Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 756
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  01/21/2016           .                                

       Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and
       Economic Development (Brandes) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 1406 and 1407
    4  insert:
    5         Section 27. Paragraph (a) of subsection (9) of section
    6  348.0004, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         348.0004 Purposes and powers.—
    8         (9) 
    9         (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of the Florida
   10  Expressway Authority Act, any expressway authority,
   11  transportation authority, bridge authority, or toll authority
   12  may receive or solicit proposals and enter into agreements with
   13  private entities, or consortia thereof, for the building,
   14  operation, ownership, or financing of authority transportation
   15  facilities or new transportation facilities within the
   16  jurisdiction of the authority which increase transportation
   17  capacity. An authority may not sell or lease any transportation
   18  facility owned by the authority, without providing the analysis
   19  required in s. 334.30(6). 334.30(6)(e)2. to the Legislative
   20  Budget Commission created pursuant to s. 11.90 for review and
   21  approval prior to awarding a contract on a lease of an existing
   22  toll facility. An authority is authorized to adopt rules to
   23  implement this subsection and shall, by rule, establish an
   24  application fee for the submission of unsolicited proposals
   25  under this subsection. The fee must be sufficient to pay the
   26  costs of evaluating the proposals. An authority may engage
   27  private consultants to assist in the evaluation. Before
   28  approval, an authority must determine that a proposed project:
   29         1. Is in the public’s best interest.
   30         2. Would not require state funds to be used unless the
   31  project is on or provides increased mobility on the State
   32  Highway System.
   33         3. Would have adequate safeguards to ensure that no
   34  additional costs or service disruptions would be realized by the
   35  traveling public and residents of the state in the event of
   36  default or the cancellation of the agreement by the authority.
   37         4. Would have adequate safeguards in place to ensure that
   38  the department, the authority, or the private entity has the
   39  opportunity to add capacity to the proposed project and other
   40  transportation facilities serving similar origins and
   41  destinations.
   42         5. Would be owned by the authority upon completion or
   43  termination of the agreement.
   46  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   47  And the title is amended as follows:
   48         Delete line 171
   49  and insert:
   50         payments; amending s. 348.0004, F.S.; conforming a
   51         cross-reference; providing an effective date.