Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 1670
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Transportation (Gainer) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    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.
   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.