Florida Senate - 2018                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS/CS/HB 1287, 2nd Eng.
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Simmons moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 2583 - 2623
    4  and insert:
    5         Section 45. Subsection (3) and paragraph (b) of subsection
    6  (4) of section 339.175, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
    7         339.175 Metropolitan planning organization.—
    8         (3) VOTING MEMBERSHIP.—
    9         (a)1.Except as provided in subparagraph 2., the voting
   10  membership of an M.P.O. shall consist of at least 5 but not more
   11  than 25 apportioned members, with the exact number determined on
   12  an equitable geographic-population ratio basis, based on an
   13  agreement among the affected units of general-purpose local
   14  government and the Governor, as required by federal regulations.
   15  In accordance with 23 U.S.C. s. 134, the Governor may also allow
   16  M.P.O. members who represent municipalities to alternate with
   17  representatives from other municipalities within the
   18  metropolitan planning area which do not have members on the
   19  M.P.O. With the exception of instances in which all of the
   20  county commissioners in a single-county M.P.O. are members of
   21  the M.P.O. governing board, county commissioners shall compose
   22  at least one-third of the M.P.O. governing board membership. A
   23  multicounty M.P.O. may satisfy this requirement by any
   24  combination of county commissioners from each of the counties
   25  constituting the M.P.O. Voting members shall be elected
   26  officials of general-purpose local governments, one of whom may
   27  represent a group of general-purpose local governments through
   28  an entity created by an M.P.O. for that purpose. An M.P.O. may
   29  include, as part of its apportioned voting members, a member of
   30  a statutorily authorized planning board, an official of an
   31  agency that operates or administers a major mode of
   32  transportation, or an official of Space Florida. As used in this
   33  section, the term “elected officials of a general-purpose local
   34  government” excludes constitutional officers, including
   35  sheriffs, tax collectors, supervisors of elections, property
   36  appraisers, clerks of the court, and similar types of officials.
   37  County commissioners shall compose not less than 20 percent of
   38  the M.P.O. membership if an official of an agency that operates
   39  or administers a major mode of transportation has been appointed
   40  to an M.P.O.
   42  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   43  And the title is amended as follows:
   44         Delete lines 216 - 225
   45  and insert:
   46         339.175, F.S.; providing voting membership
   47         requirements for certain metropolitan planning
   48         organizations designated on or after a specified date;
   49         revising provisions relating to the reapportionment of
   50         members; requiring metropolitan planning organizations
   51         to comply with certain provisions by a specified date;
   52         amending s.