Florida Senate - 2014                                    SB 1290
       By Senator Altman
       16-01032-14                                           20141290__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    3         WHEREAS, the Legislature encourages the voluntary reduction of regulated pollutants at the lowest possible cost in order to maintain the state’s economic and environmental leadership, andWHEREAS, strategic investments in the transportation sector promise new jobs, new taxable wealth, and overall increased efficiency, NOW, THEREFORE,Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:Section 1. Section 287.0836, Florida Statutes, is created to read:287.0836 Sustainable transportation services procurement.—(1) The department shall adopt a rule requiring that a vendor submitting a proposal in response to a competitive solicitation for transportation services, including, but not limited to, cargo, freight, and package delivery, disclose certain information regarding energy consumption. The rule shall provide that each solicitation for the procurement for transportation services require the vendor to disclose how its services will:(a) Reduce regulated pollutants from mobile sources used in providing the services, including, but not limited to, cars, light and heavy trucks, aircraft, buses, and locomotives.(b) Reduce regulated pollutants from stationary sources used in providing the services.(c) Reduce the overall consumption of conventional oil and gasoline from strategic capital investments made by the vendor.(d) Stimulate capital investment of new fueling infrastructure that results in the use of more fuel-efficient vehicles.(e) Lower the long-term fuel costs of the services by reducing fuel consumption.(2) By January 1, 2015, the department shall publish a notice of proposed rule for the rule required by subsection (1).(3) If the department desires to comment on the combined economic and environmental impacts of implementing this section, the department may submit a written report to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2014.