Florida Senate - 2012                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/CS/HB 599, 1st Eng.
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                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Floor: WD            .                                
             03/09/2012 07:36 PM       .                                

       Senators Dean and Latvala moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 41 and 42
    4  insert:
    5         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (5) of section
    6  20.23, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         20.23 Department of Transportation.—There is created a
    8  Department of Transportation which shall be a decentralized
    9  agency.
   10         (5)(a) The operations of the department shall be organized
   11  into seven districts, each headed by a district secretary, and a
   12  turnpike enterprise and a rail enterprise, each enterprise
   13  headed by an executive director. The district secretaries and
   14  the executive directors shall be registered professional
   15  engineers in accordance with the provisions of chapter 471 or
   16  the laws of another state, or, in lieu of professional engineer
   17  registration, a district secretary or executive director may
   18  hold an advanced degree in an appropriate related discipline,
   19  such as a Master of Business Administration. The headquarters of
   20  the districts shall be located in Polk, Columbia, Washington,
   21  Broward, Volusia, Miami-Dade, and Hillsborough Counties. The
   22  headquarters of the turnpike enterprise shall be located in
   23  Orange County. The headquarters of the rail enterprise shall be
   24  located in Leon County. In order to provide for efficient
   25  operations and to expedite the decisionmaking process, the
   26  department shall provide for maximum decentralization to the
   27  districts.
   28         Section 2. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4) of section
   29  339.175, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   30         (4) APPORTIONMENT.—
   31         (a) The Governor shall, with the agreement of the affected
   32  units of general-purpose local government as required by federal
   33  rules and regulations, apportion the membership on the
   34  applicable M.P.O. among the various governmental entities within
   35  the area. At the request of a majority of the affected units of
   36  general-purpose local government comprising an M.P.O., the
   37  Governor and a majority of units of general-purpose local
   38  government serving on an M.P.O. shall cooperatively agree upon
   39  and prescribe who may serve as an alternate member and a method
   40  for appointing alternate members who may vote at any M.P.O.
   41  meeting that an alternate member attends in place of a regular
   42  member. The method shall be set forth as a part of the
   43  interlocal agreement describing the M.P.O.’s membership or in
   44  the M.P.O.’s operating procedures and bylaws. The governmental
   45  entity so designated shall appoint the appropriate number of
   46  members to the M.P.O. from eligible officials. Representatives
   47  of the department shall serve as nonvoting advisers to members
   48  of the M.P.O. governing board. Additional nonvoting advisers may
   49  be appointed by the M.P.O. as deemed necessary; however, to the
   50  maximum extent feasible, each M.P.O. shall seek to appoint
   51  nonvoting representatives of various multimodal forms of
   52  transportation not otherwise represented by voting members of
   53  the M.P.O. An M.P.O. shall appoint nonvoting advisers
   54  representing major military installations located within the
   55  jurisdictional boundaries of the M.P.O. upon the request of the
   56  aforesaid major military installations and subject to the
   57  agreement of the M.P.O. All nonvoting advisers may attend and
   58  participate fully in governing board meetings but may shall not
   59  have a vote or and shall not be members of the governing board.
   60  The Governor shall review the composition of the M.P.O.
   61  membership in conjunction with the decennial census as prepared
   62  by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the
   63  Census, and reapportion it as necessary to comply with
   64  subsection (3).
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   67         And the title is amended as follows:
   68         Delete line 3
   69  and insert:
   70         programs; amending s. 20.23, F.S., relating to the
   71         Department of Transportation; requiring that district
   72         secretaries and executive directors be professional
   73         engineers from any state; amending s. 339.175, F.S.;
   74         providing that representatives of the department shall
   75         serve as nonvoting advisers to the metropolitan
   76         planning organization governing board; authorizing the
   77         appointment of additional nonvoting advisers; revising
   78         the