Florida Senate - 2018 PROPOSED COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE Bill No. SB 1200 Ì386442*Î386442 576-03253-18 Proposed Committee Substitute by the Committee on Appropriations (Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Tourism, and Economic Development) 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Statewide Mobility Innovation 3 Program; amending s. 201.15, F.S.; beginning in a 4 specified fiscal year, revising the annual allocations 5 in the State Transportation Trust Fund for the 6 Transportation Regional Incentive Program; providing 7 for future repeal of a provision that allocates funds 8 annually to the Florida Rail Enterprise; providing for 9 annual allocations to the Tampa Bay Area Regional 10 Transit Authority and the Statewide Mobility 11 Innovation Program for certain purposes; specifying 12 requirements for matching funds for the Tampa Bay Area 13 Regional Transit Authority; requiring the Department 14 of Transportation to allocate specified funds under 15 certain circumstances to projects in a certain 5-year 16 work program in a certain area, in addition to 17 currently scheduled work program commitments in that 18 area; creating s. 339.84, F.S.; defining the term 19 “innovative mobility system”; creating within the 20 department the Statewide Mobility Innovation Program; 21 providing goals for the program; beginning in a 22 specified fiscal year, requiring the department to use 23 specified funds in a county to fund the design and 24 construction of a certain innovative mobility system; 25 providing requirements for the use of specified funds 26 by the department; requiring a county proposing the 27 use of funds for an innovative mobility system to 28 submit a request to the department, subject to certain 29 requirements; authorizing the submission of joint 30 proposals by two or more counties; requiring local or 31 private matching funds for certain distributions, 32 subject to certain requirements; prohibiting certain 33 funds distributed from being used to subsidize 34 projects with existing funding commitments as of a 35 specified date; requiring each recipient of funds 36 under the program to submit a quarterly report to the 37 department regarding the development, implementation, 38 and operation of the project; requiring the department 39 to submit to the Legislature an annual report on the 40 overall status of the program, by a specified date; 41 providing for the future repeal of s. 341.303(5), 42 F.S., relating to fund participation and the Florida 43 Rail Enterprise; amending s. 343.58, F.S.; conforming 44 a provision to changes made by the act; providing 45 effective dates. 46 47 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 48 49 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (4) of section 50 201.15, Florida Statutes, is amended, and paragraph (b) of that 51 subsection is republished, to read: 52 201.15 Distribution of taxes collected.—All taxes collected 53 under this chapter are hereby pledged and shall be first made 54 available to make payments when due on bonds issued pursuant to 55 s. 215.618 or s. 215.619, or any other bonds authorized to be 56 issued on a parity basis with such bonds. Such pledge and 57 availability for the payment of these bonds shall have priority 58 over any requirement for the payment of service charges or costs 59 of collection and enforcement under this section. All taxes 60 collected under this chapter, except taxes distributed to the 61 Land Acquisition Trust Fund pursuant to subsections (1) and (2), 62 are subject to the service charge imposed in s. 215.20(1). 63 Before distribution pursuant to this section, the Department of 64 Revenue shall deduct amounts necessary to pay the costs of the 65 collection and enforcement of the tax levied by this chapter. 66 The costs and service charge may not be levied against any 67 portion of taxes pledged to debt service on bonds to the extent 68 that the costs and service charge are required to pay any 69 amounts relating to the bonds. All of the costs of the 70 collection and enforcement of the tax levied by this chapter and 71 the service charge shall be available and transferred to the 72 extent necessary to pay debt service and any other amounts 73 payable with respect to bonds authorized before January 1, 2017, 74 secured by revenues distributed pursuant to this section. All 75 taxes remaining after deduction of costs shall be distributed as 76 follows: 77 (4) After the required distributions to the Land 78 Acquisition Trust Fund pursuant to subsections (1) and (2) and 79 deduction of the service charge imposed pursuant to s. 80 215.20(1), the remainder shall be distributed as follows: 81 (a) The lesser of 24.18442 percent of the remainder or 82 $541.75 million in each fiscal year shall be paid into the State 83 Treasury to the credit of the State Transportation Trust Fund. 84 Of such funds, $75 million for each fiscal year shall be 85 transferred to the General Revenue Fund. Notwithstanding any 86 other law, the remaining amount credited to the State 87 Transportation Trust Fund shall be used for: 88 1. Capital funding for the New Starts Transit Program, 89 authorized by Title 49, U.S.C. s. 5309 and specified in s. 90 341.051, in the amount of 10 percent of the funds; 91 2. The Small County Outreach Program specified in s. 92 339.2818, in the amount of 10 percent of the funds; 93 3. The Strategic Intermodal System specified in ss. 339.61, 94 339.62, 339.63, and 339.64, in the amount of 75 percent of the 95 funds after deduction of the payments required pursuant to 96 subparagraphs 1. and 2.; and 97 4.a. The Transportation Regional Incentive Program 98 specified in s. 339.2819, in the amount of 25 percent of the 99 funds after deduction of the payments required pursuant to 100 subparagraphs 1. and 2. 101 b. In fiscal years 2018-2019, 2019-2020, and 2020-2021 the 102 first $60 million of the funds allocated pursuant to this 103 subparagraph must
shallbe allocated annually to the Florida 104 Rail Enterprise for the purposes established in s. 341.303(5). 105 This sub-subparagraph expires July 1, 2021. 106 c. Beginning in the 2021-2022 fiscal year, the first $60 107 million of the funds allocated pursuant to this subparagraph 108 must be allocated annually as follows: 109 (I) Twenty-five million dollars on a matching basis to the 110 Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority for the design and 111 construction of an innovative mobility system, as defined in s. 112 339.84. One dollar in local or private matching funds must be 113 provided for each dollar distributed under this sub-sub 114 subparagraph. Federal funds may not be substituted for the local 115 or private matching funds. In any fiscal year in which the Tampa 116 Bay Area Regional Transit Authority notifies the Department of 117 Transportation that the authority will not request all of the 118 funds allocated under this subparagraph for an innovative 119 mobility system, the Department of Transportation shall allocate 120 such funds to projects in the 5-year work program under s. 121 339.135 in the area described in s. 343.91(1)(a) and such funds 122 shall be in addition to currently scheduled work program 123 commitments in that area. 124 (II) Thirty-five million dollars to the Statewide Mobility 125 Innovation Program for the purposes established in s. 339.84. 126 (b) The lesser of 0.1456 percent of the remainder or $3.25 127 million in each fiscal year shall be paid into the State 128 Treasury to the credit of the Grants and Donations Trust Fund in 129 the Department of Economic Opportunity to fund technical 130 assistance to local governments. 131 132 Moneys distributed pursuant to paragraphs (a) and (b) may not be 133 pledged for debt service unless such pledge is approved by 134 referendum of the voters. 135 Section 2. Section 339.84, Florida Statutes, is created to 136 read: 137 339.84 Statewide Mobility Innovation Program.— 138 (1) As used in this section the term “innovative mobility 139 system” means a system of infrastructure, appurtenances, and 140 technology designed to move the greatest number of people in the 141 least amount of time. The term includes, but is not limited to, 142 autonomous vehicles as defined in s. 316.003, automated people 143 movers, bus rapid transit networks, and transportation network 144 companies as defined in s. 627.748. The term does not include 145 other traditional uses of a roadway system for conveyance. 146 (2) The Statewide Mobility Innovation Program is created 147 within the department. The goals of the program include, but are 148 not limited to: 149 (a) Evaluating, financing, and overseeing proposals for 150 innovative mobility systems in this state. 151 (b) Expending funds to publicize and promote innovative 152 mobility systems and to contract with entities to accomplish 153 these purposes. 154 (c) Soliciting proposals in accordance with chapter 287 for 155 the design and construction of innovative mobility systems and 156 contracting with entities to expend funds to accomplish this 157 purpose. 158 (3) Beginning in the 2021-2022 fiscal year, the department 159 shall use funds allocated pursuant to s. 201.15(4)(a)4.c.(II) in 160 a county to fund the design and construction of an innovative 161 mobility system based on a proposal that a county submits to the 162 department which the department approves as being consistent 163 with the requirements of this section. 164 (4) Of the $35 million allocated under s. 165 201.15(4)(a)4.c.(II), the department must use: 166 (a) Twenty-five million dollars for an innovative mobility 167 system in a county as defined in s. 125.011(1). In any fiscal 168 year in which a county as defined in s. 125.011(1) notifies the 169 department that the county will not request all of the funds 170 allocated under this paragraph for an innovative mobility 171 system, the department shall allocate such funds to projects in 172 the 5-year work program under s. 339.135 in the county as 173 defined in s. 125.011(1) and such funds shall be in addition to 174 currently scheduled work program commitments in that area. 175 (b) The remainder for such a system in any other county or 176 counties in the state. 177 (5) A county proposing the use of funds for an innovative 178 mobility system must submit a request to the department which 179 must include a detailed project and financial plan. The funding 180 request must specify the duration of the project and the total 181 amount sought by state fiscal year. Two or more counties may 182 submit a joint proposal to the department. 183 (6) One dollar in local or private matching funds must be 184 provided for each dollar distributed under this section. Federal 185 funds may not be substituted for the local or private matching 186 funds. 187 (7) Funds distributed under this section may not be used to 188 subsidize projects with existing funding commitments as of July 189 1, 2018. 190 (8) Each recipient of funds under this program must submit 191 a quarterly report to the department regarding the development, 192 implementation, and operation of the project. The department 193 must submit an annual report by September 1 to the President of 194 the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives 195 regarding the overall status of the program. 196 Section 3. Effective July 1, 2021, subsection (5) of 197 section 341.303, Florida Statutes, is repealed. 198 Section 4. Effective July 1, 2021, paragraph (b) of 199 subsection (4) of section 343.58, Florida Statutes, is amended 200 to read: 201 343.58 County funding for the South Florida Regional 202 Transportation Authority.— 203 (4) Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the 204 contrary and effective July 1, 2010, until as provided in 205 paragraph (d), the department shall transfer annually from the 206 State Transportation Trust Fund to the South Florida Regional 207 Transportation Authority the amounts specified in subparagraph 208 (a)1. or subparagraph (a)2. 209 (b) Funding required by this subsection may not be provided 210 from the funds dedicated to the Florida Rail Enterprise or the 211 Statewide Mobility Innovation Program pursuant to s. 212 201.15(4)(a)4. 213 Section 5. Except as otherwise provided, this act shall 214 take effect July 1, 2018.