serve for a term of 2 years.
257 Section 5. Paragraph (c) of subsection (4) of section
258 288.923, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
259 288.923 Division of Tourism Marketing; definitions;
261 (4) The division’s responsibilities and duties include, but
262 are not limited to:
263 (c) Developing a 4-year marketing plan.
264 1. At a minimum, the marketing plan shall discuss the
266 a. Continuation of overall tourism growth in this state.
267 b. Expansion to new or under-represented tourist markets.
268 c. Maintenance of traditional and loyal tourist markets.
269 d. Coordination of efforts with county destination
270 marketing organizations, other local government marketing
271 groups, privately owned attractions and destinations, and other
272 private sector partners to create a seamless, four-season
273 advertising campaign for the state and its regions.
274 e. Development of innovative techniques or promotions to
275 build repeat visitation by targeted segments of the tourist
277 f. Consideration of innovative sources of state funding for
278 tourism marketing.
279 g. Promotion of nature-based tourism, including, but not
280 limited to, promotion of the Florida Greenways and Trails System
281 as described under s. 260.014 and the Florida Shared-Use
282 Nonmotorized Trail Network as described under s. 339.81 and
283 heritage tourism.
284 h. Coordination of efforts with the Office of Greenways and
285 Trails of the Department of Environmental Protection and the
286 department to promote and assist local communities, including,
287 but not limited to, communities designated as trail towns by the
288 Office of Greenways and Trails, to maximize use of nearby trails
289 as economic assets, including specific promotion of trail-based
291 i. Promotion of heritage tourism.
292 j. Development of a component to address emergency response
293 to natural and manmade disasters from a marketing standpoint.
294 2. The plan must shall be annual in construction and
295 ongoing in nature. Any annual revisions of the plan must shall
296 carry forward the concepts of the remaining 3-year portion of
297 the plan and consider a continuum portion to preserve the 4-year
298 timeframe of the plan. The plan also must shall include
299 recommendations for specific performance standards and
300 measurable outcomes for the division and direct-support
301 organization. The department, in consultation with the board of
302 directors of Enterprise Florida, Inc., shall base the actual
303 performance metrics on these recommendations.
304 3. The 4-year marketing plan must shall be developed in
305 collaboration with the Florida Tourism Industry Marketing
306 Corporation. The plan must shall be annually reviewed and
307 approved by the board of directors of Enterprise Florida, Inc.
308 Section 6. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4) of section
309 320.072, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
310 320.072 Additional fee imposed on certain motor vehicle
311 registration transactions.—
312 (4) A tax collector or other authorized agent of the
313 department shall promptly remit all moneys collected pursuant to
314 this section, less any refunds granted pursuant to subsection
315 (3), to the department. The department shall deposit 85.7
316 percent of such moneys into the State Transportation Trust Fund
317 and 14.3 percent into the Highway Safety Operating Trust Fund.
318 Notwithstanding any other law, the moneys deposited into the
319 State Transportation Trust Fund pursuant to this subsection
320 shall be used by the Department of Transportation for the
322 (a) The Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network
323 established in s. 339.81, $50 million $25 million.
324 Section 7. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4) of section
325 335.065, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
326 335.065 Bicycle and pedestrian ways along state roads and
327 transportation facilities.—
328 (4)(a) The department may use appropriated funds to support
329 the establishment of a statewide system of interconnected
330 multiuse trails and to pay the costs of planning, land
331 acquisition, design, and construction of such trails and related
332 facilities. The department shall give funding priority to
333 projects that:
334 1. Are recommended priorities by the Florida Greenways and
335 Trails Council as regionally significant trails pursuant to s.
337 3. Are otherwise identified by the Florida Greenways and
338 Trails Council as a priority for critical linkage and trail
339 connectedness within the Florida Greenways and Trails System
340 under chapter 260.
341 5. 2. Support the transportation needs of bicyclists and
343 2. 3. Have national, statewide, or regional importance.
344 4. Facilitate an interconnected system of trails by
345 completing gaps between existing trails.
346 Section 8. Paragraph (d) of subsection (7) of section
347 339.175, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
348 339.175 Metropolitan planning organization.—
349 (7) LONG-RANGE TRANSPORTATION PLAN.—Each M.P.O. must
350 develop a long-range transportation plan that addresses at least
351 a 20-year planning horizon. The plan must include both long
352 range and short-range strategies and must comply with all other
353 state and federal requirements. The prevailing principles to be
354 considered in the long-range transportation plan are: preserving
355 the existing transportation infrastructure; enhancing Florida’s
356 economic competitiveness; and improving travel choices to ensure
357 mobility. The long-range transportation plan must be consistent,
358 to the maximum extent feasible, with future land use elements
359 and the goals, objectives, and policies of the approved local
360 government comprehensive plans of the units of local government
361 located within the jurisdiction of the M.P.O. Each M.P.O. is
362 encouraged to consider strategies that integrate transportation
363 and land use planning to provide for sustainable development and
364 reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The approved long-range
365 transportation plan must be considered by local governments in
366 the development of the transportation elements in local
367 government comprehensive plans and any amendments thereto. The
368 long-range transportation plan must, at a minimum:
369 (d) Indicate, as appropriate, proposed transportation
370 enhancement activities, including, but not limited to,
371 pedestrian and bicycle facilities, trails or facilities that are
372 regionally significant or critical linkages for the Florida
373 Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network, scenic easements,
374 landscaping, historic preservation, mitigation of water
375 pollution due to highway runoff, and control of outdoor
378 In the development of its long-range transportation plan, each
379 M.P.O. must provide the public, affected public agencies,
380 representatives of transportation agency employees, freight
381 shippers, providers of freight transportation services, private
382 providers of transportation, representatives of users of public
383 transit, and other interested parties with a reasonable
384 opportunity to comment on the long-range transportation plan.
385 The long-range transportation plan must be approved by the
387 Section 9. Section 339.81, Florida Statutes, is amended to
389 339.81 Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network.—
390 (1) The Legislature finds that increasing demands continue
391 to be placed on the state’s transportation system by a growing
392 economy, continued population growth, and increasing tourism.
393 The Legislature also finds that accommodating significant
394 challenges to providing additional capacity to the conventional
395 transportation system exist and will require enhanced
396 accommodation of alternative travel modes to meet the needs of
397 residents and visitors and providing trails for bicyclist and
398 pedestrian travel that allows for the appreciation of the
399 conservation and stewardship of environmentally important lands
400 in Florida are of significant importance. The Legislature finds
401 that the investment of the state in the Florida wildlife
402 corridor as defined in s. 259.1055 is of significant interest to
403 the public and that the provision of paved multiuse trails
404 within or between areas of the Florida wildlife corridor would
405 provide the public the ability to enjoy Florida’s natural
406 resources and bring ecotourism and economic opportunities to
407 local trail town communities. The Legislature further finds that
408 improving bicyclist and pedestrian safety for both residents and
409 visitors is remains a high priority. Therefore, the Legislature
410 declares that the development of a nonmotorized trail network
411 will increase mobility and recreational alternatives for
412 Florida’s residents and visitors; , enhance economic prosperity; ,
413 enrich quality of life; , enhance safety; , and reflect
414 responsible environmental stewardship; and facilitate support
415 for the protection, preservation, and enhancement of the natural
416 and recreational value of the Florida wildlife corridor by
417 providing minimally invasive public access to it when feasible
418 and compatible with the lands. To that end, it is the intent of
419 the Legislature that the department make use of its expertise in
420 efficiently providing transportation projects to develop and
421 construct the Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network ,
422 consisting of a statewide network of nonmotorized trails which
423 allows nonmotorized vehicles and pedestrians to access a variety
424 of origins and destinations with limited exposure to motorized
426 (2)(a) The Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network is
427 created as a component of the Florida Greenways and Trails
428 System established in chapter 260. The Florida Shared-Use
429 Nonmotorized Trail Network consists of a statewide network of
430 nonmotorized trails that allow bicyclists and pedestrians to
431 access a variety of points of origin and destinations with
432 limited exposure to motorized vehicles.
433 (b) The multiuse trails or shared-use paths of the
434 statewide network must be consists of multiuse trails or shared
435 use paths physically separated from motor vehicle traffic and
436 constructed with asphalt, concrete, or another hard surface.
437 (c) The statewide network which, by virtue of design,
438 location, extent of connectivity or potential connectivity, and
439 allowable uses, provides nonmotorized transportation
440 opportunities for bicyclists and pedestrians statewide between
441 and within a wide range of points of origin and destinations,
442 including, but not limited to, communities, conservation areas,
443 lands of the Florida wildlife corridor, state parks, beaches,
444 and other natural or cultural attractions for a variety of trip
445 purposes, including work, school, shopping, and other personal
446 business, as well as social, recreational, and personal fitness
448 (3) Network components do not include sidewalks, nature
449 trails, loop trails wholly within a single park or natural area,
450 or on-road facilities, such as bicycle lanes or routes. However,
451 components that connect to nature trails, loop trails, or other
452 points of public access wholly within a single park or natural
453 area may be included in the network, as well as any of the
454 following other than:
455 (a) On-road facilities that are no longer than one-half
456 mile connecting two or more nonmotorized trails, if the
457 provision of non-road facilities is infeasible and if such on
458 road facilities are signed and marked for nonmotorized use. ; or
459 (b) On-road components of the Florida Keys Overseas
460 Heritage Trail.
461 (4) The planning, development, operation, and maintenance
462 of the Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network is declared
463 to be a public purpose, and the department, together with other
464 agencies of this state and all counties, municipalities, and
465 special districts of this state, may spend public funds for such
466 purposes and accept gifts and grants of funds, property, or
467 property rights from public or private sources to be used for
468 such purposes.
469 (5)(a) The department shall include the Florida Shared-Use
470 Nonmotorized Trail Network in its work program developed
471 pursuant to s. 339.135. For purposes of funding and maintaining
472 projects within the network, the department shall allocate in
473 its program and resource plan a minimum of $50 million $25
474 million annually, beginning with in the 2023-2024 2015-2016
475 fiscal year.
476 (b) The department shall give funding priority to projects
478 1. Are recommended priorities by the Florida Greenways and
479 Trails Council as regionally significant trails pursuant to s.
481 2. Have national, statewide, or regional importance.
482 3. Are otherwise identified by the Florida Greenways and
483 Trails Council as a priority for critical linkage and trail
484 connectedness within the Florida Greenways and Trails System
485 under chapter 260.
486 4. Facilitate an interconnected system of trails by
487 completing gaps between existing trails.
488 5. Support the transportation needs of bicyclists and
490 (c) For trail projects to be constructed within the Florida
491 wildlife corridor as defined in s. 259.1055 or on conservation
492 lands or other lands subject to conservation easements, land
493 management plans, or agreements, to the greatest extent
494 possible, the department shall ensure projects are constructed
495 using previously disturbed lands, such as abandoned roads and
496 railroads, utility rights-of-way, canal corridors and drainage
497 berms, permanent fire lines, and other lands having appropriate
498 potential to serve the purposes specified by law of both the
499 trail network and the Florida wildlife corridor. In developing
500 the planning and design of trails, the department shall
501 coordinate with other state agencies to ensure that appropriate
502 recreation or public access is available for such projects.
503 (d) To the greatest extent practicable, the department
504 shall program projects in the work program to plan for
505 development of the entire trail and to minimize the creation of
506 gaps between trail segments. The department shall, at a minimum,
507 ensure that local support exists for projects and trail
508 segments, including the availability or dedication of local
509 funding sources and of contributions by private landowners who
510 agree to make their land, or property interests in such land,
511 available for public use as a trail.
512 (e) Each metropolitan planning organization or board of
513 county commissioners, as appropriate, shall include in its list
514 of project priorities required under ss. 339.135(4)(c)1. and
515 339.175(8) one or more projects that are a priority under
516 paragraph (b) and meet the requirements of this section. When
517 developing the district work program under s. 339.135(4), each
518 district must ensure that projects are included in the work
519 program which are a priority under paragraph (b) and meet the
520 requirements of this section.
521 (6)(a) The department shall create uniform signage to
522 identify trails that are part of the statewide network and
523 shall, when feasible and permissible, erect signage on all such
524 trails open to public use, regardless of when the trail was
525 first opened. The department is not otherwise obligated to
526 provide funds for the operation and maintenance of any trail on
527 the statewide network.
528 (b) The department may enter into a memorandum of agreement
529 with a local government or other agency of the state to transfer
530 maintenance responsibilities of an individual network component.
531 The department may contract with a not-for-profit entity or
532 private sector business or entity to provide maintenance
533 services on an individual network component.
534 (7)(a) The department may enter into a sponsorship
535 agreement with a not-for-profit entity or private sector
536 business or entity for commercial sponsorship displays on
537 multiuse trails and related facilities. The department shall
538 deposit any sponsorship agreement revenues into the State
539 Transportation Trust Fund to be used for maintenance, signage,
540 and provision of amenities on the multiuse trails and related
541 facilities. Local governments may also enter into sponsorship
542 agreements and likewise use the revenues for maintenance,
543 signage, and provision of amenities on the multiuse trails and
544 related facilities. A sponsorship agreement shall be
545 administered by the department or the local government, as
546 appropriate, and the department or the local government shall
547 ensure that the sponsorship agreement complies with the
548 requirements of s. 335.065(3)(b) and (c).
549 (b) Commercial sponsorship displays are subject to the
550 requirements of the Highway Beautification Act of 1965 and all
551 federal laws and agreements, when applicable. This subsection
552 does not create a proprietary or compensable interest in any
553 sign, display site, or location.
554 (8) By June 30, 2026, and every third year on June 30
555 thereafter, the department, in coordination with the Department
556 of Environmental Protection, shall submit a report to the
557 Governor, the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the
558 House of Representatives summarizing the status of the Florida
559 Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network. The report may include
560 recommendations for any legislative revisions deemed appropriate
561 to facilitate connectivity of the statewide network.
562 (a) At a minimum, the report must include all of the
564 1. The total number of completed miles of nonmotorized
565 trails on the network.
566 2. The total number of completed miles of nonmotorized
567 trails on the network not adjacent to a roadway facility.
568 3. The total number of completed miles of nonmotorized
569 trails on the network adjacent to a roadway facility.
570 4. The total number of completed miles of nonmotorized
571 trails on the network which are within or between areas of the
572 Florida wildlife corridor as defined in s. 259.1055.
573 5. The total remaining miles of nonmotorized trails on the
574 network which are planned for acquisition and construction.
575 6. The total expenditures, by funding source, associated
576 with implementing the network.
577 7. The total expenditures, by project phase, including
578 preliminary and environmental planning, design, acquisition of
579 right-of-way, and new construction of trail surfaces and bridges
580 on the network.
581 (b) The department shall also coordinate with the Florida
582 Tourism Industry Marketing Corporation, local governments, or
583 other entities who have related information to include in the
584 report. For each existing trail on the network which is open to
585 public use, identified by the department’s trailway
586 identification number, segment name, segment length, and county
587 of location, the department’s report must provide nonmotorized
588 trail operational and performance measures that include, but are
589 not limited to:
590 1. The total number of trail visits.
591 2. The primary travel modes used on the trail.
592 3. The frequency of trail usage.
593 4. The average duration of trail usage.
594 5. The distance traveled during a trail visit.
595 6. The average amount spent by a user during a typical
596 trail visit.
597 7. The total amount of user expenditures.
598 8. Any other measure deemed appropriate.
599 Section 10. For the 2023-2024 fiscal year, the sum of $200
600 million in nonrecurring funds from the General Revenue Fund is
601 appropriated to the Department of Transportation as fixed
602 capital outlay to plan, design, and construct projects on the
603 Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail Network as provided by
604 this act.
605 Section 11. The amendments made to s. 339.81, Florida
606 Statutes, by this act, are not intended to delete, defer, delay,
607 or otherwise revise Florida Shared-Use Nonmotorized Trail
608 Network projects programmed in the Department of
609 Transportation’s tentative 5-Year work program for Fiscal Year
610 2023-2024 through 2027-2028. The department may maintain such
611 projects in development of the adopted work program. For
612 additional funding allocated to the network in section 9 of this
613 act or appropriated in section 10 of this act, the department
614 shall work with the metropolitan planning organizations, boards
615 of county commissioners, and districts, where appropriate, to
616 revise any year of the 5-year work program pursuant to s.
617 339.135(5), Florida Statutes, to identify new Florida Shared-Use
618 Nonmotorized Trail Network projects to be added or projects or
619 phases thereof that may be moved up from the portion of the
620 tentative work program for the following 4 fiscal years.
621 Section 12. This act shall take effect July 1, 2023.