Florida Senate - 2020 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
Bill No. SB 368
Senate . House
Comm: RCS .
The Committee on Infrastructure and Security (Rouson)
recommended the following:
1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
3 Delete everything after the enacting clause
4 and insert:
5 Section 1. Paragraph (i) of subsection (6) of section
6 339.175, Florida Statutes, is amended to read
7 339.175 Metropolitan planning organization.—
8 (6) POWERS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES.—The powers,
9 privileges, and authority of an M.P.O. are those specified in
10 this section or incorporated in an interlocal agreement
11 authorized under s. 163.01. Each M.P.O. shall perform all acts
12 required by federal or state laws or rules, now and subsequently
13 applicable, which are necessary to qualify for federal aid. It
14 is the intent of this section that each M.P.O. shall be involved
15 in the planning and programming of transportation facilities,
16 including, but not limited to, airports, intercity and high
17 speed rail lines, seaports, and intermodal facilities, to the
18 extent permitted by state or federal law.
19 (i) There is created the
Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit
20 Authority Metropolitan Planning Organization Chairs Coordinating
21 Committee is created withi n the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit
22 Authority, composed of the M.P.O.’s serving Citrus, Hernando,
23 Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota
24 Counties. The authority shall provide administrative support and
25 direction to the committee. The committee must, at a minimum:
26 1. Coordinate transportation projects deemed to be
27 regionally significant by the committee.
28 2. Review the impact of regionally significant land use
29 decisions on the region.
30 3. Review all proposed regionally significant
31 transportation projects in the respective transportation
32 improvement programs which affect more than one of the M.P.O.’s
33 represented on the committee.
34 4. Institute a conflict resolution process to address any
35 conflict that may arise in the planning and programming of such
36 regionally significant projects.
37 Section 2. Paragraph (b) of subsection (2) and subsections
38 (8) and (9) of section 343.92, Florida Statutes, are amended to
40 343.92 Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority.—
41 (2) The governing board of the authority shall consist of
42 13 voting members appointed no later than 45 days after the
43 creation of the authority.
44 (b) The 13 voting members of the board shall be as follows:
45 1. The county commissions of Hernando, Hillsborough,
46 Manatee, Pasco, and Pinellas Counties shall each appoint one
47 county commissioner to the board. Members appointed under this
48 subparagraph shall serve 2-year terms with not more than three
49 consecutive terms being served by any person. If a member under
50 this subparagraph leaves elected office, a vacancy exists on the
51 board to be filled as provided in this subparagraph within 90
53 2.a. Two members of the board shall be the mayor, or the
54 mayor’s designated alternate, of the largest municipality within
55 the service area of each of the following independent transit
56 agencies or their legislatively created successor agencies:
57 Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and Hillsborough Area
58 Regional Transit Authority. The largest municipality is that
59 municipality with the largest population as determined by the
60 most recent United States Decennial Census.
61 b. The mayor’s designated alternate must be an elected
62 member of the municipality’s city council and approved as the
63 mayor’s designated alternate by the municipality’s city council.
64 In the event the mayor is unable to attend a meeting, the
65 mayor’s designated alternate shall attend the meeting on the
66 mayor’s behalf and has the full right to vote.
67 3. The following independent transit agencies or their
68 legislatively created successor agencies shall each appoint from
69 the membership of their governing bodies one member to the
70 board: Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority and Hillsborough Area
71 Regional Transit Authority. Each member appointed under this
72 subparagraph shall serve a 2-year term with not more than three
73 consecutive terms being served by any person. If a member no
74 longer meets the transit authority’s criteria for appointment, a
75 vacancy exists on the board, which must be filled as provided in
76 this subparagraph within 90 days.
77 4. The Governor shall appoint to the board four members
78 from the regional business community, each of whom must reside
79 in one of the counties governed by the authority and may not be
80 an elected official. Of the members initially appointed under
81 this subparagraph, one shall serve a 1-year term, two shall
82 serve 2-year terms, and one shall serve a term as the initial
83 chair as provided in subsection (5). Thereafter, a member
84 appointed under this subparagraph shall serve a 2-year term with
85 not more than three consecutive terms being served by any
88 Appointments may be staggered to avoid mass turnover at the end
89 of any 2-year or 4-year period. A vacancy during a term shall be
90 filled within 90 days in the same manner as the original
91 appointment for the remainder of the unexpired term.
92 (8) A simple majority Seven members of the board shall
93 constitute a quorum, and a simple majority of the voting members
94 present shall be necessary for any action to be taken by the
95 board the vote of seven members is necessary for any action to
96 be taken by the authority. The authority may meet upon the
97 constitution of a quorum. A vacancy does not impair the right of
98 a quorum of the board to exercise all rights and the ability to
99 perform all duties of the authority.
100 (9) Beginning July 1, 2017, the board must evaluate the
101 abolishment, continuance, modification, or establishment of the
102 following committees:
103 (a) Planning committee.
104 (b) Policy committee.
105 (c) Finance committee.
106 (d) Citizens advisory committee.
107 (e) Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority Metropolitan
108 Planning Organization Chairs Coordinating Committee.
109 (f) Transit management committee.
110 (g) Technical advisory committee.
112 The board must submit its recommendations for abolishment,
113 continuance, modification, or establishment of the committees to
114 the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of
115 Representatives before the beginning of the 2018 Regular
117 Section 3. Paragraphs (e), (f), and (g) of subsection (3)
118 of section 343.922, Florida Statutes, are amended to read
119 343.922 Powers and duties.—
121 (e) The authority shall present the original regional
122 transit development plan and updates to the governing bodies of
123 the counties within the designated region, to the TBARTA
124 Metropolitan Planning Organization Chairs Coordinating
125 Committee, and to the legislative delegation members
126 representing those counties within 90 days after adoption.
127 (f) The authority shall coordinate plans and projects with
128 the TBARTA Metropolitan Planning Organization Chairs
129 Coordinating Committee, to the extent practicable, and
130 participate in the regional M.P.O. planning process to ensure
131 regional comprehension of the authority’s mission, goals, and
133 (g) The authority shall provide administrative support and
134 direction to the TBARTA Metropolitan Planning Organization
135 Chairs Coordinating Committee as provided in s. 339.175(6)(i).
136 Section 4. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.
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139 And the title is amended as follows:
140 Delete everything before the enacting clause
141 and insert:
142 A bill to be entitled
143 An act relating to the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit
144 Authority; amending s. 339.175, F.S.; modifying the
145 composition of the Chairs Coordinating Committee;
146 deleting a requirement that the Tampa Bay Area
147 Regional Transit Authority provide the committee with
148 administrative support and direction; amending s.
149 343.92, F.S.; providing that a mayor’s designated
150 alternate may be a member of the governing board of
151 the authority; requiring that the alternate be an
152 elected member of the city council of the mayor’s
153 municipality and be approved by the municipality’s
154 city council; requiring a mayor’s designated alternate
155 to attend meetings under certain circumstances, in
156 which case the alternates have full voting rights;
157 providing that a simple majority of board members
158 constitutes a quorum and that a simple majority of
159 those members present is necessary for any action to
160 be taken; deleting obsolete language; amending s.
161 343.922, F.S.; deleting a provision requiring that the
162 authority present the original regional transit
163 development plan and updates to specified entities;
164 deleting a provision requiring that the authority
165 coordinate plans and projects with the TBARTA
166 Metropolitan Planning Organization Chairs Coordinating
167 Committee and participate in the regional M.P.O.
168 planning process to ensure regional comprehension of
169 the authority’s mission, goals, and objectives;
170 deleting a provision requiring that the authority
171 provide administrative support and direction to the
172 TBARTA Metropolitan Planning Organization Chairs
173 Coordinating Committee; providing an effective date.