2006 Florida Statutes
AIRPORTS AND OTHER AIR NAVIGATION FACILITIES
AIRPORTS AND OTHER AIR NAVIGATION FACILITIES
332.001 Aviation; powers and duties of the Department of Transportation.
332.003 Florida Airport Development and Assistance Act; short title.
332.004 Definitions of terms used in ss. 332.003-332.007.
332.005 Restrictions on authority of Department of Transportation.
332.006 Duties and responsibilities of the Department of Transportation.
332.007 Administration and financing of aviation and airport programs and projects; state plan.
332.009 Limitation on operation of chapter.
332.01 Airport law; definitions.
332.02 Acquisition of real property for airports.
332.03 Establishment of airports, etc., declared public power.
332.06 Preliminary costs and expenses.
332.08 Additional powers.
332.09 Federal funds and aid.
332.11 Cooperation of authorities.
332.115 Joint project agreement with port district for transportation corridor between airport and port facility.
332.12 Airport Law of 1945; short title.
332.13 Multicounty airport authorities created as independent special districts; noise-mitigation-project fund.
332.14 Secure Airports for Florida's Economy Council.
332.001 Aviation; powers and duties of the Department of Transportation.--
(1) It shall be the duty, function, and responsibility of the Department of Transportation to plan airport systems in this state. In carrying out this duty and responsibility, the department may assist and advise, cooperate, and coordinate with the federal, state, local, or private organizations and individuals in planning such systems of airports.
(2) It shall be the duty, function, and responsibility of the Department of Transportation to promote the further development and improvement of air routes, airport facilities, and landing fields and protect their approaches and to stimulate the development of aviation commerce and air facilities. In carrying out this duty and responsibility, the department may advise and cooperate with municipalities, counties, regional authorities, state agencies, appropriate federal agencies, and interested private individuals and groups.
History.--s. 3, ch. 29788, 1955; s. 3, ch. 22821, 1945; s. 11, ch. 29788, 1955; s. 3, ch. 65-178; ss. 23, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 3, ch. 72-186; s. 1, ch. 77-273; s. 7, ch. 88-215.
Note.--Former s. 330.261; subsection (1) former s. 288.03(16); subsection (2) former ss. 288.15(8), 420.06.
332.003 Florida Airport Development and Assistance Act; short title.--Sections 332.003-332.007 may be cited as the "Florida Airport Development and Assistance Act."
History.--s. 257, ch. 84-309; s. 1, ch. 84-320.
332.004 Definitions of terms used in ss. 332.003-332.007.--As used in ss. 332.003-332.007, the term:
(1) "Airport" means any area of land or water, or any manmade object or facility located therein, which is used, or intended for public use, for the landing and takeoff of aircraft, and any appurtenant areas which are used, or intended for public use, for airport buildings or other airport facilities or rights-of-way.
(2) "Airport hazard" means any structure or object of natural growth located on or in the vicinity of a public-use airport, or any use of land near such airport, which obstructs or causes an obstruction to the airspace required for the flight of aircraft in landing or taking off at such airport or is otherwise hazardous to landing or taking off at such airport.
(3) "Airport master planning" means the development, for planning purposes, of information and guidance to determine the extent, type, and nature of development needed at a specific airport.
(4) "Airport or aviation development project" or "development project" means any activity associated with the design, construction, purchase, improvement, or repair of a public-use airport or portion thereof, including, but not limited to: the purchase of equipment; the acquisition of land, including land required as a condition of a federal, state, or local permit or agreement for environmental mitigation; off-airport noise mitigation projects; the removal, lowering, relocation, marking, and lighting of airport hazards; the installation of navigation aids used by aircraft in landing at or taking off from a public airport; the installation of safety equipment required by rule or regulation for certification of the airport under s. 612 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, and amendments thereto; and the improvement of access to the airport by road or rail system which is on airport property and which is consistent, to the maximum extent feasible, with the approved local government comprehensive plan of the units of local government in which the airport is located.
(5) "Airport or aviation discretionary capacity improvement projects" or "discretionary capacity improvement projects" means capacity improvements which are consistent, to the maximum extent feasible, with the approved local government comprehensive plans of the units of local government in which the airport is located, and which enhance intercontinental capacity at airports which:
(a) Are international airports with United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection;
(b) Had one or more regularly scheduled intercontinental flights during the previous calendar year or have an agreement in writing for installation of one or more regularly scheduled intercontinental flights upon the commitment of funds for stipulated airport capital improvements; and
(c) Have available or planned public ground transportation between the airport and other major transportation facilities.
(6) "Aviation system planning" means the development of comprehensive aviation plans designed to achieve and facilitate the establishment of a statewide, integrated aviation system in order to meet the current and future aviation needs of this state.
(7) "Eligible agency" means a political subdivision of the state or an authority which owns or seeks to develop a public-use airport.
(8) "Federal aid" means funds made available from the Federal Government for the accomplishment of airport or aviation development projects.
(9) "Florida airport system" means all existing public-use airports that are owned and operated within the state and those public-use airports which will be developed and made operational in the future.
(10) "Landing area" means that area used or intended to be used for the landing, takeoff, or surface maneuvering of an aircraft.
(11) "Planning agency" means any agency authorized by the laws of the state or by a political subdivision to engage in area planning for the areas in which assistance under this act is contemplated.
(12) "Project" means a project for the accomplishment of airport or aviation development or airport master planning.
(13) "Project cost" means any cost involved in accomplishing a project.
(14) "Public-use airport" means any publicly owned airport which is used or to be used for public purposes.
(15) "Sponsor" means any eligible agency which, either individually or jointly with one or more eligible agencies, submits to the department an application for financial assistance for an airport development project in accordance with this act.
History.--s. 259, ch. 84-309; s. 3, ch. 84-320; s. 4, ch. 85-180; s. 66, ch. 90-136; s. 16, ch. 94-237; s. 74, ch. 2002-20; s. 31, ch. 2004-5.
332.005 Restrictions on authority of Department of Transportation.--This act specifically prohibits the Department of Transportation from regulating commercial air carriers operating within the state pursuant to federal authority and regulations; from participating in or exercising control in the management and operation of a sponsor's airport, except when officially requested by the sponsor; or from expanding the design or operational capability of the department in the area of airport and aviation consultants' contract work, other than to provide technical assistance as requested.
History.--s. 258, ch. 84-309; s. 2, ch. 84-320.
332.006 Duties and responsibilities of the Department of Transportation.--The Department of Transportation shall, within the resources provided pursuant to chapter 216:
(1) Provide coordination and assistance for the development of a viable aviation system in this state. To support the system, a statewide aviation system plan shall be developed and periodically updated which summarizes 5-year, 10-year, and 20-year airport and aviation needs within the state. The statewide aviation system plan shall be consistent with the goals of the Florida Transportation Plan developed pursuant to s. 339.155. The statewide aviation system plan shall not preempt local airport master plans adopted in compliance with federal and state requirements.
(2) Advise and assist the Governor in all aviation matters.
(3) Upon request, assist airport sponsors, both financially and technically, in airport master planning.
(4) Upon request, provide financial and technical assistance to public agencies which operate public-use airports by making department personnel and department-owned facilities and equipment available on a cost-reimbursement basis to such agencies for special needs of limited duration. The requirement relating to reimbursement of personnel costs may be waived by the department in those cases in which the assistance provided by its personnel was of a limited nature or duration.
(5) Participate in research and development programs relating to airports.
(6) Administer department participation in the program of aviation and airport grants as provided for in ss. 332.003-332.007.
(7) Develop, promote, and distribute supporting information and educational services.
(8) Encourage the maximum allocation of federal funds to local airport projects in this state.
(9) Support the development of land located within the boundaries of airports for the purpose of industrial or other uses compatible with airport operations with the objective of assisting airports in this state to become fiscally self-supporting. Such assistance may include providing state moneys on a matching basis to airport sponsors for capital improvements, including, but not limited to, fixed-base operation facilities, parking areas, industrial park utility systems, and road and rail transportation systems which are on airport property.
History.--s. 260, ch. 84-309; s. 4, ch. 84-320; s. 3, ch. 85-180; s. 67, ch. 90-136; s. 17, ch. 94-237; s. 17, ch. 95-257.
332.007 Administration and financing of aviation and airport programs and projects; state plan.--
(1) Federal funding of individual local airport projects shall continue to be wholly between the local airport sponsors and the appropriate federal agencies; however, the Department of Transportation is authorized to receive federal grants for statewide projects when no local sponsor is available.
(2)(a) The Department of Transportation shall prepare and continuously update an aviation and airport work program in accordance with subsections (6) and (7) based on a collection of the local sponsors' proposed projects to be included in the work program of the department developed pursuant to s. 339.135. The airport work program shall separately identify development projects and discretionary capacity improvement projects.
(b) The aviation and airport work program shall be consistent with the statewide aviation system plan and, to the maximum extent feasible, consistent with approved local government comprehensive plans. Projects involving funds administered by the department to be undertaken and implemented by the airport sponsor shall be included in the aviation and airport work program.
(3) Assistance pursuant to the provisions of this section shall only be provided for projects which are included in the department's adopted work program developed pursuant to s. 339.135.
(4)(a) The annual legislative budget request for aviation and airport development projects shall be based on the funding required for development projects in the aviation and airport work program. The department shall provide priority funding in support of the planning, design, and construction of proposed projects by local sponsors, with special emphasis on projects for runways and taxiways, including the painting and marking of runways and taxiways, lighting, other related airside activities, and airport access transportation facility projects on airport property.
(b) Projects which provide for construction of an automatic weather observation station are eligible for the use of funds provided for herein.
(c) No single airport shall secure airport or aviation development project funds in excess of 25 percent of the total airport or aviation development project funds available in any given budget year. However, any airport which receives discretionary capacity improvement project funds in a given fiscal year shall not receive greater than 10 percent of total aviation and airport development project funds appropriated in that fiscal year.
(d) Unless prohibited by the appropriations act or general legislation, the department may transfer funds for an airport and aviation development project to other airport and aviation development projects to maximize the aviation services or federal aid available to this state.
(5) Only those projects or programs provided for in this act that will contribute to the implementation of the state aviation system plan, that are consistent with and will contribute to the implementation of any airport master plan or layout plan, and that are consistent, to the maximum extent feasible, with the approved local government comprehensive plans of the units of government in which the airport is located are eligible for the expenditure of state funds in accordance with fund participation rates and priorities established herein.
(6) Subject to the availability of appropriated funds, the department may participate in the capital cost of eligible public airport and aviation development projects in accordance with the following rates, unless otherwise provided in the General Appropriations Act or the substantive bill implementing the General Appropriations Act:
(a) The department may fund up to 50 percent of the portion of eligible project costs which are not funded by the Federal Government, except that the department may initially fund up to 75 percent of the cost of land acquisition for a new airport or for the expansion of an existing airport which is owned and operated by a municipality, a county, or an authority, and shall be reimbursed to the normal statutory project share when federal funds become available or within 10 years after the date of acquisition, whichever is earlier. Due to federal budgeting constraints, the department may also initially fund the federal portion of eligible project costs subject to:
1. The department receiving adequate assurance from the Federal Government or local sponsor that this amount will be reimbursed to the department; and
2. The department having adequate funds in the work program to fund the project.
Such projects must be contained in the Federal Government's Airport Capital Improvement Program, and the Federal Government must fund, or have funded, the first year of the project.
(b) The department may retroactively reimburse cities, counties, or airport authorities up to 50 percent of the nonfederal share for land acquisition when such land is needed for airport safety, expansion, tall structure control, clear zone protection, or noise impact reduction. No land purchased prior to July 1, 1990, or purchased prior to executing the required department agreements shall be eligible for reimbursement.
(c) When federal funds are not available, the department may fund up to 80 percent of master planning and eligible aviation development projects at publicly owned, publicly operated airports. Such funding is limited to airports that have no scheduled commercial service.
(d) The department is authorized to fund up to 100 percent of the cost of an eligible project that is statewide in scope or that involves more than one county where no other governmental entity or appropriate jurisdiction exists.
(7) Subject to the availability of appropriated funds in addition to aviation fuel tax revenues, the department may participate in the capital cost of eligible public airport and aviation discretionary capacity improvement projects. The annual legislative budget request shall be based on the funding required for discretionary capacity improvement projects in the aviation and airport work program.
(a) The department shall provide priority funding in support of:
1. Land acquisition which provides additional capacity at the qualifying international airport or at that airport's supplemental air carrier airport.
2. Runway and taxiway projects that add capacity or are necessary to accommodate technological changes in the aviation industry.
3. Airport access transportation projects that improve direct airport access and are approved by the airport sponsor.
4. International terminal projects that increase international gate capacity.
(b) No single airport shall secure discretionary capacity improvement project funds in excess of 50 percent of the total discretionary capacity improvement project funds available in any given budget year.
(c) Unless prohibited by the General Appropriations Act or by law, the department may transfer funds within each category of the airport and aviation discretionary capacity improvement program to maximize the aviation services or federal aid available to this state.
(d) The department may fund up to 50 percent of the portion of eligible project costs which are not funded by the Federal Government except that the department may initially fund up to 75 percent of the cost of land acquisition for a new airport or for the expansion of an existing airport which is owned and operated by a municipality, a county, or an authority, and shall be reimbursed to the normal statutory project share when federal funds become available or within 10 years after the date of acquisition, whichever is earlier.
(8) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, the department is authorized to provide operational and maintenance assistance to publicly owned public-use airports. Such assistance shall be to comply with enhanced federal security requirements or to address related economic impacts from the events of September 11, 2001. For projects in the current adopted work program, or projects added using the available budget of the department, airports may request the department change the project purpose in accordance with this provision notwithstanding the provisions of s. 339.135(7). For purposes of this subsection, the department may fund up to 100 percent of eligible project costs that are not funded by the Federal Government. Prior to releasing any funds under this section, the department shall review and approve the expenditure plans submitted by the airport. The department shall inform the Legislature of any change that it approves under this subsection. This subsection shall expire on June 30, 2007.
(9) Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, any airport with direct intercontinental passenger service that is located in a county with a population under 400,000 as of July 1, 2002, and that has a loan from the Department of Transportation due in August of 2002 shall have such loan extended until September 18, 2008.
(10) The department may also fund eligible projects performed by not-for-profit organizations that represent a majority of public airports in this state. Eligible projects may include activities associated with aviation master planning, professional education, safety and security planning, enhancing economic development and efficiency at airports in this state, or other planning efforts to improve the viability of airports in this state.
History.--s. 261, ch. 84-309; s. 5, ch. 84-320; s. 1, ch. 85-149; s. 5, ch. 85-180; s. 1, ch. 86-206; s. 25, ch. 86-243; s. 1, ch. 87-279; s. 23, ch. 88-557; s. 10, ch. 89-301; s. 68, ch. 90-136; s. 18, ch. 94-237; s. 18, ch. 95-257; s. 46, ch. 96-323; s. 1, ch. 2001-349; s. 75, ch. 2002-20; s. 60, ch. 2003-286; s. 2, ch. 2005-281.
332.009 Limitation on operation of chapter.--Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to authorize expenditure of aviation fuel tax revenues on space transportation projects. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the department's authority under s. 331.360.
History.--s. 5, ch. 99-256.
332.01 Airport law; definitions.--The following words, terms, and phrases shall in ss. 332.01-332.12 have the meanings herein given, unless otherwise specifically defined, or unless another intention clearly appears, or the context otherwise requires:
(1) "Municipality" means any county, city, village, or town of this state.
(2) "Airport purposes" means and includes airport, restricted landing area, and other air navigation facility purposes.
(3) "Airport" means any area, of land or water, except a restricted landing area, which is designed for the landing and takeoff of aircraft, whether or not facilities are provided for the shelter, servicing, or repair of aircraft, or for receiving and discharging passengers or cargo, and all appurtenant areas used or suitable for access to airport facilities, airport buildings, or other airport facilities, and all appurtenant rights-of-way, whether heretofore or hereafter established.
(4) "Air navigation facility" means any facility used in, available for use in, or designed for use in, aid of air navigation, including airports, restricted landing areas, and any structures, mechanisms, lights, beacons, marks, communicating systems, or other instrumentalities or devices used or useful as an aid, or constituting an advantage or convenience, to the safe taking off, navigation, and landing of aircraft, or the safe and efficient operation or maintenance of an airport, or restricted landing area, and any combination of any or all of such facilities.
(5) "Air navigation" means the operation or navigation of aircraft in the airspace over this state, or upon any airport or restricted landing area within this state.
(6) "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, company, association, joint-stock association, or body politic; and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee, or other similar representative thereof.
History.--s. 1, ch. 22846, 1945; s. 69, ch. 90-136.
332.02 Acquisition of real property for airports.--
(1) Every municipality is hereby authorized through its governing body, to acquire property, real or personal, for the purpose of establishing, constructing, and enlarging airports and other air navigation facilities and to acquire, establish, construct, enlarge, improve, maintain, equip, operate, and regulate such airports and other air navigation facilities and structures and other property incidental to their operation, either within or without the territorial limits of such municipality and within or without this state; to make, prior to any such acquisition, investigations, surveys, and plans; to construct, install, and maintain airport facilities for the servicing of aircraft and for the comfort and accommodation of air travelers; and to purchase and sell equipment and supplies as an incident to the operation of its airport properties. It may not, however, acquire or take over any airport or other air navigation facility owned or controlled by any other municipality of the state without the consent of such municipality. It may use for airport purposes any available property that is now or may at any time hereafter be owned or controlled by it. Such air navigation facilities as are established on airports shall be supplementary to and coordinated in design and operation with those established and operated by the federal and state governments.
(2) Property needed by a municipality for an airport or restricted landing area, or for the enlargement of either, or for other airport purposes, may be acquired by purchase, gift, devise, lease, or other means if such municipality is able to agree with the owners of said property on the terms of such acquisition, and otherwise by condemnation in the manner provided by the law under which such municipality is authorized to acquire like property for public purposes, full power to exercise the right of eminent domain for such purposes being hereby granted every municipality both within and without its territorial limits, as specified in and including all the powers, rights, and privileges of chapters 73 and 74. If but one municipality is involved and the charter of such municipality prescribes a method of acquiring property by condemnation, proceedings shall be had pursuant to the provisions of such charter and may be followed as to property within or without its territorial limits. Any title to real property so acquired shall be in fee simple, absolute and unqualified in any way, or any lesser interest therein. For the purpose of making surveys and examinations relative to any condemnation proceedings, it shall be lawful to enter upon any land, doing no unnecessary damage. Notwithstanding the provisions of this or any other statute or the provisions of any charter, the municipality may take possession of any such property so to be acquired at any time after the filing of the petition describing the same in condemnation proceedings, as provided in chapter 74. It shall not be precluded from abandoning the condemnation of any such property in any case where possession thereof has not been taken.
(3) In the event any exercise of power under ss. 332.01-332.12 by a municipality requires the removal, relocation, or reconstruction of any structure located in, on, under, or across any private property, public street or highway, or other public or private places, then such municipality shall reimburse the owner of such structure for the estimated or actual expense of said removal, relocation, or reconstruction prior to the incurring of such expense by such owner.
History.--s. 2, ch. 22846, 1945.
332.03 Establishment of airports, etc., declared public power.--The acquisition of any lands for the purpose of establishing airports or other air navigation facilities; the acquisition of airport protection privileges; the acquisition, establishment, construction, enlargement, improvement, maintenance, equipment, and operation of airports and other air navigation facilities; and the exercise of any other powers herein granted to municipalities are hereby declared to be public, governmental, and municipal functions, exercised for a public purpose, and matters of public necessity; and such lands and other property, easements, and privileges acquired and used by such municipalities in the manner and for the purposes enumerated in ss. 332.01-332.12 shall be and are hereby declared to be acquired and used for public, governmental, and municipal purposes and as a matter of public necessity.
History.--s. 3, ch. 22846, 1945.
332.06 Preliminary costs and expenses.--
(1) The cost of investigation, surveying, planning, acquiring, establishing, constructing, enlarging, or improving or equipping airports and other air navigation facilities, and the sites therefor, including structures and other property incidental to their operation, in accordance with the provisions of ss. 332.01-332.12, may be paid for by appropriation of moneys available therefor, or wholly or partly from the proceeds of bonds of the municipality, as the governing body of the municipality shall determine.
(2) The word "cost" includes awards in condemnation proceedings and rentals where an acquisition is by lease, and also includes amounts paid to utility companies for relocation of their wires, poles, and other facilities.
(3) Any bonds to be issued by any municipality pursuant to the provisions of ss. 332.01-332.12 shall be authorized and issued in the manner and within the limitation, except as herein otherwise provided, prescribed by the laws of this state or the charter of the municipality for the issuance and authorization of bonds thereof for public purposes generally; provided, however, that any bonds issued by any municipality under authority of this chapter shall be self-liquidating bonds and shall not be a lien against the general taxing powers of the municipality.
History.--s. 6, ch. 22846, 1945.
332.07 Appropriations.--The governing bodies having power to appropriate moneys within the municipalities in this state acquiring, establishing, constructing, enlarging, improving, maintaining, equipping, or operating airports and other air navigation facilities under the provisions of ss. 332.01-332.12 are hereby authorized to appropriate and cause to be raised by taxation or otherwise in such municipalities moneys sufficient to carry out therein the provisions of ss. 332.01-332.12.
History.--s. 7, ch. 22846, 1945.
332.08 Additional powers.--In addition to the general powers in ss. 332.01-332.12 conferred and without limitation thereof, a municipality which has established or may hereafter establish airports, restricted landing areas, or other air navigation facilities, or which has acquired or set apart or may hereafter acquire or set apart real property for such purposes, is hereby authorized:
(1) To vest authority for the construction, enlargement, improvement, maintenance, equipment, operation, and regulation thereof in an officer, a board or body of such municipality by ordinance or resolution which shall prescribe the powers and duties of such officer, board or body. The expense of such construction, enlargement, improvement, maintenance, equipment, operation, and regulation shall be a responsibility of the municipality.
(2)(a) To adopt and amend all needful rules, regulations, and ordinances for the management, government, and use of any properties under its control, whether within or without the territorial limits of the municipality; to appoint airport guards or police, with full police powers; to fix by ordinance or resolution, as may be appropriate, penalties for the violation of said rules, regulations, and ordinances, and enforce said penalties in the same manner in which penalties prescribed by other rules, regulations, and ordinances of the municipality are enforced.
(b) Provided, where a county operates one or more airports, its regulations for the government thereof shall be by resolution of the board of county commissioners, shall be recorded in the minutes of the board and promulgated by posting a copy at the courthouse and at every such airport for 4 consecutive weeks or by publication once a week in a newspaper published in the county for the same period. Such regulations shall be enforced as are the criminal laws. Violation thereof shall be a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
(3) To lease for a term not exceeding 30 years such airports or other air navigation facilities, or real property acquired or set apart for airport purposes, to private parties, any municipal or state government or the national government, or any department of either thereof, for operation; to lease or assign for a term not exceeding 30 years to private parties, any municipal or state government or the national government, or any department of either thereof, for operation or use consistent with the purposes of ss. 332.01-332.12, space, area, improvements, or equipment on such airports; to sell any part of such airports, other air navigation facilities, or real property to any municipal or state government, or the United States or any department or instrumentality thereof, for aeronautical purposes or purposes incidental thereto, and to confer the privileges of concessions of supplying upon its airports goods, commodities, things, services, and facilities; provided, that in each case in so doing the public is not deprived of its rightful equal and uniform use thereof.
(4) To sell or lease any property, real or personal, acquired for airport purposes and belonging to the municipality, which, in the judgment of its governing body, may not be required for aeronautic purposes, in accordance with the laws of this state, or the provisions of the charter of the municipality, governing the sale or leasing of similar municipally owned property.
(5) To exercise all powers necessarily incidental to the exercise of the general and special powers herein granted, and is specifically authorized to assess and shall assess against and collect from the owner or operator of each and every airplane using such airports a sufficient fee or service charge to cover the cost of the service furnished airplanes using such airports, including the liquidation of bonds or other indebtedness for construction and improvements.
History.--s. 8, ch. 22846, 1945; s. 1, ch. 28164, 1953; s. 231, ch. 71-136.
332.09 Federal funds and aid.--A municipality is authorized to accept, receive, and receipt for federal moneys, and other moneys, either public or private, for the acquisition, construction, enlargement, improvement, maintenance, equipment, or operation of airports and other air navigation facilities, and sites therefor, and to comply with the provisions of the laws of the United States and any rules and regulations made thereunder for the expenditure of federal moneys upon such airports and other air navigation facilities.
History.--s. 9, ch. 22846, 1945.
332.11 Cooperation of authorities.--It shall be lawful for and full power and authority is hereby conferred upon municipalities in any area of the state to cooperate in the exercise of the powers and authorities conferred upon municipalities under the provisions of ss. 332.01-332.12, and such municipalities shall share in such exercise of power and authority equally or upon such other terms as may be mutually agreed upon between said municipalities.
History.--s. 11, ch. 22846, 1945.
332.115 Joint project agreement with port district for transportation corridor between airport and port facility.--
(1) An eligible agency may acquire, construct, and operate all equipment, appurtenances, and land necessary to establish, maintain, and operate, or to license others to establish, maintain, operate, or use, a transportation corridor connecting an airport operated by such eligible agency with a port facility, which corridor must be acquired, constructed, and used for the transportation of persons between the airport and the port facility, for the transportation of cargo, and for the location and operation of lines for the transmission of water, electricity, communications, information, petroleum products, products of a public utility (including new technologies of a public utility nature), and materials. However, any such corridor may be established and operated only pursuant to a joint project agreement between an eligible agency as defined in s. 332.004 and a port district as defined in s. 315.02, and such agreement must be approved by the Department of Transportation and the Department of Community Affairs. Before the Department of Transportation approves the joint project agreement, that department must review the public purpose and necessity for the corridor pursuant to s. 337.273(5) and must also determine that the proposed corridor is consistent with the Florida Transportation Plan. Before the Department of Community Affairs approves the joint project agreement, that department must determine that the proposed corridor is consistent with the applicable local government comprehensive plans. An affected local government may provide its comments regarding the consistency of the proposed corridor with its comprehensive plan to the Department of Community Affairs.
(2) Prior to developing a new corridor, the eligible agency, in determining the most feasible corridor, shall give first consideration to existing and available corridors in the public domain.
(3) A transportation corridor established pursuant to this section shall not be considered an aviation project for purposes of state funding, but shall be considered an aviation project for all other purposes.
History.--s. 121, ch. 90-136; s. 29, ch. 90-227; s. 5, ch. 91-142; s. 10, ch. 2000-325.
332.12 Airport Law of 1945; short title.--Sections 332.01-332.12 may be cited as the "Airport Law of 1945."
History.--s. 13, ch. 22846, 1945.
332.13 Multicounty airport authorities created as independent special districts; noise-mitigation-project fund.--Any multicounty airport authority created as an independent special district which is subject to a development-of-regional-impact development order and which has conducted a noise study in accordance with 14 C.F.R. part 150 shall, in fiscal year 2002, establish a noise-mitigation-project fund in an amount of $7.5 million, which shall be increased by another $2.5 million in fiscal year 2004. The moneys in the project fund shall be segregated and expended by the airport authority by December 31, 2006, to the extent necessary to comply with development order commitments to acquire property from or otherwise mitigate property owners adversely affected by the development of regional impact. If moneys are not expended for such purposes by December 31, 2006, the airport authority shall not thereafter amend its development-of-regional-impact development order or commence development of airport infrastructure improvements authorized by such development order until such funds are fully expended for such purposes.
History.--s. 2, ch. 2001-349.
332.14 Secure Airports for Florida's Economy Council.--
(1) This section shall be known by the popular name the "Secure Airports for Florida's Economy Act" or the "SAFE Act."
(2) The Secure Airports for Florida's Economy (SAFE) Council is created within the Department of Transportation. The council shall consist of the following 27 members:
(a) The airport director, or his or her designee, of each of the following airports:
1. Daytona Beach International Airport.
2. Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
3. Gainesville Regional Airport.
4. Jacksonville International Airport.
5. Key West International Airport.
6. Melbourne International Airport.
7. Miami International Airport.
8. Naples Municipal Airport.
9. Okaloosa County Regional Airport.
10. Orlando International Airport.
11. Orlando-Sanford International Airport.
12. Palm Beach County International Airport.
13. Panama City-Bay County International Airport.
14. Pensacola Regional Airport.
15. Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport.
16. Southwest Florida International Airport.
17. St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport.
18. Tallahassee Regional Airport.
19. Tampa International Airport.
(b) The executive directors of two general aviation airports appointed by the Florida Airports Council.
(c) The secretary of the Department of Transportation or his or her designee.
(d) The director of the Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development or his or her designee.
(e) The secretary of the Department of Community Affairs or his or her designee.
(f) The executive director of the Department of Law Enforcement or his or her designee.
(g) A representative of the airline industry appointed by the Air Transport Association.
(h) A representative of the general aviation industry appointed by the Florida Aviation Trades Association.
(3) Members of the council shall serve without compensation but are entitled to receive reimbursement for per diem and travel expenses as provided in s. 112.061. The council may elect to hire an administrative staff to provide services to the council on matters relating to the SAFE Act and the council.
(4) The council shall adopt bylaws governing the manner in which the business of the council will be conducted. The bylaws shall specify the procedure by which the chair of the council is elected. The council shall meet at the call of its chair, at the request of a majority of its membership, or at such times as may be prescribed in its bylaws. However, the council must meet at least twice a year. All members of the council are voting members. A majority of voting members of the council constitutes a quorum for the purpose of transacting the business of the council. A vote of the majority of the members present is sufficient for any action of the council, except that a member representing the Department of Transportation, the Department of Community Affairs, the Department of Law Enforcement, or the Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development may vote to overrule any action of the council approving a project pursuant to paragraph (7)(a). The bylaws of the council may require a greater vote for a particular action.
(5)(a) The council shall prepare a 5-year SAFE Master Plan defining the goals and objectives of the council concerning the development of airport facilities and an intermodal transportation system consistent with the goals of the Florida Transportation Plan developed pursuant to s. 339.155. The SAFE Master Plan shall include specific recommendations for:
1. The acquisition and construction of transportation facilities connecting any airport to another transportation mode.
2. The acquisition and construction of transportation facilities or airport facilities for the purpose of protecting the safety and security of passengers and cargo, enhancing international trade, promoting cargo flow, increasing enplanements, increasing airport revenues, and providing economic benefits to the state.
(b) The council shall update the 5-year SAFE Master Plan annually and shall submit the plan, no later than February 1 of each year, to the President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Community Affairs, the Department of Law Enforcement, and the Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development.
(6) The council shall develop programs, based on an examination of existing programs in Florida and other states, for the training of minorities and secondary school students in job skills associated with employment opportunities in the aviation industry. Annually, the council shall report on the progress of these programs and make recommendations for further action to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
(7) The SAFE council may utilize, as appropriate and with legislative spending authorization, any federal, state, and local government contributions as well as private donations to fund SAFE Master Plan projects.
(a) The council shall adopt rules for evaluating projects which may be funded under this act. The rules shall provide criteria for evaluating the economic benefit of the project, measured by the potential for the proposed project to maintain or increase airport security, enplanements, cargo flow, international commerce, airport revenues, and the number of jobs for the airport's local community.
(b) The council shall review and approve or disapprove each project eligible to be funded pursuant to this act. The council shall annually submit a list of projects which have been approved by the council to the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Community Affairs, the executive director of the Department of Law Enforcement, and the director of the Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development. The list shall specify the recommended funding level for each project, and, if staged implementation of the project is appropriate, the funding requirements for each stage shall be specified.
1. The Department of Community Affairs shall review the list of projects approved by the council to determine consistency with approved local government comprehensive plans of the units of local government in which the airport is located and consistency with the airport master plan. The Department of Community Affairs shall identify and notify the council of those projects which are not consistent, to the maximum extent feasible, with such comprehensive plans and airport master plans.
2. The Department of Transportation shall review the list of projects approved by the council for consistency with the Florida Transportation Plan and the department's adopted work program. In evaluating the consistency of a project, the department shall determine whether the transportation impact of the proposed project is adequately handled by existing state-owned transportation facilities or by the construction of additional state-owned transportation facilities as identified in the Florida Transportation Plan and the department's adopted work program. In reviewing for consistency a transportation facility project as defined in s. 334.03(31) which is not otherwise part of the department's work program, the department shall evaluate whether the project is needed to provide for projected movement of cargo or passengers from the airport to a state transportation facility or local road. If the project is needed to provide for projected movement of cargo or passengers, the project shall be approved for consistency as a consideration to facilitate the economic development and growth of the state in a timely manner. The department shall identify those projects which are inconsistent with the Florida Transportation Plan and the adopted work program and shall notify the council of projects found to be inconsistent.
3. The Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development, in consultation with Enterprise Florida, Inc., shall review the list of projects approved by the council to evaluate the economic benefit of the project and to determine whether the project is consistent with the SAFE Master Plan. The Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development shall review the economic benefits of each project based upon the rules adopted pursuant to paragraph (a). The Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development shall identify those projects which it has determined do not offer an economic benefit to the state or are not consistent with the SAFE Master Plan and shall notify the council of its findings.
4. The Department of Law Enforcement shall review the list of projects approved by the council for consistency with domestic security provisions of ss. 943.03101, 943.0311, and 943.0312. The Department of Law Enforcement shall identify those projects that it has determined are inconsistent with the state's strategic plan for domestic security and shall notify the council of its findings.
(8) The council shall review the findings of the Department of Community Affairs, the Department of Law Enforcement, the Department of Transportation, and the Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development. Projects found to be inconsistent by the review process under subparagraphs (7)(b)1.-4. and projects which have been determined not to offer an economic benefit to the state by the review process under subparagraph (7)(b)3. shall be removed from the list of projects to be funded.
(9) The cost for administrative services of the council shall be paid by all airports that receive funding under the SAFE Act, based upon a pro rata formula measured by each recipient's share of the funds as compared to the total funds disbursed to all recipients during the year. The share of costs for administrative services shall be paid in its total amount by the recipient airport upon execution by the airport and the Department of Transportation of a joint participation agreement for each council-approved project, and such payment is in addition to the matching funds required to be paid by the recipient airport.
(10) Except as otherwise exempted by law, all moneys derived from the SAFE programs shall be expended in accordance with the provisions of s. 287.057. Airports subject to competitive negotiation requirements of a local governing body are exempt from this requirement.
(11) Project funding expended pursuant to this act shall be monitored for compliance with all applicable laws.
History.--s. 1, ch. 2003-288.