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 06:40 PM       .                                

       Senator Evers moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 41 and 42
    4  insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsections (1), (2), (3), and (4) of section
    6  339.2819, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
    7         339.2819 Transportation Regional Incentive Program.—
    8         (1) The There is created within the Department of
    9  Transportation a Transportation Regional Incentive Program is
   10  created within the Department of Transportation for the purpose
   11  of providing funds to improve regionally significant
   12  transportation facilities in regional transportation areas
   13  created pursuant to s. 339.155(5).
   14         (2) The percentage of matching funds provided from the
   15  Transportation Regional Incentive Program shall provide matching
   16  funds of up to be 50 percent of project costs.
   17         (3) The department shall allocate funding available for the
   18  Transportation Regional Incentive Program to the districts based
   19  on a factor derived from equal parts of population and motor
   20  fuel collections for eligible counties in regional
   21  transportation areas created pursuant to s. 339.155(5).
   22         (4)(a) Projects to be funded with Transportation Regional
   23  Incentive Program funds shall, at a minimum, must:
   24         1. Support those transportation facilities that Serve
   25  national, statewide, or regional functions and function as part
   26  of an integrated regional transportation system.
   27         2. Be identified in the capital improvements element of a
   28  comprehensive plan that has been determined to be in compliance
   29  with part II of chapter 163, after July 1, 2005. Further, The
   30  project must also shall be in compliance with local government
   31  comprehensive plan policies relative to corridor management.
   32         3. Be consistent with the Strategic Intermodal System Plan
   33  developed under s. 339.64.
   34         4. Have a commitment for local, regional, or private
   35  financial matching funds as a percentage of the overall project
   36  cost.
   37         (b) Projects funded under this section must be included in
   38  the department’s work program developed pursuant to s. 339.135.
   39  In identifying projects to be funded with allocating
   40  Transportation Regional Incentive Program funds, the department
   41  must ensure that such projects meet the requirements of this
   42  section and give priority shall be given to projects that:
   43         1. Provide connectivity to the Strategic Intermodal System
   44  developed under s. 339.64.
   45         2. Support economic development and the movement of goods
   46  in rural areas of critical economic concern designated under s.
   47  288.0656(7).
   48         3. Are subject to a local ordinance that establishes
   49  corridor management techniques, including access management
   50  strategies, right-of-way acquisition and protection measures,
   51  appropriate land use strategies, zoning, and setback
   52  requirements for adjacent land uses.
   53         4. Improve connectivity between military installations and
   54  the Strategic Highway Network or the Strategic Rail Corridor
   55  Network.
   57  The department shall also consider the extent to which local
   58  matching funds are available to be committed to the project.
   60  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   61         And the title is amended as follows:
   62         Delete line 3
   63  and insert:
   64         programs; amending s. 339.2819, F.S.; revising the
   65         state matching funds requirement for the
   66         Transportation Regional Incentive Program; requiring
   67         projects funded under the program to be included in
   68         the department’s work program; amending s. 341.301,
   69         F.S.; revising the