Florida Senate - 2017 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1086 Ì5655623Î565562 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 03/28/2017 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Transportation (Garcia) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Subsection (10) is added to section 427.0155, 6 Florida Statutes, to read: 7 427.0155 Community transportation coordinators; powers and 8 duties.—Community transportation coordinators shall have the 9 following powers and duties: 10 (10) In cooperation with the coordinating board, plan for 11 and use regional fare payment systems when available and cost 12 effective, which enhance cross-county mobility for the 13 transportation disadvantaged to access employment, health care, 14 education, shopping, or other life-sustaining services across 15 one or more county lines. 16 Section 2. Subsection (6) of section 427.0157, Florida 17 Statutes, is amended to read: 18 427.0157 Coordinating boards; powers and duties.—The 19 purpose of each coordinating board is to develop local service 20 needs and to provide information, advice, and direction to the 21 community transportation coordinators on the coordination of 22 services to be provided to the transportation disadvantaged. The 23 commission shall, by rule, establish the membership of 24 coordinating boards. The members of each board shall be 25 appointed by the metropolitan planning organization or 26 designated official planning agency. The appointing authority 27 shall provide each board with sufficient staff support and 28 resources to enable the board to fulfill its responsibilities 29 under this section. Each board shall meet at least quarterly and 30 shall: 31 (6) Evaluate multicounty or regional transportation 32 opportunities to include regional fare payment systems, when 33 available, which enhance cross-county mobility for the 34 transportation disadvantaged to access employment, health care, 35 education, shopping, or other life-sustaining services across 36 one or more county lines. 37 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017. 38 39 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 40 And the title is amended as follows: 41 Delete everything before the enacting clause 42 and insert: 43 A bill to be entitled 44 An act relating to the transportation disadvantaged; 45 amending s. 427.0155, F.S.; authorizing community 46 transportation coordinators, in cooperation with the 47 coordinating board, to plan for and use regional fare 48 payment systems under certain circumstances which 49 enhance cross-county mobility for specified purposes 50 for certain persons who are unable to transport 51 themselves or to purchase transportation; amending s. 52 427.0157, F.S.; requiring each coordinating board to 53 evaluate multicounty or regional transportation 54 opportunities to include regional fare payment 55 systems, when available, which enhance cross-county 56 mobility for specified purposes for such persons; 57 providing an effective date.