Florida Senate - 2019                          SENATOR AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 7068
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       Senator Lee moved the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 221 - 268
    4  and insert:
    5         10. The department shall provide affected local governments
    6  with a copy of the applicable task force report and project
    7  alignments. Not later than December 31, 2023, a local government
    8  that has an interchange within its jurisdiction shall review the
    9  applicable task force report and its local comprehensive plan as
   10  adopted under chapter 163. The local government review must
   11  include consideration of whether the area in and around the
   12  interchange contains appropriate land uses and natural resource
   13  protections and whether the comprehensive plan should be amended
   14  to provide such appropriate uses and protections.
   15         (4)(a)Project construction in any corridor identified in
   16  subsection (2) is not eligible for funding until submission of
   17  the final report of the corridor task force for that corridor
   18  required in subsection (3) and completion of 30 percent of the
   19  design phase of any project within a corridor identified in
   20  subsection (2), except for project phases that are under
   21  construction or for which project alignment has been determined.
   22         (b) Subject to the economic and environmental feasibility
   23  statement requirements of s. 338.223, projects may be funded
   24  through turnpike revenue bonds or right-of-way and bridge
   25  construction bonds or financing by the Florida Department of
   26  Transportation Financing Corporation; by advances from the State
   27  Transportation Trust Fund; with funds obtained through the
   28  creation of public-private partnerships; or any combination
   29  thereof. The department also may accept donations of land for
   30  use as transportation rights-of-way or to secure or use
   31  transportation rights-of-way for such projects in accordance
   32  with s. 337.25. To the extent legally available, any toll
   33  revenues from the turnpike system not required for payment of
   34  principal, interest, reserves, or other required deposits for
   35  bonds; costs of operations and maintenance; other contractual
   36  obligations; or system improvement project costs must be used to
   37  repay advances received from the State Transportation Trust
   38  Fund.
   39         (c)1. Projects undertaken under this section are subject to
   40  the department’s delegated responsibilities under s. 334.044(34)
   41  for environmental review, consultation, or other action required
   42  under any federal environmental law applicable to review or
   43  approval of such projects. For projects that do not receive
   44  federal aid or projects that do not require federal action, the
   45  department must perform a project evaluation that considers the
   46  following:
   47         a. Project purpose and need;
   48         b. An alternatives analysis;
   49         c. Existing conditions of the project area and potential
   50  impacts or enhancements the project may have on social,
   51  economic, cultural, natural, and connectivity issues and
   52  resources;
   53         d. Anticipated permits identified during the project
   54  development and environmental study;
   55         e. Opportunities for stakeholder and regulatory agency
   56  coordination; and
   57         f. Public and agency comments and coordination.
   58         2. At a minimum, for projects constructed under this
   59  section, decisions on matters such as corridor configuration,
   60  project alignment, and interchange locations must be determined
   61  in accordance with applicable departmental rules, policies, and
   62  procedures.
   63         3. The department’s final determination of corridor
   64  configuration, project alignment, and interchange location must
   65  be based on balancing the following factors: physical and
   66  geographical constraints of a project corridor; engineering
   67  design standards; right-of-way and construction costs; project
   68  economic feasibility; economic impacts to neighborhoods and
   69  communities; and impacts to conservation lands acquired under
   70  the Florida Preservation 2000 Act as established in s. 259.101,
   71  the Florida Forever program as established in s. 259.105,
   72  primary springs protection zones, and farmland preservation
   73  areas designated within local comprehensive plans adopted under
   74  chapter 163.
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   77  And the title is amended as follows:
   78         Delete lines 32 - 47
   79  and insert:
   80         Legislature by a specified date; requiring the
   81         department to provide affected local governments with
   82         a copy of the applicable task force report and project
   83         alignments; requiring, by a specified date, local
   84         governments that have an interchange within their
   85         jurisdictions to review the applicable task force
   86         report and their local comprehensive plans; providing
   87         requirements for the local government review;
   88         providing specified requirements that must be met
   89         before project construction in any identified corridor
   90         is eligible for funding; providing exceptions to such
   91         requirements; authorizing sources of funding for the
   92         projects; authorizing the department to accept certain
   93         donations of land for the projects; requiring that
   94         certain toll revenues from the turnpike system be used
   95         to repay advances received from the State
   96         Transportation Trust Fund; providing requirements for
   97         the department relating to certain delegated
   98         responsibilities; requiring the department to perform
   99         a specified project evaluation on certain projects;
  100         requiring that certain decisions on projects be
  101         determined in accordance with applicable department
  102         rules, policies, and procedures; requiring the
  103         department’s final determination of corridor
  104         configuration, project alignment, and interchange
  105         location to be based on balancing specified factors;
  106         authorizing the