Florida Senate - 2017                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 2502
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                Floor: 3/AD/2R         .                                
             04/12/2017 06:21 PM       .                                

       Senator Brandes moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 1509 - 1563
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 47. In order to implement Specific Appropriation
    6  1869 of the 2017-2018 General Appropriations Act, section
    7  316.0898, Florida Statutes, is created to read:
    8         316.0898 Florida Smart City Challenge grant program.—
    9         (1)The Department of Transportation, in consultation with
   10  the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, shall
   11  develop the Florida Smart City Challenge grant program and shall
   12  establish grant award requirements for municipalities or regions
   13  for the purpose of receiving grant awards. Grant applicants must
   14  demonstrate and document the adoption of emerging technologies
   15  and their impact on the transportation system and must address
   16  at least the following focus areas:
   17         (a)Autonomous vehicles.
   18         (b)Connected vehicles.
   19         (c)Sensor-based infrastructure.
   20         (d)Collecting and using data.
   21         (e) Electric vehicles, including charging stations.
   22         (f)Developing strategic models and partnerships.
   23         (2)The goals of the grant program include, but are not
   24  limited to:
   25         (a)Identifying transportation challenges and identifying
   26  how emerging technologies can address those challenges.
   27         (b)Determining the emerging technologies and strategies
   28  that have the potential to provide the most significant impacts.
   29         (c)Encouraging municipalities to take significant steps to
   30  integrate emerging technologies into their day-to-day
   31  operations.
   32         (d)Identifying the barriers to implementing the grant
   33  program and communicating those barriers to the Legislature and
   34  appropriate agencies and organizations.
   35         (e)Leveraging the initial grant to attract additional
   36  public and private investments.
   37         (f)Increasing the state’s competitiveness in the pursuit
   38  of grants from the United States Department of Transportation,
   39  the United States Department of Energy, and other federal
   40  agencies.
   41         (g)Committing to the continued operation of programs
   42  implemented in connection with the grant.
   43         (h)Serving as a model for municipalities nationwide.
   44         (i)Documenting the costs and impacts of the grant program
   45  and lessons learned during implementation.
   46         (j) Identifying solutions that will demonstrate local or
   47  regional economic impact.
   48         (3)The Department of Transportation shall develop
   49  eligibility, application, and selection criteria for the program
   50  grants and a plan for the promotion of the grant program to
   51  municipalities or regions of this state as an opportunity to
   52  compete for grant funding, including the award of grants to a
   53  single recipient and secondary grants to specific projects of
   54  merit within other applications. The Department of
   55  Transportation may contract with a third party that demonstrates
   56  knowledge and expertise in the focuses and goals of this section
   57  to provide guidance in the development of the requirements of
   58  this section.
   59         (4)On or before January 1, 2018, the Department of
   60  Transportation shall submit the grant program guidelines and
   61  plans for promotion of the grant program to the Governor, the
   62  President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of
   63  Representatives.
   64         (5) This section expires July 1, 2018.
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   67  And the title is amended as follows:
   68         Delete line 234
   69  and insert:
   70         of the grant program; authorizing the Department of
   71         Transportation to contract with a third party to
   72         assist in the development of the grant program;
   73         requiring the Department of