Florida Senate - 2016 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 756 Ì822048+Î822048 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) 2 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. 44 45 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.