Florida Senate - 2021 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 1670 Ì282822#Î282822 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Transportation (Gainer) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Delete everything after the enacting clause 4 and insert: 5 Section 1. Subsection (5) of section 479.07, Florida 6 Statutes, is amended to read: 7 479.07 Sign permits.— 8 (5)(a) For each permit issued, the department shall furnish 9 to the applicant a serially numbered permanent metal permit tag. 10 The permittee is responsible for maintaining a valid permit tag 11 on each permitted sign facing at all times. The tag shall be 12 securely attached to the upper 50 percent of the sign structure, 13 and attached in such a manner as to be plainly visible from the 14 main-traveled way. The permit tag must be properly and 15 permanently displayed at the permitted site within 30 days after 16 the date of permit issuance. If the permittee fails to erect a 17 completed sign on the permitted site within 270 days after the 18 date on which the permit was issued, the permit will be void, 19 and the department may not issue a new permit to that permittee 20 for the same location for 270 days after the date on which the 21 permit becomes void. 22 (b) If a permit tag is lost, stolen, or destroyed, the 23 permittee to whom the tag was issued must apply to the 24 department for a replacement tag. The department shall establish 25 a service fee for replacement tags in an amount that will 26 recover the actual cost of providing the replacement tag. Upon 27 receipt of the application accompanied by the service fee, the 28 department shall issue a replacement permit tag. 29 (c)1. As soon as practicable, the department shall create 30 and implement a publicly accessible electronic database to 31 include all permits issued by the department. At a minimum, the 32 database must include the name and contact information of the 33 permit operator, the structure identification number or numbers, 34 the panel or face identification number or numbers, the latitude 35 and longitude of the permitted sign, the compass bearing, images 36 of the permitted sign once constructed, and the most recent date 37 the department visually inspected the permitted sign. 38 2. Once the department creates and implements the publicly 39 accessible electronic database: 40 a. The department may not furnish permanent metal permit 41 tags or replacement tags to permittees; 42 b. The department may not enforce the provisions relating 43 to permanent metal permit tags or replacement tags specified in 44 paragraphs (a) and (b); and 45 c. Permittees are not required to return permit tags to the 46 department as provided in subsection (8). 47 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021. 48 49 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 50 And the title is amended as follows: 51 Delete everything before the enacting clause 52 and insert: 53 A bill to be entitled 54 An act relating to outdoor advertising; amending s. 55 479.07, F.S.; requiring the Department of 56 Transportation to create and implement a publicly 57 accessible electronic database for sign permit 58 information; specifying requirements for the database; 59 prohibiting the department from furnishing permanent 60 metal permit tags or replacement tags and from 61 enforcing specified provisions once the department 62 creates and implements the database; specifying that 63 permittees are not required to return permit tags to 64 the department once the department creates and 65 implements the database; providing an effective date.