|1||A bill to be entitled|
|2||An act relating to the Strategic Intermodal System Plan; |
|3||amending s. 339.64, F.S.; removing provisions creating and |
|4||providing duties of the Statewide Intermodal |
|5||Transportation Advisory Council; providing an effective |
|8||Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:|
|10|| Section 1. Subsections (1), (2), and (5) of section |
|11||339.64, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:|
|12|| 339.64 Strategic Intermodal System Plan.-|
|13|| (1) The department shall develop, in cooperation with |
|14||metropolitan planning organizations, regional planning councils, |
|15||local governments, |the Statewide Intermodal Transportation
|16|Advisory Council and other transportation providers, a Strategic
|17||Intermodal System Plan. The plan shall be consistent with the |
|18||Florida Transportation Plan developed pursuant to s. 339.155 and |
|19||shall be updated at least once every 5 years, subsequent to |
|20||updates of the Florida Transportation Plan.|
|21|| (2) In association with the continued development of the |
|22||Strategic Intermodal System Plan, the Florida Transportation |
|23||Commission, as part of its work program review process, shall |
|24||conduct an annual assessment of the progress that the department |
|25||and its transportation partners have made in realizing the goals |
|26||of economic development, improved mobility, and increased |
|27||intermodal connectivity of the Strategic Intermodal System. The |
|28||Florida Transportation Commission shall coordinate with the |
|29||department|, the Statewide Intermodal Transportation Advisory
|30|Council, and other appropriate entities when developing this
|31||assessment. The Florida Transportation Commission shall deliver |
|32||a report to the Governor and Legislature no later than 14 days |
|33||after the regular session begins, with recommendations as |
|34||necessary to fully implement the Strategic Intermodal System.|
|35|| |(5) STATEWIDE INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL.-
|36|| |(a) The Statewide Intermodal Transportation Advisory
|37|Council is created to advise and make recommendations to the
|38|Legislature and the department on policies, planning, and
|39|funding of intermodal transportation projects. The council's
|40|responsibilities shall include:
|41|| |1. Advising the department on the policies, planning, and
|42|implementation of strategies related to intermodal
|44|| |2. Providing advice and recommendations to the Legislature
|45|on funding for projects to move goods and people in the most
|46|efficient and effective manner for the State of Florida.
|47|| |(b) MEMBERSHIP.-Members of the Statewide Intermodal
|48|Transportation Advisory Council shall consist of the following:
|49|| |1. Six intermodal industry representatives selected by the
|50|Governor as follows:
|51|| |a. One representative from an airport involved in the
|52|movement of freight and people from their airport facility to
|53|another transportation mode.
|54|| |b. One individual representing a fixed-route, local-
|55|government transit system.
|56|| |c. One representative from an intercity bus company
|57|providing regularly scheduled bus travel as determined by
|59|| |d. One representative from a spaceport.
|60|| |e. One representative from intermodal trucking companies.
|61|| |f. One representative having command responsibilities of a
|62|major military installation.
|63|| |2. Three intermodal industry representatives selected by
|64|the President of the Senate as follows:
|65|| |a. One representative from major-line railroads.
|66|| |b. One representative from seaports listed in s. 311.09(1)
|67|from the Atlantic Coast.
|68|| |c. One representative from an airport involved in the
|69|movement of freight and people from their airport facility to
|70|another transportation mode.
|71|| |3. Three intermodal industry representatives selected by
|72|the Speaker of the House of Representatives as follows:
|73|| |a. One representative from short-line railroads.
|74|| |b. One representative from seaports listed in s. 311.09(1)
|75|from the Gulf Coast.
|76|| |c. One representative from intermodal trucking companies.
|77|In no event may this representative be employed by the same
|78|company that employs the intermodal trucking company
|79|representative selected by the Governor.
|80|| |(c) Initial appointments to the council must be made no
|81|later than 30 days after the effective date of this section.
|82|| |1. The initial appointments made by the President of the
|83|Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall
|84|serve terms concurrent with those of the respective appointing
|85|officer. Beginning January 15, 2005, and for all subsequent
|86|appointments, council members appointed by the President of the
|87|Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall
|88|serve 2-year terms, concurrent with the term of the respective
|90|| |2. The initial appointees, and all subsequent appointees,
|91|made by the Governor shall serve 2-year terms.
|92|| |3. Vacancies on the council shall be filled in the same
|93|manner as the initial appointments.
|94|| |(d) Each member of the council shall be allowed one vote.
|95|The council shall select a chair from among its membership.
|96|Meetings shall be held at the call of the chair, but not less
|97|frequently than quarterly. The members of the council shall be
|98|reimbursed for per diem and travel expenses as provided in s.
|100|| |(e) The department shall provide administrative staff
|101|support and shall ensure that council meetings are
|102|electronically recorded. Such recordings and all documents
|103|received, prepared for, or used by the council in conducting its
|104|business shall be preserved pursuant to chapters 119 and 257.
|105|| Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.|