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A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to transportation; amending s. 20.23,
3F.S.; authorizing the Department of Transportation to
4grant a specified pay additive to law enforcement officers
5assigned to the Office of Motor Carrier Compliance who
6maintain certification by the Commercial Vehicle Safety
7Alliance; repealing s. 315.03(12)(c), F.S., relating to
8legislative review of a loan program of the Florida
9Seaport Transportation and Economic Development Council;
10amending s. 316.2122, F.S.; revising provisions
11authorizing operation of low-speed vehicles and mini
12trucks; amending s. 316.545, F.S.; providing for a
13reduction in the gross weight of certain vehicles equipped
14with idle-reduction technologies when calculating a
15penalty for exceeding maximum weight limits; requiring the
16operator to provide certification of the weight of the
17idle-reduction technology and to demonstrate or certify
18that the idle-reduction technology is fully functional at
19all times; amending s. 316.550, F.S.; authorizing the
20department or local authority to issue permits for certain
21vehicles to operate on certain routes; providing
22restrictions on routes; providing conditions when vehicles
23must be unloaded; conforming a cross-reference; amending
24s. 318.18, F.S.; revising provisions for distribution of
25proceeds collected by the clerk of the court for
26disposition of citations for failure to pay a toll;
27providing alternative procedures for disposition of such
28citation; providing for adjudication to be withheld and no
29points assessed against the driver's license unless
30adjudication is imposed by a court; removing a provision
31for suspension of the driver's license of a person who is
32convicted of failing to pay a toll 10 or more times within
33a 36-month period; amending s. 320.08, F.S.; providing
34that specified license tax provisions apply to wreckers
35used for certain purposes; amending s. 320.08058, F.S.;
36revising authorized uses of revenue received from the sale
37of United We Stand license plates; amending s. 322.27,
38F.S.; providing for assessment of points against a
39driver's license for specified violations of requirements
40to pay a toll only when the points are imposed by a court;
41repealing s. 332.14, F.S., relating to the Secure Airports
42for Florida's Economy Council; providing for the use of
43funds accrued by the Secure Airports for Florida's Economy
44Council; amending s. 334.03, F.S.; revising definitions
45for purposes of the Florida Transportation Code; amending
46s. 334.044, F.S.; revising powers and duties of the
47department; removing provisions for assigning jurisdiction
48of roads and designating facilities as part of the State
49Highway System; amending s. 334.047, F.S.; removing a
50prohibition against the department establishing a maximum
51number of miles of certain roads within a district or
52county; amending s. 337.14, F.S.; revising application
53procedures for the qualification of contractors; requiring
54any required interim financial statement to be accompanied
55by an updated application; amending s. 337.401, F.S.;
56revising provisions for rules of the department that
57provide for the placement of and access to certain
58electrical transmission lines on the right-of-way of
59department-controlled roads; authorizing the rules to
60include that the use of the limited access right-of-way
61for longitudinal placement of such transmission lines is
62reasonable based upon consideration of certain economic
63and environmental factors; amending s. 337.406, F.S.;
64prohibiting camping on certain parts of the right-of-way
65of the State Highway System; amending s. 338.155, F.S.;
66authorizing the department to adopt rules relating to the
67payment, collection, and enforcement of tolls; amending
68ss. 341.051 and 341.3025, F.S.; requiring the use of
69universal common contactless fare media on new or upgraded
70public rail transit systems; amending s. 343.64, F.S.;
71authorizing the Central Florida Regional Transportation
72Authority to borrow funds under certain circumstances;
73amending s. 348.51, F.S.; revising the definition for the
74term "bonds" when used in the Tampa-Hillsborough County
75Expressway Authority Law; amending s. 348.545, F.S.;
76authorizing costs of authority improvements to be financed
77by bonds issued on behalf of the authority pursuant to the
78State Bond Act or bonds issued by the authority under
79specified provisions; amending s. 348.56, F.S.;
80authorizing bonds to be issued on behalf of the authority
81pursuant to the State Bond Act or issued by the authority
82under specified provisions; revising requirements for such
83bonds; requiring the bonds to be sold at public sale;
84authorizing the authority to negotiate the sale of bonds
85with underwriters under certain circumstances; amending s.
86348.565, F.S.; providing that facilities of the expressway
87system are approved to be refinanced by the revenue bonds
88issued by the Division of Bond Finance of the State Board
89of Administration and the State Bond Act or by revenue
90bonds issued by the authority; providing that certain
91projects of the authority are approved for financing or
92refinancing by revenue bonds; amending s. 348.57, F.S.;
93authorizing the authority to provide for the issuance of
94certain bonds for the refunding of bonds outstanding
95regardless of whether the bonds being refunded were issued
96by the authority or on behalf of the authority; amending
97s. 348.70, F.S.; providing that the Tampa-Hillsborough
98County Expressway Authority Law does not repeal, rescind,
99or modify any other laws; providing that such law
100supersedes laws that are inconsistent with the provisions
101of that law; creating pt. XI of ch. 348, F.S., titled
102"Osceola County Expressway Authority"; providing a short
103title; providing definitions; creating the Osceola County
104Expressway Authority as an agency of the state; providing
105for a governing body of the authority; providing for
106membership, terms, organization, personnel, and
107administration; authorizing payment of travel and other
108expenses; directing the authority to cooperate with and
109participate in any efforts to establish a regional
110expressway authority; providing purposes and powers of the
111authority for acquisition, construction, expansion,
112maintenance, improvement, operation, ownership, and
113leasing of the Osceola County Expressway System; providing
114for use of certain funds to pay or secure obligations;
115authorizing use of the Osceola County gasoline tax under
116certain conditions; authorizing the authority to enter
117into partnerships and other agreements; authorizing the
118authority to construct, operate, and maintain roads,
119bridges, avenues of access, thoroughfares, and boulevards,
120and electronic toll payment systems thereon, outside the
121jurisdictional boundaries of Osceola County; authorizing
122the authority to enter into an interlocal agreement with
123the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority to
124coordinate and plan for projects; prohibiting the
125authority from pledging the credit or taxing power of the
126state; requiring consent of local and county jurisdictions
127prior to acquisition of rights-of-way; requiring consent
128of local and county jurisdictions for agreements that
129would restrict construction of roads; providing for bond
130financing of improvements to certain facilities; providing
131for issuance and sale of bonds; providing for the
132employment of fiscal agents; authorizing the State Board
133of Administration to act as fiscal agent; providing
134approval of certain facilities that have been financed by
135the issuance of bonds or other evidence of indebtedness;
136providing for rights and remedies granted to bondholders;
137providing for appointment of a trustee to represent the
138bondholders; providing for appointment of a receiver to
139take possession of, operate, and maintain the system;
140providing for lease of the system to the department under
141a lease-purchase agreement; authorizing the department to
142act in place of the authority under terms of the lease-
143purchase agreement; requiring approval by the county for
144certain provisions of the lease-purchase agreement;
145providing that upon termination of such lease-purchase
146agreement title to the system shall be transferred to the
147state; providing that no pledge of Osceola County gasoline
148tax funds as rentals under such lease-purchase agreement
149shall be made without the consent of Osceola County;
150authorizing the department to expend a limited amount of
151funds; providing that the system is part of the state road
152system; providing for the authority to appoint the
153department as its agent for certain construction purposes;
154authorizing the authority to acquire property; authorizing
155the authority to exercise eminent domain; limiting
156liability of the authority for preexisting contamination
157of an acquired property; providing for remedial acts
158necessary due to such contamination; authorizing
159agreements between the authority and other entities;
160providing pledge of the state to bondholders; exempting
161the authority from taxation; providing that investment in
162such bonds or other obligations constitutes legal
163investments; providing that such bonds are eligible for
164deposit as security for state, municipal, and other public
165funds; providing that pledges shall be enforceable by
166bondholders; providing for application and construction of
167the part; authorizing certain audits of the authority by
168the Osceola County auditor; requiring reports of such
169audits to be submitted to the authority and the governing
170body of Osceola County; providing for dissolution of the
171authority under certain circumstances; amending s.
172373.41492, F.S.; increasing the mitigation fee for mining
173activities in the Miami-Dade County Lake Belt; suspending
174an annual increase in the mitigation fee; revising the
175frequency of an interagency committee report; amending s.
176403.4131, F.S.; removing provisions relating to a report
177on the adopt-a-highway program; amending s. 479.01, F.S.;
178defining the terms "allowable uses," "commercial use,"
179"industrial use," and "zoning category" and revising the
180definition of the term "commercial or industrial zone" for
181purposes of provisions relating to outdoor advertising;
182conforming cross-references; designating pts. I and II of
183ch. 479, F.S., entitled "General Provisions" and "Special
184Programs," respectively; creating pt. III of ch. 479,
185F.S., entitled "Sign Removal"; creating s. 479.310, F.S.;
186providing intent relating to unpermitted and illegal
187signs; placing financial responsibility for the removal of
188such signs; providing the department authority to recover
189costs of removal of such signs; creating s. 479.311, F.S.,
190providing jurisdiction to consider claims to recover
191costs; defining the term "venue" for the purposes of a
192claim filed by the department; creating s. 479.312, F.S.;
193providing that costs incurred by the department in
194removing certain signs shall be assessed against certain
195individuals; providing presumption of a ownership;
196creating s. 479.313, F.S.; providing for the assessment of
197the cost of removal for signs following the revocation of
198a sign permit; creating s. 479.315, F.S.; providing for
199the assessment of the cost of removal of signs located
200within a highway right-of-way; amending s. 705.18, F.S.;
201removing provisions for disposal of personal property lost
202or abandoned at certain public-use airports; creating s.
203705.182, F.S.; providing for disposal of personal property
204found on premises owned or controlled by the operator of a
205public-use airport; providing a timeframe for the property
206to be claimed; providing options for disposing of such
207personal property; providing procedures for selling
208abandoned personal property; providing for notice of sale;
209providing that the rightful owner of such property may
210reclaim the property at any time prior to sale; permitting
211airport tenants to establish lost and found procedures;
212providing that purchaser holds title to the property free
213of the rights of persons then holding any legal or
214equitable interest thereto; creating s. 705.183, F.S.;
215providing for disposition of derelict or abandoned
216aircraft on the premises of public-use airports; providing
217procedures for such disposition; requiring a record of
218when the aircraft is found; defining the terms "derelict
219aircraft" and "abandoned aircraft"; providing for
220notification of aircraft owner and all persons having an
221equitable or legal interest in the aircraft; providing for
222notice if the owner of the aircraft is unknown or cannot
223be found; providing for disposition if the aircraft is not
224removed upon payment of required fees; requiring any sale
225of the aircraft to be at a public auction; providing
226notice requirements for such public auction; providing
227procedures for disposal of the aircraft; providing for
228liability if charges and costs related to the disposition
229are more than that obtained from the sale; providing for a
230lien by the airport for fees and charges; providing for
231notice of lien; requiring recording of a claim of lien;
232providing for the form of the claim of lien; providing for
233service of the claim of lien; providing that the purchaser
234of the aircraft takes the property free of rights of
235persons holding legal or equitable interest in the
236aircraft; requiring purchaser or recipient to notify the
237Federal Aviation Administration of change in ownership;
238providing for disposition of moneys received for an
239aircraft sold at public sale; authorizing the airport to
240issue documents relating to the aircraft's disposal;
241creating s. 705.184, F.S.; providing for disposition of
242derelict or abandoned motor vehicles on the premises of
243public-use airports; providing procedures; requiring
244recording of the abandoned motor vehicle; defining the
245terms "derelict motor vehicle" and "abandoned motor
246vehicle"; providing for removal of such motor vehicle from
247airport premises; providing for notice to the owner, the
248company insuring the motor vehicle, and any lienholder;
249providing for disposition if the motor vehicle is not
250removed upon payment of required fees; requiring any sale
251of the motor vehicle to be at a public auction; providing
252notice requirements for such public auction; providing
253procedures for disposal of the motor vehicle; providing
254for a lien by the airport or a licensed independent
255wrecker for fees and charges; providing for notice of
256lien; requiring recording of a claim of lien; providing
257for the form of the claim of lien; providing for service
258of claim of lien; providing that the purchaser of the
259motor vehicle takes the property free of the rights of
260persons holding legal or equitable interest in the motor
261vehicle; amending ss. 163.3180, 288.063, 311.07, 311.09,
262316.515, 336.01, 338.222, 341.8225, 479.07, 479.156, and
263479.261, F.S.; correcting cross-references; providing an
264effective date.
265
266Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
267
268     Section 1.  Subsection (7) of section 20.23, Florida
269Statutes, as amended by chapter 2009-271, Laws of Florida, is
270renumbered as subsection (8), and a new subsection (7) is added
271to that section to read:
272     20.23  Department of Transportation.-There is created a
273Department of Transportation which shall be a decentralized
274agency.
275     (7)  The department is authorized to continue to grant a
276pay additive of $75 per pay period for law enforcement officers
277assigned to the Office of Motor Carrier Compliance who maintain
278certification by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.
279     Section 2.  Paragraph (c) of subsection (12) of section
280315.03, Florida Statutes, is repealed.
281     Section 3.  Section 316.2122, Florida Statutes, is amended
282to read:
283     316.2122  Operation of a low-speed vehicle or mini truck on
284certain roadways.-The operation of a low-speed vehicle as
285defined in s. 320.01(42) or a mini truck as defined in s.
286320.01(45) on any road under the jurisdiction of a county or
287municipality or on an urban minor arterial road, determined by
288the Department of Transportation using procedures developed by
289the Federal Highway Administration, under the jurisdiction of
290the Department of Transportation as defined in s. 334.03(15) or
291(33) is authorized with the following restrictions:
292     (1)  A low-speed vehicle or mini truck may be operated only
293on streets where the posted speed limit is 35 miles per hour or
294less. This does not prohibit a low-speed vehicle or mini truck
295from crossing a road or street at an intersection where the road
296or street has a posted speed limit of more than 35 miles per
297hour.
298     (2)  A low-speed vehicle must be equipped with headlamps,
299stop lamps, turn signal lamps, taillamps, reflex reflectors,
300parking brakes, rearview mirrors, windshields, seat belts, and
301vehicle identification numbers.
302     (3)  A low-speed vehicle or mini truck must be registered
303and insured in accordance with s. 320.02 and titled pursuant to
304chapter 319.
305     (4)  Any person operating a low-speed vehicle or mini truck
306must have in his or her possession a valid driver's license.
307     (5)  A county or municipality may prohibit the operation of
308low-speed vehicles or mini trucks on any road under its
309jurisdiction if the governing body of the county or municipality
310determines that such prohibition is necessary in the interest of
311safety.
312     (6)  The Department of Transportation may prohibit the
313operation of low-speed vehicles or mini trucks on any road under
314its jurisdiction if it determines that such prohibition is
315necessary in the interest of safety.
316     Section 4.  Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subsection (3) of
317section 316.545, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as
318paragraphs (d) and (e), respectively, and a new paragraph (c) is
319added to that subsection to read:
320     316.545  Weight and load unlawful; special fuel and motor
321fuel tax enforcement; inspection; penalty; review.-
322     (3)  Any person who violates the overloading provisions of
323this chapter shall be conclusively presumed to have damaged the
324highways of this state by reason of such overloading, which
325damage is hereby fixed as follows:
326     (c)  For a vehicle equipped with fully functional idle-
327reduction technology, any penalty shall be calculated by
328reducing the actual gross vehicle weight or the internal bridge
329weight by the certified weight of the idle-reduction technology
330or by 400 pounds, whichever is less. The vehicle operator must
331present written certification of the weight of the idle-
332reduction technology and must demonstrate or certify that the
333idle-reduction technology is fully functional at all times. This
334calculation is not allowed for vehicles described in s.
335316.535(6);
336     Section 5.  Subsections (4) through (10) of section
337316.550, Florida Statutes, are renumbered as subsections (5)
338through (11), respectively, present subsection (7) is amended,
339and a new subsection (4) is added to that section, to read:
340     316.550  Operations not in conformity with law; special
341permits.-
342     (4)(a)  The Department of Transportation or local authority
343may issue permits which authorize commercial vehicles
344transporting agricultural products with weights not exceeding
345the limits of s. 316.535(5), plus the scale tolerance provided
346in s. 316.545(2), to operate off the Interstate Highway System
347on a designated route specified in the permit.
348     (b)  The designated route shall avoid any bridge which the
349department determines cannot safely accommodate vehicles with a
350gross vehicle weight authorized in paragraph (a).
351     (c)  Any vehicle or combination of vehicles which exceeds
352the weight limits authorized in paragraph (a) shall be unloaded
353and all material so unloaded shall be cared for by the owner or
354operator.
355     (8)(7)  The Department of Transportation may impose fines
356for the operation of a vehicle in violation of this section, as
357provided in subsection (10) (9).
358     Section 6.  Subsection (7) of section 318.18, Florida
359Statutes, is amended to read:
360     318.18  Amount of penalties.-The penalties required for a
361noncriminal disposition pursuant to s. 318.14 or a criminal
362offense listed in s. 318.17 are as follows:
363     (7)  Mandatory $100 fine for each violation of s. 316.1001
364plus the amount of the unpaid toll shown on the traffic citation
365for each citation issued. The clerk of the court shall forward
366$25 of the $100 fine received, plus the amount of the unpaid
367toll that is shown on the citation, to the governmental entity
368that issued the citation for citations issued by toll
369enforcement officers or to the entity administering the tolls at
370the facility where the violation occurred for citations issued
371by law enforcement officers. However, a person may elect to pay
372$30 to the clerk of the court, plus the amount of the unpaid
373toll that is shown on the citation, in which case adjudication
374is withheld, and no points are assessed under s. 322.27. Upon
375receipt of the $30 and unpaid toll amount, the clerk of the
376court shall retain $5 for administrative purposes and shall
377forward the remaining $25, plus the amount of the unpaid toll
378shown on the citation, to the governmental entity that issued
379the citation for citations issued by toll enforcement officers
380or to the entity administering the tolls at the facility where
381the violation occurred for citations issued by law enforcement
382officers. Additionally, adjudication shall be withheld and no
383points shall be assessed under s. 322.27, except when
384adjudication is imposed by the court after a hearing pursuant to
385s. 318.14(5), or on whose behalf the citation was issued. If a
386plea arrangement is reached prior to the date set for a
387scheduled evidentiary hearing and, as a result of the plea,
388adjudication is withheld, there shall be a mandatory fine
389assessed per citation of not less than $50 and not more than
390$100, plus the amount of the unpaid toll for each citation
391issued. The clerk of the court shall forward $25 of the fine
392imposed plus the amount of the unpaid toll that is shown on the
393citation to the governmental entity that issued the citation for
394citations issued by toll enforcement officers or to the entity
395administering the tolls at the facility where the violation
396occurred for citations issued by law enforcement officers or on
397whose behalf the citation was issued. The court shall have
398specific authority to consolidate issued citations for the same
399defendant for the purpose of sentencing and aggregate
400jurisdiction. In addition, the department shall suspend for 60
401days the driver's license of a person who is convicted of 10
402violations of s. 316.1001 within a 36-month period. Any funds
403received by a governmental entity for this violation may be used
404for any lawful purpose related to the operation or maintenance
405of a toll facility.
406     Section 7.  Paragraph (e) of subsection (5) of section
407320.08, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
408     320.08  License taxes.-Except as otherwise provided herein,
409there are hereby levied and imposed annual license taxes for the
410operation of motor vehicles, mopeds, motorized bicycles as
411defined in s. 316.003(2), and mobile homes, as defined in s.
412320.01, which shall be paid to and collected by the department
413or its agent upon the registration or renewal of registration of
414the following:
415     (5)  SEMITRAILERS, FEES ACCORDING TO GROSS VEHICLE WEIGHT;
416SCHOOL BUSES; SPECIAL PURPOSE VEHICLES.-
417     (d)  A wrecker, as defined in s. 320.01(40), which is used
418to tow a vessel as defined in s. 327.02(39), a disabled,
419abandoned, stolen-recovered, or impounded motor vehicle as
420defined in s. 320.01(38), or a replacement motor vehicle as
421defined in s. 320.01(39): $41 flat, of which $11 shall be
422deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
423     (e)  A wrecker that is used to tow any nondisabled motor
424vehicle, regardless of whether such motor vehicle is a disabled
425motor vehicle, a replacement motor vehicle, a vessel, or any
426other cargo unless used as defined in paragraph (d), as follows:
427     1.  Gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds or more, but less
428than 15,000 pounds: $118 flat, of which $31 shall be deposited
429into the General Revenue Fund.
430     2.  Gross vehicle weight of 15,000 pounds or more, but less
431than 20,000 pounds: $177 flat, of which $46 shall be deposited
432into the General Revenue Fund.
433     3.  Gross vehicle weight of 20,000 pounds or more, but less
434than 26,000 pounds: $251 flat, of which $65 shall be deposited
435into the General Revenue Fund.
436     4.  Gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or more, but less
437than 35,000 pounds: $324 flat, of which $84 shall be deposited
438into the General Revenue Fund.
439     5.  Gross vehicle weight of 35,000 pounds or more, but less
440than 44,000 pounds: $405 flat, of which $105 shall be deposited
441into the General Revenue Fund.
442     6.  Gross vehicle weight of 44,000 pounds or more, but less
443than 55,000 pounds: $772 flat, of which $200 shall be deposited
444into the General Revenue Fund.
445     7.  Gross vehicle weight of 55,000 pounds or more, but less
446than 62,000 pounds: $915 flat, of which $237 shall be deposited
447into the General Revenue Fund.
448     8.  Gross vehicle weight of 62,000 pounds or more, but less
449than 72,000 pounds: $1,080 flat, of which $280 shall be
450deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
451     9.  Gross vehicle weight of 72,000 pounds or more: $1,322
452flat, of which $343 shall be deposited into the General Revenue
453Fund.
454     Section 8.  Paragraph (b) of subsection (32) of section
455320.08058, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
456     320.08058  Specialty license plates.-
457     (32)  UNITED WE STAND LICENSE PLATES.-
458     (b)  The department shall retain all revenues from the sale
459of such plates until all startup costs for developing and
460issuing the plates have been recovered. Thereafter, 100 percent
461of the annual use fee shall be distributed to the Department of
462Transportation to fund security-related aviation projects
463pursuant to chapter 332 SAFE Council to fund a grant program to
464enhance security at airports throughout the state, pursuant to
465s. 332.14.
466     Section 9.  Paragraph (d) of subsection (3) of section
467322.27, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
468     322.27  Authority of department to suspend or revoke
469license.-
470     (3)  There is established a point system for evaluation of
471convictions of violations of motor vehicle laws or ordinances,
472and violations of applicable provisions of s. 403.413(6)(b) when
473such violations involve the use of motor vehicles, for the
474determination of the continuing qualification of any person to
475operate a motor vehicle. The department is authorized to suspend
476the license of any person upon showing of its records or other
477good and sufficient evidence that the licensee has been
478convicted of violation of motor vehicle laws or ordinances, or
479applicable provisions of s. 403.413(6)(b), amounting to 12 or
480more points as determined by the point system. The suspension
481shall be for a period of not more than 1 year.
482     (d)  The point system shall have as its basic element a
483graduated scale of points assigning relative values to
484convictions of the following violations:
485     1.  Reckless driving, willful and wanton-4 points.
486     2.  Leaving the scene of a crash resulting in property
487damage of more than $50-6 points.
488     3.  Unlawful speed resulting in a crash-6 points.
489     4.  Passing a stopped school bus-4 points.
490     5.  Unlawful speed:
491     a.  Not in excess of 15 miles per hour of lawful or posted
492speed-3 points.
493     b.  In excess of 15 miles per hour of lawful or posted
494speed-4 points.
495     6.  A violation of a traffic control signal device as
496provided in s. 316.074(1) or s. 316.075(1)(c)1.-4 points.
497     7.  All other moving violations (including parking on a
498highway outside the limits of a municipality)-3 points. However,
499no points shall be imposed for a violation of s. 316.0741 or s.
500316.2065(12); and points shall be imposed for a violation of s.
501316.1001 only when imposed by the court after a hearing pursuant
502to s. 318.14(5).
503     8.  Any moving violation covered above, excluding unlawful
504speed, resulting in a crash-4 points.
505     9.  Any conviction under s. 403.413(6)(b)-3 points.
506     10.  Any conviction under s. 316.0775(2)-4 points.
507     Section 10.  Section 332.14, Florida Statutes, is repealed.
508     Section 11.  All funds accrued by the Secure Airports for
509Florida's Economy Council prior to July 1, 2010, shall be
510retained by the Department of Transportation. The Department of
511Transportation is authorized to use these funds for statewide
512training purposes relating to airport security and management.
513The Department of Transportation is further authorized to use
514these funds for security-related aviation projects pursuant to
515chapter 332, Florida Statutes.
516     Section 12.  Section 334.03, Florida Statutes, is amended
517to read:
518     334.03  Definitions.-When used in the Florida
519Transportation Code, the term:
520     (1)  "Arterial road" means a route providing service which
521is relatively continuous and of relatively high traffic volume,
522long average trip length, high operating speed, and high
523mobility importance. In addition, every United States numbered
524highway is an arterial road.
525     (1)(2)  "Bridge" means a structure, including supports,
526erected over a depression or an obstruction, such as water or a
527highway or railway, and having a track or passageway for
528carrying traffic as defined in chapter 316 or other moving
529loads.
530     (2)(3)  "City street system" means all local roads within a
531municipality that were under the jurisdiction of that
532municipality on June 10, 1995; roads transferred to the
533municipality's jurisdiction after that date by mutual consent
534with another governmental entity, but not including roads so
535transferred from the municipality's jurisdiction; and roads
536constructed by a municipality for its street system, and all
537collector roads inside that municipality, which are not in the
538county road system.
539     (4)  "Collector road" means a route providing service which
540is of relatively moderate average traffic volume, moderately
541average trip length, and moderately average operating speed.
542Such a route also collects and distributes traffic between local
543roads or arterial roads and serves as a linkage between land
544access and mobility needs.
545     (3)(5)  "Commissioners" means the governing body of a
546county.
547     (4)(6)  "Consolidated metropolitan statistical area" means
548two or more metropolitan statistical areas that are socially and
549economically interrelated as defined by the United States Bureau
550of the Census.
551     (5)(7)  "Controlled access facility" means a street or
552highway to which the right of access is highly regulated by the
553governmental entity having jurisdiction over the facility in
554order to maximize the operational efficiency and safety of the
555high-volume through traffic utilizing the facility. Owners or
556occupants of abutting lands and other persons have a right of
557access to or from such facility at such points only and in such
558manner as may be determined by the governmental entity.
559     (6)(8)  "County road system" means all roads within a
560county which were under the jurisdiction of that county on June
56110, 1995; roads transferred to the county's jurisdiction after
562that date by mutual consent with another governmental entity,
563but not including roads so transferred from the county's
564jurisdiction; and roads constructed by a county for that
565county's road system collector roads in the unincorporated areas
566of a county and all extensions of such collector roads into and
567through any incorporated areas, all local roads in the
568unincorporated areas, and all urban minor arterial roads not in
569the State Highway System.
570     (7)(9)  "Department" means the Department of
571Transportation.
572     (8)(10)  "Florida Intrastate Highway System" means a system
573of limited access and controlled access facilities on the State
574Highway System which have the capacity to provide high-speed and
575high-volume traffic movements in an efficient and safe manner.
576     (9)(11)  "Functional classification" means the assignment
577of roads into systems according to the character of service they
578provide in relation to the total road network using procedures
579developed by the Federal Highway Administration. Basic
580functional categories include arterial roads, collector roads,
581and local roads which may be subdivided into principal, major,
582or minor levels. Those levels may be additionally divided into
583rural and urban categories.
584     (10)(12)  "Governmental entity" means a unit of government,
585or any officially designated public agency or authority of a
586unit of government, that has the responsibility for planning,
587construction, operation, or maintenance or jurisdiction over
588transportation facilities; the term includes the Federal
589Government, the state government, a county, an incorporated
590municipality, a metropolitan planning organization, an
591expressway or transportation authority, a road and bridge
592district, a special road and bridge district, and a regional
593governmental unit.
594     (11)(13)  "Limited access facility" means a street or
595highway especially designed for through traffic, and over, from,
596or to which owners or occupants of abutting land or other
597persons have no right or easement of access, light, air, or view
598by reason of the fact that their property abuts upon such
599limited access facility or for any other reason. Such highways
600or streets may be facilities from which trucks, buses, and other
601commercial vehicles are excluded; or they may be facilities open
602to use by all customary forms of street and highway traffic.
603     (12)(14)  "Local governmental entity" means a unit of
604government with less than statewide jurisdiction, or any
605officially designated public agency or authority of such a unit
606of government, that has the responsibility for planning,
607construction, operation, or maintenance of, or jurisdiction
608over, a transportation facility; the term includes, but is not
609limited to, a county, an incorporated municipality, a
610metropolitan planning organization, an expressway or
611transportation authority, a road and bridge district, a special
612road and bridge district, and a regional governmental unit.
613     (15)  "Local road" means a route providing service which is
614of relatively low average traffic volume, short average trip
615length or minimal through-traffic movements, and high land
616access for abutting property.
617     (13)(16)  "Metropolitan area" means a geographic region
618comprising as a minimum the existing urbanized area and the
619contiguous area projected to become urbanized within a 20-year
620forecast period. The boundaries of a metropolitan area may be
621designated so as to encompass a metropolitan statistical area or
622a consolidated metropolitan statistical area. If a metropolitan
623area, or any part thereof, is located within a nonattainment
624area, the boundaries of the metropolitan area must be designated
625so as to include the boundaries of the entire nonattainment
626area, unless otherwise provided by agreement between the
627applicable metropolitan planning organization and the Governor.
628     (14)(17)  "Metropolitan statistical area" means an area
629that includes a municipality of 50,000 persons or more, or an
630urbanized area of at least 50,000 persons as defined by the
631United States Bureau of the Census, provided that the component
632county or counties have a total population of at least 100,000.
633     (15)(18)  "Nonattainment area" means an area designated by
634the United States Environmental Protection Agency, pursuant to
635federal law, as exceeding national primary or secondary ambient
636air quality standards for the pollutants carbon monoxide or
637ozone.
638     (16)(19)  "Periodic maintenance" means activities that are
639large in scope and require a major work effort to restore
640deteriorated components of the transportation system to a safe
641and serviceable condition, including, but not limited to, the
642repair of large bridge structures, major repairs to bridges and
643bridge systems, and the mineral sealing of lengthy sections of
644roadway.
645     (17)(20)  "Person" means any person described in s. 1.01 or
646any unit of government in or outside the state.
647     (18)(21)  "Right of access" means the right of ingress to a
648highway from abutting land and egress from a highway to abutting
649land.
650     (19)(22)  "Right-of-way" means land in which the state, the
651department, a county, or a municipality owns the fee or has an
652easement devoted to or required for use as a transportation
653facility.
654     (20)(23)  "Road" means a way open to travel by the public,
655including, but not limited to, a street, highway, or alley. The
656term includes associated sidewalks, the roadbed, the right-of-
657way, and all culverts, drains, sluices, ditches, water storage
658areas, waterways, embankments, slopes, retaining walls, bridges,
659tunnels, and viaducts necessary for the maintenance of travel
660and all ferries used in connection therewith.
661     (21)(24)  "Routine maintenance" means minor repairs and
662associated tasks necessary to maintain a safe and efficient
663transportation system. The term includes: pavement patching;
664shoulder repair; cleaning and repair of drainage ditches,
665traffic signs, and structures; mowing; bridge inspection and
666maintenance; pavement striping; litter cleanup; and other
667similar activities.
668     (22)(25)  "State Highway System" means the following, which
669shall be facilities to which access is regulated:
670     (a)  the interstate system and all other roads within the
671state which were under the jurisdiction of the state on June 10,
6721995; roads transferred to the state's jurisdiction after that
673date by mutual consent with another governmental entity, but not
674including roads so transferred from the state's jurisdiction;
675and roads constructed by an agency of the state for the State
676Highway System. These facilities shall be facilities to which
677access is regulated.;
678     (b)  All rural arterial routes and their extensions into
679and through urban areas;
680     (c)  All urban principal arterial routes; and
681     (d)  The urban minor arterial mileage on the existing State
682Highway System as of July 1, 1987, plus additional mileage to
683comply with the 2-percent requirement as described below.
684
685However, not less than 2 percent of the public road mileage of
686each urbanized area on record as of June 30, 1986, shall be
687included as minor arterials in the State Highway System.
688Urbanized areas not meeting the foregoing minimum requirement
689shall have transferred to the State Highway System additional
690minor arterials of the highest significance in which case the
691total minor arterials in the State Highway System from any
692urbanized area shall not exceed 2.5 percent of that area's total
693public urban road mileage.
694     (23)(26)  "State Park Road System" means roads embraced
695within the boundaries of state parks and state roads leading to
696state parks, other than roads of the State Highway System, the
697county road systems, or the city street systems.
698     (24)(27)  "State road" means a street, road, highway, or
699other way open to travel by the public generally and dedicated
700to the public use according to law or by prescription and
701designated by the department, as provided by law, as part of the
702State Highway System.
703     (25)(28)  "Structure" means a bridge, viaduct, tunnel,
704causeway, approach, ferry slip, culvert, toll plaza, gate, or
705other similar facility used in connection with a transportation
706facility.
707     (26)(29)  "Sufficiency rating" means the objective rating
708of a road or section of a road for the purpose of determining
709its capability to serve properly the actual or anticipated
710volume of traffic using the road.
711     (27)(30)  "Transportation corridor" means any land area
712designated by the state, a county, or a municipality which is
713between two geographic points and which area is used or suitable
714for the movement of people and goods by one or more modes of
715transportation, including areas necessary for management of
716access and securing applicable approvals and permits.
717Transportation corridors shall contain, but are not limited to,
718the following:
719     (a)  Existing publicly owned rights-of-way;
720     (b)  All property or property interests necessary for
721future transportation facilities, including rights of access,
722air, view, and light, whether public or private, for the purpose
723of securing and utilizing future transportation rights-of-way,
724including, but not limited to, any lands reasonably necessary
725now or in the future for securing applicable approvals and
726permits, borrow pits, drainage ditches, water retention areas,
727rest areas, replacement access for landowners whose access could
728be impaired due to the construction of a future facility, and
729replacement rights-of-way for relocation of rail and utility
730facilities.
731     (28)(31)  "Transportation facility" means any means for the
732transportation of people or property from place to place which
733is constructed, operated, or maintained in whole or in part from
734public funds. The term includes the property or property rights,
735both real and personal, which have been or may be established by
736public bodies for the transportation of people or property from
737place to place.
738     (29)(32)  "Urban area" means a geographic region comprising
739as a minimum the area inside the United States Bureau of the
740Census boundary of an urban place with a population of 5,000 or
741more persons, expanded to include adjacent developed areas as
742provided for by Federal Highway Administration regulations.
743     (33)  "Urban minor arterial road" means a route that
744generally interconnects with and augments an urban principal
745arterial road and provides service to trips of shorter length
746and a lower level of travel mobility. The term includes all
747arterials not classified as "principal" and contain facilities
748that place more emphasis on land access than the higher system.
749     (30)(34)  "Urban place" means a geographic region composed
750of one or more contiguous census tracts that have been found by
751the United States Bureau of the Census to contain a population
752density of at least 1,000 persons per square mile.
753     (35)  "Urban principal arterial road" means a route that
754generally serves the major centers of activity of an urban area,
755the highest traffic volume corridors, and the longest trip
756purpose and carries a high proportion of the total urban area
757travel on a minimum of mileage. Such roads are integrated, both
758internally and between major rural connections.
759     (31)(36)  "Urbanized area" means a geographic region
760comprising as a minimum the area inside an urban place of 50,000
761or more persons, as designated by the United States Bureau of
762the Census, expanded to include adjacent developed areas as
763provided for by Federal Highway Administration regulations.
764Urban areas with a population of fewer than 50,000 persons which
765are located within the expanded boundary of an urbanized area
766are not separately recognized.
767     (32)(37)  "511" or "511 services" means three-digit
768telecommunications dialing to access interactive voice response
769telephone traveler information services provided in the state as
770defined by the Federal Communications Commission in FCC Order
771No. 00-256, July 31, 2000.
772     (33)(38)  "Interactive voice response" means a software
773application that accepts a combination of voice telephone input
774and touch-tone keypad selection and provides appropriate
775responses in the form of voice, fax, callback, e-mail, and other
776media.
777     Section 13.  Subsections (11) and (13) of section 334.044,
778Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
779     334.044  Department; powers and duties.-The department
780shall have the following general powers and duties:
781     (11)  To establish a numbering system for public roads and,
782to functionally classify such roads, and to assign
783jurisdictional responsibility.
784     (13)  To designate existing and to plan proposed
785transportation facilities as part of the State Highway System,
786and to construct, maintain, and operate such facilities.
787     Section 14.  Section 334.047, Florida Statutes, is amended
788to read:
789     334.047  Prohibition.-Notwithstanding any other provision
790of law to the contrary, the Department of Transportation may not
791establish a cap on the number of miles in the State Highway
792System or a maximum number of miles of urban principal arterial
793roads, as defined in s. 334.03, within a district or county.
794     Section 15.  Subsection (1) of section 337.14, Florida
795Statutes, is amended to read:
796     337.14  Application for qualification; certificate of
797qualification; restrictions; request for hearing.-
798     (1)  Any person desiring to bid for the performance of any
799construction contract in excess of $250,000 which the department
800proposes to let must first be certified by the department as
801qualified pursuant to this section and rules of the department.
802The rules of the department shall address the qualification of
803persons to bid on construction contracts in excess of $250,000
804and shall include requirements with respect to the equipment,
805past record, experience, financial resources, and organizational
806personnel of the applicant necessary to perform the specific
807class of work for which the person seeks certification. The
808department is authorized to limit the dollar amount of any
809contract upon which a person is qualified to bid or the
810aggregate total dollar volume of contracts such person is
811allowed to have under contract at any one time. Each applicant
812seeking qualification to bid on construction contracts in excess
813of $250,000 shall furnish the department a statement under oath,
814on such forms as the department may prescribe, setting forth
815detailed information as required on the application. Each
816application for certification shall be accompanied by the latest
817annual financial statement of the applicant completed within the
818last 12 months. If the application or the annual financial
819statement shows the financial condition of the applicant more
820than 4 months prior to the date on which the application is
821received by the department, then an interim financial statement
822must also be submitted and be accompanied by an updated
823application. The interim financial statement must cover the
824period from the end date of the annual statement and must show
825the financial condition of the applicant no more than 4 months
826prior to the date the interim financial statement on which the
827application is received by the department. Each required annual
828or interim financial statement must be audited and accompanied
829by the opinion of a certified public accountant or a public
830accountant approved by the department. The information required
831by this subsection is confidential and exempt from the
832provisions of s. 119.07(1). The department shall act upon the
833application for qualification within 30 days after the
834department determines that the application is complete. The
835department may waive the requirements of this subsection for
836projects having a contract price of $500,000 or less if the
837department determines that the project is of a noncritical
838nature and the waiver will not endanger public health, safety,
839or property.
840     Section 16.  Subsection (1) of section 337.401, Florida
841Statutes, is amended to read:
842     337.401  Use of right-of-way for utilities subject to
843regulation; permit; fees.-
844     (1)(a)  The department and local governmental entities,
845referred to in ss. 337.401-337.404 as the "authority," that have
846jurisdiction and control of public roads or publicly owned rail
847corridors are authorized to prescribe and enforce reasonable
848rules or regulations with reference to the placing and
849maintaining along, across, or on any road or publicly owned rail
850corridors under their respective jurisdictions any electric
851transmission, telephone, telegraph, or other communications
852services lines; pole lines; poles; railways; ditches; sewers;
853water, heat, or gas mains; pipelines; fences; gasoline tanks and
854pumps; or other structures referred to in this section as the
855"utility." For aerial and underground electric utility
856transmission lines designed to operate at 69 or more kilovolts
857that are needed to accommodate the additional electrical
858transfer capacity on the transmission grid resulting from new
859base-load generating facilities, where there is no other
860practicable alternative available for placement of the electric
861utility transmission lines on the department's rights-of-way,
862the department's rules shall provide for placement of and access
863to such transmission lines adjacent to and within the right-of-
864way of any department-controlled public roads, including
865longitudinally within limited access facilities to the greatest
866extent allowed by federal law, if compliance with the standards
867established by such rules is achieved. Such rules may include,
868but need not be limited to, that the use of the right-of-way is
869reasonable based upon a consideration of economic and
870environmental factors, including, without limitation, other
871practicable alternative alignments, utility corridors and
872easements, impacts on adjacent property owners, and minimum
873clear zones and other safety standards, and further provide that
874placement of the electric utility transmission lines within the
875department's right-of-way does not interfere with operational
876requirements of the transportation facility or planned or
877potential future expansion of such transportation facility. If
878the department approves longitudinal placement of electric
879utility transmission lines in limited access facilities,
880compensation for the use of the right-of-way is required. Such
881consideration or compensation paid by the electric utility in
882connection with the department's issuance of a permit does not
883create any property right in the department's property
884regardless of the amount of consideration paid or the
885improvements constructed on the property by the utility. Upon
886notice by the department that the property is needed for
887expansion or improvement of the transportation facility, the
888electric utility transmission line will relocate from the
889facility at the electric utility's sole expense. The electric
890utility shall pay to the department reasonable damages resulting
891from the utility's failure or refusal to timely relocate its
892transmission lines. The rules to be adopted by the department
893may also address the compensation methodology and relocation. As
894used in this subsection, the term "base-load generating
895facilities" means electric power plants that are certified under
896part II of chapter 403. The department may enter into a permit-
897delegation agreement with a governmental entity if issuance of a
898permit is based on requirements that the department finds will
899ensure the safety and integrity of facilities of the Department
900of Transportation; however, the permit-delegation agreement does
901not apply to facilities of electric utilities as defined in s.
902366.02(2).
903     (b)  For aerial and underground electric utility
904transmission lines designed to operate at 69 or more kilovolts
905that are needed to accommodate the additional electrical
906transfer capacity on the transmission grid resulting from new
907base-load generating facilities, the department's rules shall
908provide for placement of and access to such transmission lines
909adjacent to and within the right-of-way of any department-
910controlled public roads, including longitudinally within limited
911access facilities where there is no other practicable
912alternative available, to the greatest extent allowed by federal
913law, if compliance with the standards established by such rules
914is achieved. Such rules may include, but need not be limited to,
915that the use of the limited access right-of-way for longitudinal
916placement of electric utility transmission lines is reasonable
917based upon a consideration of economic and environmental
918factors, including, without limitation, other practicable
919alternative alignments, utility corridors and easements, impacts
920on adjacent property owners, and minimum clear zones and other
921safety standards, and further provide that placement of the
922electric utility transmission lines within the department's
923right-of-way does not interfere with operational requirements of
924the transportation facility or planned or potential future
925expansion of such transportation facility. If the department
926approves longitudinal placement of electric utility transmission
927lines in limited access facilities, compensation for the use of
928the right-of-way is required. Such consideration or compensation
929paid by the electric utility in connection with the department's
930issuance of a permit does not create any property right in the
931department's property regardless of the amount of consideration
932paid or the improvements constructed on the property by the
933utility. Upon notice by the department that the property is
934needed for expansion or improvement of the transportation
935facility, the electric utility transmission line will relocate
936at the electric utility's sole expense. The electric utility
937shall pay to the department reasonable damages resulting from
938the utility's failure or refusal to timely relocate its
939transmission lines. The rules to be adopted by the department
940may also address the compensation methodology and relocation. As
941used in this subsection, the term "base-load generating
942facilities" means electric power plants that are certified under
943part II of chapter 403.
944     Section 17.  Subsection (4) of section 337.406, Florida
945Statutes, is renumbered as subsection (5), and a new subsection
946(4) is added to that section to read:
947     337.406  Unlawful use of state transportation facility
948right-of-way; penalties.-
949     (4)  Camping is prohibited on any portion of the right-of-
950way of the State Highway System that is within 100 feet of a
951bridge, causeway, overpass, or ramp.
952     Section 18.  Subsection (1) of section 338.155, Florida
953Statutes, is amended to read:
954     338.155  Payment of toll on toll facilities required;
955exemptions.-
956     (1)  No persons are permitted to use any toll facility
957without payment of tolls, except employees of the agency
958operating the toll project when using the toll facility on
959official state business, state military personnel while on
960official military business, handicapped persons as provided in
961this section, persons exempt from toll payment by the
962authorizing resolution for bonds issued to finance the facility,
963and persons exempt on a temporary basis where use of such toll
964facility is required as a detour route. Any law enforcement
965officer operating a marked official vehicle is exempt from toll
966payment when on official law enforcement business. Any person
967operating a fire vehicle when on official business or a rescue
968vehicle when on official business is exempt from toll payment.
969Any person participating in the funeral procession of a law
970enforcement officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty is
971exempt from toll payment. The secretary, or the secretary's
972designee, may suspend the payment of tolls on a toll facility
973when necessary to assist in emergency evacuation. The failure to
974pay a prescribed toll constitutes a noncriminal traffic
975infraction, punishable as a moving violation pursuant to s.
976318.18. The department is authorized to adopt rules relating to
977the payment, collection, and enforcement of tolls, including,
978but not limited to, rules for the implementation of video or
979other image billing and variable pricing guaranteed toll
980accounts.
981     Section 19.  Subsection (7) is added to section 341.051,
982Florida Statutes, to read:
983     341.051  Administration and financing of public transit and
984intercity bus service programs and projects.-
985     (7)  INTEROPERABLE FARE COLLECTION SYSTEMS.-
986     (a)  The Legislature recognizes the importance of
987encouraging the seamless use of local and regional public
988transportation systems by residents of and visitors to the state
989wherever possible. The paramount concern is to encourage the
990implementation of fare collection systems that are interoperable
991and compatible with multiple public transportation systems
992throughout the state.
993     (b)  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
994contrary, in order to facilitate the ease of transfer from one
995public transportation system to another, any public transit
996system which connects directly with a new public rail system put
997into service after December 1, 2010, and which is adding a new
998fare media system or is upgrading its existing fare media system
999shall use a universal common contactless fare media that is
1000compatible with the American Public Transportation Association's
1001Contactless Fare Media System Standard and allows users to
1002purchase fares at a single point of sale with coin, cash, or
1003credit card. This paragraph does not require the use of a
1004universal common contactless fare media for the paratransit
1005element of any transit system or by any public transit system
1006that does not share one or more points of origin or destination
1007with a public rail system.
1008
1009For purposes of this section, the term "net operating costs"
1010means all operating costs of a project less any federal funds,
1011fares, or other sources of income to the project.
1012     Section 20.  Subsection (7) of section 341.3025, Florida
1013Statutes, is renumbered as subsection (8), and a new subsection
1014(7) is added to that section to read:
1015     341.3025  Multicounty public rail system fares and
1016enforcement.-
1017     (7)(a)  The Legislature recognizes the importance of
1018encouraging the seamless use of local and regional public
1019transportation systems by residents of and visitors to the state
1020wherever possible. The paramount concern is to encourage the
1021implementation of fare collection systems that are interoperable
1022and compatible with multiple public transportation systems
1023throughout the state.
1024     (b)  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the
1025contrary, in order to facilitate the ease of transfer from one
1026public transportation system to another, any new public rail
1027system that is constructed after December 1, 2010, by the state,
1028an agency of the state, a regional transportation authority, or
1029one or more counties or municipalities shall use a universal
1030common contactless fare media that is compatible with the
1031American Public Transportation Association's Contactless Fare
1032Media System Standard and allows users to purchase fares at a
1033single point of sale with coin, cash, or credit card.
1034Additionally, any existing public rail system that is adding a
1035new fare media system or is upgrading its existing fare media
1036system shall use a universal common contactless fare media that
1037is compatible with the American Public Transportation
1038Association's Contactless Fare Media System Standard and allows
1039users to purchase fares at a single point of sale with coin,
1040cash, or credit card.
1041     Section 21.  Paragraph (q) is added to subsection (2) of
1042section 343.64, Florida Statutes, to read:
1043     343.64  Powers and duties.-
1044     (2)  The authority may exercise all powers necessary,
1045appurtenant, convenient, or incidental to the carrying out of
1046the aforesaid purposes, including, but not limited to, the
1047following rights and powers:
1048     (q)  Notwithstanding s. 343.65, to borrow money in a
1049principal amount not to exceed $10 million in any calendar year
1050to refinance all or part of the costs or obligations of the
1051authority, including, but not limited to, obligations of the
1052authority as a lessee under a lease.
1053     Section 22.  Subsection (3) of section 348.51, Florida
1054Statutes, is amended to read:
1055     348.51  Definitions.-The following terms whenever used or
1056referred to in this part shall have the following meanings,
1057except in those instances where the context clearly indicates
1058otherwise:
1059     (3)  "Bonds" means and includes the notes, bonds, refunding
1060bonds, or other evidences of indebtedness or obligations, in
1061either temporary or definitive form, which of the authority is
1062authorized to issue issued pursuant to this part.
1063     Section 23.  Section 348.545, Florida Statutes, is amended
1064to read:
1065     348.545  Facility improvement; bond financing authority.-
1066Pursuant to s. 11(f), Art. VII of the State Constitution, the
1067Legislature hereby approves for bond financing by the Tampa-
1068Hillsborough County Expressway Authority improvements to toll
1069collection facilities, interchanges to the legislatively
1070approved expressway system, and any other facility appurtenant,
1071necessary, or incidental to the approved system. Subject to
1072terms and conditions of applicable revenue bond resolutions and
1073covenants, such costs financing may be financed in whole or in
1074part by revenue bonds issued pursuant to s. 348.56(1)(a) or (b),
1075whether currently issued or issued in the future, or by a
1076combination of such bonds.
1077     Section 24.  Subsections (1) and (2) of section 348.56,
1078Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
1079     348.56  Bonds of the authority.-
1080     (1)(a)  Bonds may be issued on behalf of the authority
1081pursuant to the State Bond Act.
1082     (b)  Alternatively, the authority shall have the power and
1083is hereby authorized from time to time to issue bonds in such
1084principal amount as, in the opinion of the authority, shall be
1085necessary to provide sufficient moneys for achieving its
1086corporate purposes, including construction, reconstruction,
1087improvement, extension, repair, maintenance and operation of the
1088expressway system, the cost of acquisition of all real property,
1089interest on bonds during construction and for a reasonable
1090period thereafter, establishment of reserves to secure bonds,
1091and all other expenditures of the authority incident to and
1092necessary or convenient to carry out its corporate purposes and
1093powers.
1094     (2)(a)  Bonds issued by the authority pursuant to paragraph
1095(1)(a) or paragraph (1)(b) shall be authorized by resolution of
1096the members of the authority and shall bear such date or dates,
1097mature at such time or times, not exceeding 40 years from their
1098respective dates, bear interest at such rate or rates, not
1099exceeding the maximum rate fixed by general law for authorities,
1100be in such denominations, be in such form, either coupon or
1101fully registered, carry such registration, exchangeability and
1102interchangeability privileges, be payable in such medium of
1103payment and at such place or places, be subject to such terms of
1104redemption and be entitled to such priorities of lien on the
1105revenues, other available moneys, and the Hillsborough County
1106gasoline tax funds as such resolution or any resolution
1107subsequent thereto may provide. The bonds shall be executed
1108either by manual or facsimile signature by such officers as the
1109authority shall determine, provided that such bonds shall bear
1110at least one signature which is manually executed thereon. The
1111coupons attached to such bonds shall bear the facsimile
1112signature or signatures of such officer or officers as shall be
1113designated by the authority. Such bonds shall have the seal of
1114the authority affixed, imprinted, reproduced, or lithographed
1115thereon.
1116     (b)  The bonds issued pursuant to paragraph (1)(a) or
1117paragraph (1)(b) shall be sold at public sale in the same manner
1118provided in the State Bond Act, and the net interest cost to the
1119authority on such bonds shall not exceed the maximum rate fixed
1120by general law for authorities. If all bids received on the
1121public sale are rejected, the authority may then proceed to
1122negotiate for the sale of the bonds at a net interest cost which
1123shall be less than the lowest net interest cost stated in the
1124bids rejected at the public sale. However, if the authority
1125determines, by official action at a public meeting, that a
1126negotiated sale of such bonds is in the best interest of the
1127authority, the authority may negotiate the sale of such bonds
1128with the underwriter or underwriters designated by the authority
1129and the Division of Bond Finance within the State Board of
1130Administration with respect to bonds issued pursuant to
1131paragraph (1)(a) or solely by the authority with respect to
1132bonds issued pursuant to paragraph (1)(b). The authority's
1133determination to negotiate the sale of such bonds may be based,
1134in part, upon the written advice of the authority's financial
1135adviser. Pending the preparation of definitive bonds, temporary
1136bonds or interim certificates may be issued to the purchaser or
1137purchasers of such bonds and may contain such terms and
1138conditions as the authority may determine.
1139     Section 25.  Section 348.565, Florida Statutes, is amended
1140to read:
1141     348.565  Revenue bonds for specified projects.-The existing
1142facilities that constitute the Tampa-Hillsborough County
1143Expressway System are hereby approved to be refinanced by the
1144issuance of revenue bonds issued by the Division of Bond Finance
1145of the State Board of Administration pursuant to s. 11(f), Art.
1146VII of the State Constitution and the State Bond Act or by
1147revenue bonds issued by the authority pursuant to s.
1148348.56(1)(b). In addition, the following projects of the Tampa-
1149Hillsborough County Expressway Authority are approved to be
1150financed or refinanced by the issuance of revenue bonds in
1151accordance with this part and pursuant to s. 11(f), Art. VII of
1152the State Constitution:
1153     (1)  Brandon area feeder roads.
1154     (2)  Capital improvements to the expressway system,
1155including safety and operational improvements and toll
1156collection equipment.
1157     (3)  Lee Roy Selmon Crosstown Expressway System widening.
1158     (4)  The connector highway linking the Lee Roy Selmon
1159Crosstown Expressway to Interstate 4.
1160     Section 26.  Subsection (1) of section 348.57, Florida
1161Statutes, is amended to read:
1162     348.57  Refunding bonds.-
1163     (1)  Subject to public notice as provided in s. 348.54, the
1164authority is authorized to provide by resolution for the
1165issuance from time to time of bonds pursuant to s. 348.56(1)(b)
1166for the purpose of refunding any bonds then outstanding
1167regardless of whether the bonds being refunded were issued by
1168the authority pursuant to this chapter or on behalf of the
1169authority pursuant to the State Bond Act. The authority is
1170further authorized to provide by resolution for the issuance of
1171bonds for the combined purpose of:
1172     (a)  Paying the cost of constructing, reconstructing,
1173improving, extending, repairing, maintaining and operating the
1174expressway system.
1175     (b)  Refunding bonds then outstanding. The authorization,
1176sale and issuance of such obligations, the maturities and other
1177details thereof, the rights and remedies of the holders thereof,
1178and the rights, powers, privileges, duties and obligations of
1179the authority with respect to the same shall be governed by the
1180foregoing provisions of this part insofar as the same may be
1181applicable.
1182     Section 27.  Section 348.70, Florida Statutes, is amended
1183to read:
1184     348.70  This part complete and additional authority.-
1185     (1)  The powers conferred by this part shall be in addition
1186and supplemental to the existing respective powers of the
1187authority, the department, the county, and the city, if any, and
1188this part shall not be construed as repealing any of the
1189provisions of any other law, general, special, or local, but
1190shall be deemed to supersede such other law or laws in the
1191exercise of the powers provided in this part insofar as such
1192other law or laws are inconsistent with the provisions of this
1193part and to provide a complete method for the exercise of the
1194powers granted herein. The construction, reconstruction,
1195improvement, extension, repair, maintenance, and operation of
1196the expressway system, and the issuance of bonds hereunder to
1197finance all or part of the cost thereof, may be accomplished
1198upon compliance with the provisions of this part without regard
1199to or necessity for compliance with the provisions, limitations,
1200or restrictions contained in any other general, special, or
1201local law, including, but not limited to, s. 215.821, and no
1202approval of any bonds issued under this part by the qualified
1203electors or qualified electors who are freeholders in the state
1204or in the county or in the city or in any other political
1205subdivision of the state shall be required for the issuance of
1206such bonds.
1207     (2)  This part does not repeal, rescind, or modify any
1208other law or laws relating to the State Board of Administration,
1209the Department of Transportation, or the Division of Bond
1210Finance of the State Board of Administration, but shall
1211supersede such other law or laws as are inconsistent with the
1212provisions of this part, including, but not limited to, s.
1213215.821.
1214     Section 28.  Part XI of chapter 348, Florida Statutes,
1215consisting of sections 348.9950, 348.9951, 348.9952, 348.9953,
1216348.9954, 348.9955, 348.9956, 348.9957, 348.9958, 348.9959,
1217348.9960, 348.9961, 348.9962, 348.9963, 348.9964, 348.9965,
1218348.9966, and 348.9967, is created to read:
1219
PART XI
1220
OSCEOLA COUNTY EXPRESSWAY AUTHORITY
1221     348.9950  Short title.-This part may be cited as the
1222"Osceola County Expressway Authority Law."
1223     348.9951  Definitions.-As used in this part, except where
1224the context clearly indicates otherwise, the term:
1225     (1)  "Agency of the state" means the state and any
1226department of or corporation, agency, or instrumentality
1227created, designated, or established by the state.
1228     (2)  "Authority" means the body politic and corporate and
1229agency of the state created by this part.
1230     (3)  "Bonds" means and includes the notes, bonds, refunding
1231bonds, or other evidences of indebtedness or obligations, in
1232either temporary or definitive form, that the authority is
1233authorized to issue under this part.
1234     (4)  "County" means Osceola County.
1235     (5)  "Department" means the Department of Transportation.
1236     (6)  "Federal agency" means the United States, the
1237President of the United States, and any department of or
1238corporation, agency, or instrumentality created, designated, or
1239established by the United States.
1240     (7)  "Lease-purchase agreement" means any lease-purchase
1241agreement the authority is authorized under this part to enter
1242into with the department.
1243     (8)  "Limited access expressway" or "expressway" means a
1244street or highway especially designed for through traffic and
1245over, from, or to which no person has a right of easement, use,
1246or access except in accordance with the rules and regulations
1247adopted by the authority for the use of such facility. Such
1248streets or highways may be parkways from which trucks, buses,
1249and other commercial vehicles are excluded or freeways open to
1250use by all customary forms of street and highway traffic.
1251     (9)  "Members" means the governing body of the authority,
1252and the term "member" means one of the individuals constituting
1253such governing body.
1254     (10)  "Osceola County Expressway System" or "system" means
1255any and all expressways and appurtenant facilities thereto,
1256including, but not limited to, all approaches, roads, bridges,
1257and avenues of access for such expressways that are built by the
1258authority or the ownership of which is transferred to the
1259authority by other governmental or private entities.
1260     (11)  "Osceola County gasoline tax funds" means all the 80-
1261percent surplus gasoline tax funds accruing in each year to the
1262department for use in Osceola County under s. 9, Art. XII of the
1263State Constitution after deduction only of any amounts of such
1264gasoline tax funds pledged by the department or the county for
1265outstanding obligations.
1266     (12)  "State Board of Administration" means the body
1267corporate existing under s. 9, Art. XII of the State
1268Constitution or any successor thereto.
1269     348.9952  Osceola County Expressway Authority.-
1270     (1)  There is created a body politic and corporate, an
1271agency of the state, to be known as the Osceola County
1272Expressway Authority.
1273     (2)(a)  The governing body of the authority shall consist
1274of six members. Five members must be residents of Osceola
1275County, three of whom shall be appointed by the governing body
1276of the county and two of whom shall be appointed by the
1277Governor. The sixth member shall be the district secretary of
1278the department serving in the district that includes Osceola
1279County, who shall serve as an ex officio, nonvoting member. The
1280term of each appointed member shall be for 4 years, except that
1281the first term of the initial members appointed by the Governor
1282shall be 2 years each. Each appointed member shall hold office
1283until his or her successor has been appointed and has qualified.
1284A vacancy occurring during a term shall be filled only for the
1285balance of the unexpired term. Each appointed member of the
1286authority shall be a person of outstanding reputation for
1287integrity, responsibility, and business ability, but no person
1288who is an officer or employee of any city or of Osceola County
1289in any other capacity shall be an appointed member of the
1290authority. A member of the authority is eligible for
1291reappointment.
1292     (b)  Members of the authority may be removed from office by
1293the Governor for misconduct, malfeasance, or nonfeasance in
1294office.
1295     (3)(a)  The authority shall elect one of its members as
1296chair. The authority shall also elect a secretary and a
1297treasurer, who may be members of the authority. The chair,
1298secretary, and treasurer shall hold such offices at the will of
1299the authority.
1300     (b)  Three members of the authority constitute a quorum,
1301and the vote of three members is necessary for any action taken
1302by the authority. A vacancy in the authority does not impair the
1303right of a quorum of the authority to exercise all of the rights
1304and perform all of the duties of the authority.
1305     (4)(a)  The authority may employ an executive secretary, an
1306executive director, its own counsel and legal staff, technical
1307experts, engineers, and other employees, permanent or temporary,
1308as it may require; may determine the qualifications and fix the
1309compensation of such persons, firms, or corporations; and may
1310employ a fiscal agent or agents. However, the authority shall
1311solicit sealed proposals from at least three persons, firms, or
1312corporations for the performance of any services as fiscal
1313agents. The authority may delegate to one or more of its agents
1314or employees such of its power as it deems necessary to carry
1315out the purposes of this part, subject always to the supervision
1316and control of the authority.
1317     (b)  Members of the authority are entitled to receive from
1318the authority their travel and other necessary expenses incurred
1319in connection with the business of the authority as provided in
1320s. 112.061, but they shall draw no salaries or other
1321compensation.
1322     (c)  The department is not required to grant funds for
1323startup costs to the authority; however, the governing body of
1324the county may provide funds for such startup costs.
1325     (d)  The authority shall cooperate with and participate in
1326any efforts to establish a regional expressway authority.
1327     348.9953  Purposes and powers.-
1328     (1)  The authority may acquire, hold, construct, improve,
1329maintain, operate, own, and lease in the capacity of lessor the
1330Osceola County Expressway System and, in the construction of the
1331system, may construct any extensions, additions, or improvements
1332to the system or appurtenant facilities, including all necessary
1333approaches, roads, bridges, and avenues of access, with such
1334changes, modifications, or revisions of such project as the
1335authority deems desirable and proper.
1336     (2)  The authority may exercise all powers necessary,
1337appurtenant, convenient, or incidental to the carrying out of
1338its purposes, including, but not limited to, the following
1339rights and powers:
1340     (a)  To sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, and
1341complain and defend in all courts.
1342     (b)  To adopt, use, and alter at will a corporate seal.
1343     (c)  To acquire by donation, purchase, or otherwise and
1344hold, lease as lessee, and use any franchise or property, real,
1345personal, or mixed, tangible or intangible, or any options
1346thereof, in its own name or in conjunction with others, or
1347interest therein, necessary or desirable for carrying out the
1348purposes of the authority and to sell, lease as lessor,
1349transfer, and dispose of any property or interest therein at any
1350time acquired by it.
1351     (d)  To enter into lease agreements for terms not exceeding
135240 years as either lessee or lessor to carry out the right to
1353lease as set forth in this part.
1354     (e)  To enter into lease-purchase agreements with the
1355department for terms not exceeding 40 years, or until any bonds
1356secured by a pledge of rentals thereunder and any refundings
1357thereof are fully paid as to both principal and interest,
1358whichever is longer.
1359     (f)  To fix, alter, charge, establish, and collect rates,
1360fees, rentals, and other charges for the services and facilities
1361of the system, which rates, fees, rentals, and other charges
1362must always be sufficient to comply with any covenants made with
1363the holders of any bonds issued pursuant to this part; however,
1364such right and power may be assigned or delegated by the
1365authority to the department.
1366     (g)  To borrow money and make and issue negotiable notes,
1367bonds, refunding bonds, and other evidences of indebtedness or
1368obligations, either in temporary or definitive form, hereinafter
1369in this part sometimes called "bonds" of the authority, for the
1370purpose of financing all or part of the improvement or extension
1371of the system and appurtenant facilities, including all
1372approaches, streets, roads, bridges, and avenues of access for
1373the system and for any other purpose authorized by this part,
1374such bonds to mature no more than 40 years after the date of the
1375issuance thereof, and to secure the payment of such bonds or any
1376part thereof by a pledge of any or all of its revenues, rates,
1377fees, rentals, or other charges, including all or any portion of
1378the Osceola County gasoline tax funds received by the authority
1379pursuant to the terms of any lease-purchase agreement between
1380the authority and the department; and, in general, to provide
1381for the security of such bonds and the rights and remedies of
1382the holders thereof. However, no portion of the Osceola County
1383gasoline tax funds shall be pledged for the construction of any
1384project for which a toll is to be charged unless the anticipated
1385tolls are reasonably estimated by the board of county
1386commissioners, at the date of its resolution pledging such
1387funds, to be sufficient to cover the principal and interest of
1388such obligations during the period when such pledge of funds
1389shall be in effect.
1390     1.  The authority shall reimburse Osceola County for any
1391sums expended from such gasoline tax funds used for the payment
1392of such obligations. Any gasoline tax funds so disbursed shall
1393be repaid when the authority deems it practicable, together with
1394interest at the highest rate applicable to any obligations of
1395the authority.
1396     2.  If the authority decides to fund or refund any bonds
1397issued by the authority or by the commission prior to their
1398maturity, the proceeds of such funding or refunding bonds must,
1399pending the prior redemption of the bonds to be funded or
1400refunded, be invested in direct obligations of the United
1401States. Such outstanding bonds may be funded or refunded by the
1402issuance of bonds pursuant to this part.
1403     (h)  To make contracts of every name and nature, including,
1404but not limited to, partnerships providing for participation in
1405ownership and revenues, and to execute all instruments necessary
1406or convenient for the carrying on of its business.
1407     (i)  Without limitation of the foregoing, to borrow money
1408and accept grants from and to enter into contracts, leases, or
1409other transactions with any federal agency, the state, any
1410agency of the state, Osceola County, or any other public body of
1411the state.
1412     (j)  To have the power of eminent domain, including the
1413procedural powers granted under chapters 73 and 74.
1414     (k)  To pledge, hypothecate, or otherwise encumber all or
1415any part of the revenues, rates, fees, rentals, or other charges
1416or receipts of the authority, including all or any portion of
1417the Osceola County gasoline tax funds received by the authority
1418pursuant to the terms of any lease-purchase agreement between
1419the authority and the department, as security for all or any of
1420the obligations of the authority.
1421     (l)  To enter into partnerships and other agreements
1422respecting ownership and revenue participation in order to
1423facilitate financing and constructing any project or portions
1424thereof.
1425     (m)  To participate in developer agreements or to receive
1426developer contributions.
1427     (n)  To contract with Osceola County for the operation of a
1428toll facility within the county.
1429     (o)  To do all acts and things necessary or convenient for
1430the conduct of its business and the general welfare of the
1431authority in order to carry out the powers granted to it by this
1432part or any other law.
1433     (p)  With the consent of the county within the jurisdiction
1434of which the following activities occur, to construct, operate,
1435and maintain roads, bridges, avenues of access, thoroughfares,
1436and boulevards outside the jurisdictional boundaries of Osceola
1437County, and to construct, repair, replace, operate, install, and
1438maintain electronic toll payment systems thereon, with all
1439necessary and incidental powers to accomplish the foregoing.
1440     (q)  To enter into an interlocal agreement with the
1441Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority to coordinate and
1442plan for projects in order to avoid any negative impacts on
1443either authority.
1444     (3)  The authority shall not, at any time or in any manner,
1445pledge the credit or taxing power of the state or any political
1446subdivision or agency thereof, including Osceola County, nor
1447shall the authority's obligations be deemed to be an obligation
1448of the state or of any political subdivision or agency thereof,
1449nor shall the state or any political subdivision or agency
1450thereof, except the authority, be liable for the payment of the
1451principal of or interest on such obligations.
1452     (4)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this part,
1453acquisition of right-of-way for a project of the authority which
1454is within the boundaries of any municipality in Osceola County
1455shall not be initiated unless and until the governing body of
1456that municipality has approved the route of such project.
1457     (5)  Notwithstanding any other provision of this part,
1458acquisition of right-of-way for a project of the authority which
1459is within the unincorporated area of Osceola County shall not be
1460initiated unless and until the governing body of Osceola County
1461has approved the route of such project.
1462     (6)  The authority shall not, without the consent of
1463Osceola County or any affected municipality, enter into any
1464agreement that would legally prohibit the construction of any
1465road by Osceola County or by any municipality within Osceola
1466County.
1467     348.9954  Bond financing authority for improvements.-
1468Pursuant to s. 11(f), Art. VII of the State Constitution, the
1469Legislature hereby approves for bond financing by the Osceola
1470County Expressway Authority improvements to toll collection
1471facilities, interchanges to the legislatively approved
1472expressway system, and any other facility appurtenant,
1473necessary, or incidental to the approved system. Subject to
1474terms and conditions of applicable revenue bond resolutions and
1475covenants, such costs may be financed in whole or in part by
1476revenue bonds issued pursuant to s. 348.9955(1)(a) or (b) or by
1477a combination of such bonds, whether currently issued or issued
1478in the future.
1479     348.9955  Bonds of the authority.-
1480     (1)(a)  Bonds may be issued on behalf of the authority
1481pursuant to the State Bond Act.
1482     (b)  Alternatively, the authority may issue its own bonds
1483pursuant to this part at such times and in such principal amount
1484as, in the opinion of the authority, is necessary to provide
1485sufficient moneys for achieving its purposes; however, such
1486bonds may not pledge the full faith and credit of the state.
1487Bonds issued by the authority pursuant to this paragraph or
1488paragraph (a), whether on original issuance or on refunding,
1489shall be authorized by resolution of the members thereof and may
1490be either term or serial bonds, shall bear such date or dates,
1491mature at such time or times, not exceeding 40 years from their
1492respective dates, bear interest at such rate or rates, payable
1493semiannually, be in such denominations, be in such form, either
1494coupon or fully registered, shall carry such registration,
1495exchangeability, and interchangeability privileges, be payable
1496in such medium of payment and at such place or places, be
1497subject to such terms of redemption, and be entitled to such
1498priorities on the revenues, rates, fees, rentals, or other
1499charges or receipts of the authority, including the Osceola
1500County gasoline tax funds received by the authority pursuant to
1501the terms of any lease-purchase agreement between the authority
1502and the department, as such resolution or any resolution
1503subsequent thereto may provide. The bonds shall be executed
1504either by manual or facsimile signature by such officers as the
1505authority shall determine, provided that such bonds shall bear
1506at least one signature which is manually executed thereon, and
1507the coupons attached to such bonds shall bear the facsimile
1508signature or signatures of such officer or officers as shall be
1509designated by the authority and shall have the seal of the
1510authority affixed, imprinted, reproduced, or lithographed
1511thereon, all as may be prescribed in such resolution or
1512resolutions.
1513     (c)  Bonds issued pursuant to paragraph (a) or paragraph
1514(b) shall be sold at public sale in the same manner provided by
1515the State Bond Act. However, if the authority shall, by official
1516action at a public meeting, determine that a negotiated sale of
1517such bonds is in the best interest of the authority, the
1518authority may negotiate the sale of such bonds with the
1519underwriter designated by the authority and the Division of Bond
1520Finance of the State Board of Administration with respect to
1521bonds issued pursuant to paragraph (a) or solely the authority
1522with respect to bonds issued pursuant to paragraph (b). The
1523authority's determination to negotiate the sale of such bonds
1524may be based, in part, upon the written advice of the
1525authority's financial adviser. Pending the preparation of
1526definitive bonds, interim certificates may be issued to the
1527purchaser or purchasers of such bonds and may contain such terms
1528and conditions as the authority may determine.
1529     (d)  The authority may issue bonds pursuant to paragraph
1530(b) to refund any bonds previously issued regardless of whether
1531the bonds being refunded were issued by the authority pursuant
1532to this part or on behalf of the authority pursuant to the State
1533Bond Act.
1534     (2)  Any such resolution or resolutions authorizing any
1535bonds under this part may contain provisions which shall be part
1536of the contract with the holders of such bonds, as to:
1537     (a)  The pledging of all or any part of the revenues,
1538rates, fees, rentals, including all or any portion of the
1539Osceola County gasoline tax funds received by the authority
1540pursuant to the terms of any lease-purchase agreement between
1541the authority and the department, or any part thereof, or other
1542charges or receipts of the authority, derived by the authority,
1543from the Osceola County Expressway System.
1544     (b)  The completion, improvement, operation, extension,
1545maintenance, repair, lease, or lease-purchase agreement of the
1546system and the duties of the authority and others, including the
1547department, with reference thereto.
1548     (c)  Limitations on the purposes to which the proceeds of
1549the bonds, then or thereafter to be issued, or of any loan or
1550grant by the United States or the state may be applied.
1551     (d)  The fixing, charging, establishing, and collecting of
1552rates, fees, rentals, or other charges for use of the services
1553and facilities of the Osceola County Expressway System or any
1554part thereof.
1555     (e)  The setting aside of reserves or sinking funds or
1556repair and replacement funds and the regulation and disposition
1557thereof.
1558     (f)  Limitations on the issuance of additional bonds.
1559     (g)  The terms and provisions of any lease-purchase
1560agreement, deed of trust, or indenture securing the bonds or
1561under which the bonds may be issued.
1562     (h)  Any other or additional agreements with the holders of
1563the bonds which the authority may deem desirable and proper.
1564     (3)  The authority may employ fiscal agents as provided by
1565this part, or the State Board of Administration may, upon
1566request of the authority, act as fiscal agent for the authority
1567in the issuance of any bonds that may be issued pursuant to this
1568part. The State Board of Administration may, upon request of the
1569authority, take over the management, control, administration,
1570custody, and payment of any or all debt services or funds or
1571assets now or hereafter available for any bonds issued pursuant
1572to this part. The authority may enter into any deeds of trust,
1573indentures, or other agreements with its fiscal agent or with
1574any bank or trust company within or without the state as
1575security for such bonds and may, under such agreements, sign and
1576pledge all or any of the revenues, rates, fees, rentals, or
1577other charges or receipts of the authority, including all or any
1578portion of the Osceola County gasoline tax funds received by the
1579authority pursuant to the terms of any lease-purchase agreement
1580between the authority and the department, thereunder. Such deed
1581of trust, indenture, or other agreement may contain such
1582provisions as are customary in such instruments or, as the
1583authority may authorize, including, but without limitation,
1584provisions as to:
1585     (a)  The completion, improvement, operation, extension,
1586maintenance, repair, and lease of or lease-purchase agreement
1587relating to the Osceola County Expressway System and the duties
1588of the authority and others, including the department, with
1589reference thereto.
1590     (b)  The application of funds and the safeguarding of funds
1591on hand or on deposit.
1592     (c)  The rights and remedies of the trustee and the holders
1593of the bonds.
1594     (d)  The terms and provisions of the bonds or the
1595resolutions authorizing the issuance of the bonds.
1596     (4)  Any of the bonds issued pursuant to this part are, and
1597are declared to be, negotiable instruments and shall have all
1598the qualities and incidents of negotiable instruments under the
1599law merchant and the negotiable instruments law of the state.
1600     (5)  Notwithstanding any of the provisions of this part,
1601each project, building, or facility which has been financed by
1602the issuance of bonds or other evidence of indebtedness under
1603this part and any refinancing thereof is hereby approved as
1604provided for in s. 11(f), Art. VII of the State Constitution.
1605     348.9956  Remedies of the bondholders.-
1606     (1)  The rights and remedies conferred by this part upon or
1607granted to the bondholders shall be in addition to and not in
1608limitation of any rights and remedies lawfully granted to such
1609bondholders by the resolution or resolutions providing for the
1610issuance of bonds or by a lease-purchase agreement, deed of
1611trust, indenture, or other agreement under which the bonds may
1612be issued or secured. If the authority defaults in the payment
1613of the principal of or interest on any of the bonds issued under
1614this part after such principal of or interest on such bonds
1615becomes due, whether at maturity or upon call for redemption, or
1616if the department defaults in any payments under or covenants
1617made in any lease-purchase agreement between the authority and
1618the department, and such default continues for a period of 30
1619days, or if the authority or the department fails or refuses to
1620comply with this part or any agreement made with or for the
1621benefit of the holders of the bonds, the holders of 25 percent
1622in aggregate principal amount of the bonds then outstanding
1623shall be entitled as of right to the appointment of a trustee to
1624represent such bondholders for the purposes hereof; provided,
1625however, that such holders of 25 percent in aggregate principal
1626amount of the bonds then outstanding have first given notice to
1627the authority and to the department of their intention to
1628appoint a trustee. Such notice shall be deemed to have been
1629given if given in writing, deposited in a securely sealed
1630postpaid wrapper, mailed at a regularly maintained United States
1631post office box or station, and addressed, respectively, to the
1632chair of the authority and to the Secretary of Transportation at
1633the principal office of the department.
1634     (2)  Such trustee and any trustee under any deed of trust,
1635indenture, or other agreement may, and upon written request of
1636the holders of 25 percent or such other percentages as may be
1637specified in any deed of trust, indenture, or other agreement
1638aforesaid in principal amount of the bonds then outstanding
1639shall, in any court of competent jurisdiction in his, her, or
1640its own name:
1641     (a)  By mandamus or other suit, action, or proceeding at
1642law or in equity, enforce all rights of the bondholders,
1643including the right to require the authority to fix, establish,
1644maintain, collect, and charge rates, fees, rentals, and other
1645charges adequate to carry out any agreement as to or pledge of
1646the revenues or receipts of the authority, to carry out any
1647other covenants and agreements with or for the benefit of the
1648bondholders, and to perform its and their duties under this
1649part.
1650     (b)  By mandamus or other suit, action, or proceeding at
1651law or in equity, enforce all rights of the bondholders under or
1652pursuant to any lease-purchase agreement between the authority
1653and the department, including the right to require the
1654department to make all rental payments required to be made by it
1655under the provisions of any such lease-purchase agreement,
1656whether from the Osceola County gasoline tax funds or other
1657funds of the department so agreed to be paid, and to require the
1658department to carry out any other covenants and agreements with
1659or for the benefit of the bondholders and to perform its and
1660their duties under this part.
1661     (c)  Bring suit upon the bonds.
1662     (d)  By action or suit in equity, require the authority or
1663the department to account as if it were the trustee of an
1664express trust for the bondholders.
1665     (e)  By action or suit in equity, enjoin any acts or things
1666which may be unlawful or in violation of the rights of the
1667bondholders.
1668     (3)  Whether or not all bonds have been declared due and
1669payable, any trustee, when appointed under this section or
1670acting under a deed of trust, indenture, or other agreement,
1671shall be entitled as of right to the appointment of a receiver
1672who may enter upon and take possession of the Osceola County
1673Expressway System or the facilities or any part or parts
1674thereof, the rates, fees, rentals, or other revenues, charges,
1675or receipts from which are or may be applicable to the payment
1676of the bonds so in default; and, subject to and in compliance
1677with the provisions of any lease-purchase agreement between the
1678authority and the department, operate and maintain the same for
1679and on behalf and in the name of the authority, the department,
1680and the bondholders; and collect and receive all rates, fees,
1681rentals, and other charges or receipts or revenues arising
1682therefrom in the same manner as the authority or the department
1683might do; and shall deposit all such moneys in a separate
1684account and apply the same in such manner as the court shall
1685direct. In any suit, action, or proceeding by the trustee, the
1686fees, counsel fees, and expenses of the trustee and such
1687receiver, if any, and all costs and disbursements allowed by the
1688court shall be a first charge on any rates, fees, rentals, or
1689other charges, revenues, or receipts derived from the Osceola
1690County Expressway System or the facilities or services or any
1691part or parts thereof, including payments under any such lease-
1692purchase agreement as aforesaid which such rates, fees, rentals,
1693or other charges, revenues, or receipts shall or may be
1694applicable to the payment of the bonds so in default. Such
1695trustee shall also have and possess all of the powers necessary
1696or appropriate for the exercise of any functions specifically
1697set forth in this part or incident to the representation of the
1698bondholders in the enforcement and protection of their rights.
1699     (4)  Nothing in this section or any other section of this
1700part authorizes any receiver appointed pursuant to this part for
1701the purpose, subject to and in compliance with the provisions of
1702any lease-purchase agreement between the authority and the
1703department, of operating and maintaining the Osceola County
1704Expressway System or any facilities or part or parts thereof to
1705sell, assign, mortgage, or otherwise dispose of any of the
1706assets of whatever kind and character belonging to the
1707authority. It is the intention of this part to limit the powers
1708of such receiver, subject to and in compliance with the
1709provisions of any lease-purchase agreement between the authority
1710and the department, to the operation and maintenance of the
1711Osceola County Expressway System or any facility or part or
1712parts thereof, as the court may direct, in the name and for and
1713on behalf of the authority, the department, and the bondholders.
1714No holder of bonds of the authority or any trustee shall ever
1715have the right in any suit, action, or proceeding at law or in
1716equity to compel a receiver, nor shall any receiver be
1717authorized or any court be empowered to direct the receiver, to
1718sell, assign, mortgage, or otherwise dispose of any assets of
1719whatever kind or character belonging to the authority.
1720     348.9957  Lease-purchase agreement.-
1721     (1)  In order to effectuate the purposes of this part and
1722as authorized by this part, the authority may enter into a
1723lease-purchase agreement with the department relating to and
1724covering the system.
1725     (2)  Such lease-purchase agreement shall provide for the
1726leasing of the system by the authority as lessor to the
1727department as lessee, shall prescribe the term of such lease and
1728the rentals to be paid under the lease, and shall provide that,
1729upon the completion of the faithful performance under and
1730termination of the agreement, title in fee simple absolute to
1731the system as then constituted shall be transferred in
1732accordance with law by the authority to the state and the
1733authority shall deliver to the department such deeds and
1734conveyances as are necessary or convenient to vest title in fee
1735simple absolute in the state.
1736     (3)  Such lease-purchase agreement may include such other
1737provisions, agreements, and covenants as the authority and the
1738department deem advisable or required, including, but not
1739limited to, provisions as to the bonds to be issued under and
1740for the purposes of this part; the completion, extension,
1741improvement, operation, and maintenance of the system; the
1742expenses and the cost of operation of the authority; the
1743charging and collection of tolls, rates, fees, and other charges
1744for the use of the services and facilities of the system; the
1745application of federal or state grants or aid which may be made
1746or given to assist the authority in the completion, extension,
1747improvement, operation, and maintenance of the system, which the
1748authority may accept and apply to such purposes; the enforcement
1749of payment and collection of rentals; and any other terms,
1750provisions, or covenants necessary, incidental, or appurtenant
1751to the making of and full performance under the agreement.
1752     (4)  The department as lessee under such lease-purchase
1753agreement is authorized to pay as rentals thereunder any rates,
1754fees, charges, funds, moneys, receipts, or income accruing to
1755the department from the operation of the system and the Osceola
1756County gasoline tax funds and may also pay as rentals any
1757appropriations received by the department pursuant to any act of
1758the Legislature. However, nothing in this part or in such lease-
1759purchase agreement shall require the making or continuance of
1760such appropriations, nor shall any holder of bonds issued
1761pursuant to this part have any right to compel the making or
1762continuance of such appropriations.
1763     (5)  A pledge of Osceola County gasoline tax funds as
1764rentals under such lease-purchase agreement shall not be made
1765without the consent of Osceola County evidenced by a resolution
1766duly adopted by the board of county commissioners of the county
1767at a public hearing held pursuant to due notice thereof
1768published at least once a week for 3 consecutive weeks before
1769the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in Osceola
1770County. In addition to other provisions, the resolution must
1771provide that any excess of such pledged gasoline tax funds which
1772is not required for debt service or reserves for such debt
1773service for any bonds issued by the authority shall be returned
1774annually to the department for distribution to Osceola County as
1775provided by law. Before making any application for such pledge
1776of gasoline tax funds, the authority shall present the plan of
1777its proposed project to the Osceola County Planning and Zoning
1778Commission for its comments and recommendations.
1779     (6)  The department may covenant in any lease-purchase
1780agreement that it will pay, from sources other than the revenues
1781derived from the operation of the system and Osceola County
1782gasoline tax funds, all or any part of the cost of the
1783operation, maintenance, repair, renewal, and replacement of the
1784system and any part of the cost of completing the system to the
1785extent that the proceeds of bonds issued therefor are
1786insufficient. The department may also agree to make such other
1787payments from any moneys available to the county in connection
1788with the construction or completion of the system as the
1789department deems to be fair and proper under such covenants.
1790     (7)  The system shall be a part of the state road system,
1791and the department may, upon the request of the authority,
1792expend moneys from funds available for such purposes and use its
1793engineering and other forces as it deems necessary and desirable
1794for the operation of the authority and for traffic surveys,
1795borings, surveys, preparation of plans and specifications,
1796estimates of cost, and other preliminary engineering and other
1797studies; however, the aggregate amount of moneys expended for
1798such purposes by the department must not exceed $375,000.
1799     348.9958  Department may be appointed agent of authority
1800for construction.-The authority may appoint the department as
1801its agent for the purpose of constructing improvements and
1802extensions to and the completion of the system. In such event,
1803the authority shall provide the department with complete copies
1804of all documents, agreements, resolutions, contracts, and
1805instruments relating to the system; shall request the department
1806to do such construction work, including the planning, surveying,
1807and actual construction of the completion, extensions, and
1808improvements to the system; and shall transfer to the credit of
1809an account of the department in the treasury of the state the
1810necessary funds for such purpose. After such appointment and
1811receipt of funds, the department is authorized, empowered, and
1812directed to proceed with such construction and to use the funds
1813for such purpose in the same manner as it is authorized to use
1814funds otherwise provided to it by law for the construction of
1815roads and bridges.
1816     348.9959  Acquisition of lands and property.-
1817     (1)  For the purposes of this part, the authority may
1818acquire, by gift, devise, purchase, or condemnation by eminent
1819domain proceedings, private or public property and property
1820rights, including rights of access, air, view, and light, as the
1821authority may deem necessary for any of the purposes of this
1822part, including, but not limited to, any lands reasonably
1823necessary for securing applicable permits, areas necessary for
1824management of access, borrow pits, drainage ditches, water
1825retention areas, rest areas, replacement access for landowners
1826whose access is impaired due to the construction of a facility,
1827and replacement rights-of-way for relocated rail and utility
1828facilities; for existing, proposed, or anticipated
1829transportation facilities on the system or in a transportation
1830corridor designated by the authority; or for the purposes of
1831screening, relocation, removal, or disposal of junkyards and
1832scrap metal processing facilities. The authority may condemn any
1833material and property necessary for such purposes.
1834     (2)  The right of eminent domain conferred in this part
1835shall be exercised by the authority in the manner provided by
1836law.
1837     (3)  When the authority acquires property for a
1838transportation facility or in a transportation corridor, the
1839authority is not subject to any liability imposed by chapter 376
1840or chapter 403 for preexisting soil or groundwater contamination
1841due solely to its ownership of the property. This section does
1842not affect the rights or liabilities of any past or future
1843owners of the acquired property and does not affect the
1844liability of any governmental entity for the results of its
1845actions which create or exacerbate a pollution source. The
1846authority and the Department of Environmental Protection may
1847enter into interagency agreements for the performance, funding,
1848and reimbursement of the investigative and remedial acts
1849necessary for property acquired by the authority.
1850     348.9960  Cooperation with other units, boards, agencies,
1851and individuals.-Any county, municipality, drainage district,
1852road and bridge district, school district, or other political
1853subdivision, board, commission, or individual in or of the state
1854may make and enter into any contract, lease, conveyance,
1855partnership, or other agreement with the authority within the
1856provisions and for purposes of this part; and the authority may
1857make and enter into any contract, lease, conveyance,
1858partnership, or other agreement with any political subdivision,
1859agency, or instrumentality of the state or any federal agency,
1860corporation, or individual for the purpose of carrying out the
1861provisions of this part.
1862     348.9961  Covenant of the state.-The state does hereby
1863pledge to and agrees with any person, firm, or corporation or
1864federal or state agency subscribing to or acquiring the bonds to
1865be issued by the authority for the purposes of this part that
1866the state will not limit or alter the rights hereby vested in
1867the authority and the department until all bonds at any time
1868issued together with the interest thereon are fully paid and
1869discharged insofar as the same affects the rights of the holders
1870of bonds issued hereunder. The state does further pledge to and
1871agree with the United States that in the event any federal
1872agency shall construct or contribute any funds for the
1873completion, extension, or improvement of the Osceola County
1874Expressway System, or any part or portion thereof, the state
1875will not alter or limit the rights and powers of the authority
1876and the department in any manner which would be inconsistent
1877with the continued maintenance and operation of the Osceola
1878County Expressway System or the completion, extension, or
1879improvement thereof or which would be inconsistent with the due
1880performance of any agreements between the authority and any such
1881federal agency. The authority and the department shall continue
1882to have and may exercise all powers herein granted so long as
1883the same shall be necessary or desirable for the carrying out of
1884the purposes of this part and the purposes of the United States
1885in the completion, extension, or improvement of the Osceola
1886County Expressway System or any part or portion thereof.
1887     348.9962  Exemption from taxation.-The effectuation of the
1888authorized purposes of the authority created under this part is
1889and shall be in all respects for the benefit of the people of
1890the state, for the increase of their commerce and prosperity,
1891and for the improvement of their health and living conditions;
1892and, since the authority will be performing essential
1893governmental functions in effectuating such purposes, the
1894authority is not required to pay any taxes or assessments of any
1895kind or nature whatsoever upon any property acquired or used by
1896it for such purposes or upon any rates, fees, rentals, receipts,
1897income, or charges at any time received by it; and the bonds
1898issued by the authority, their transfer, and the income
1899therefrom, including any profits made on the sale thereof, shall
1900at all times be free from taxation of any kind by the state or
1901by any political subdivision or taxing agency or instrumentality
1902thereof. This section does not apply to any tax imposed by
1903chapter 220 on interest, income, or profits on debt obligations
1904owned by corporations.
1905     348.9963  Eligibility for investments and security.-Any
1906bonds or other obligations issued pursuant to this part shall be
1907and constitute legal investments for banks, savings banks,
1908trustees, executors, administrators, and all other fiduciaries
1909and for all state, municipal, and other public funds and shall
1910also be and constitute securities eligible for deposit as
1911security for all state, municipal, or other public funds,
1912notwithstanding the provisions of any other law or laws to the
1913contrary.
1914     348.9964  Pledges enforceable by bondholders.-It is the
1915express intention of this part that any pledge by the department
1916of rates, fees, revenues, Osceola County gasoline tax funds, or
1917other funds, as rentals, to the authority, or any covenants or
1918agreements relative thereto, may be enforceable in any court of
1919competent jurisdiction against the authority or directly against
1920the department by any holder of bonds issued by the authority.
1921     348.9965  This part complete and additional authority.-
1922     (1)  The powers conferred by this part are in addition and
1923supplemental to the existing powers of the State Board of
1924Administration and the department, and this part does not repeal
1925any provision of any other law, general, special, or local, but
1926supersedes such a provision to the extent of any conflict in the
1927exercise of the powers provided in this part and to provide a
1928complete method for the exercise of the powers granted in this
1929part. The extension and improvement of the system and the
1930issuance of bonds under this part to finance all or part of the
1931cost of the system may be accomplished upon compliance with the
1932provisions of this part without regard to or necessity for
1933compliance with the provisions, limitations, or restrictions
1934contained in any other general, special, or local law,
1935including, but not limited to, s. 215.821. The issuance of bonds
1936pursuant to this part does not require approval by the qualified
1937electors or qualified electors who are freeholders in the state
1938or in Osceola County or in any other political subdivision of
1939the state.
1940     (2)  This part does not repeal, rescind, or modify the
1941Osceola County Charter and does not repeal, rescind, or modify
1942any other law relating to the department, the State Board of
1943Administration, or the Division of Bond Finance of the State
1944Board of Administration but supersedes any such law to the
1945extent of any conflict with this part, including, but not
1946limited to, s. 215.821.
1947     348.9966  Osceola County auditor.-In addition to other
1948financial requirements provided by this part or by general law,
1949the Office of the Osceola County Commission Auditor as created
1950in Article II, section 2.3 of the Osceola County Home Rule
1951Charter may conduct financial and compliance, economy and
1952efficiency, and performance audits of the authority with written
1953reports to be submitted to the authority and the governing body
1954of Osceola County.
1955     348.9967  Automatic dissolution.-If, prior to January 1,
19562020, the authority has not encumbered any funds to further its
1957purposes and powers as authorized in s. 348.9953 to establish
1958the system, the authority is dissolved.
1959     Section 29.  Subsections (2) and (5) and paragraph (b) of
1960subsection (9) of section 373.41492, Florida Statutes, are
1961amended to read:
1962     373.41492  Miami-Dade County Lake Belt Mitigation Plan;
1963mitigation for mining activities within the Miami-Dade County
1964Lake Belt.-
1965     (2)  To provide for the mitigation of wetland resources
1966lost to mining activities within the Miami-Dade County Lake Belt
1967Plan, effective October 1, 1999, a mitigation fee is imposed on
1968each ton of limerock and sand extracted by any person who
1969engages in the business of extracting limerock or sand from
1970within the Miami-Dade County Lake Belt Area and the east one-
1971half of sections 24 and 25 and all of sections 35 and 36,
1972Township 53 South, Range 39 East. The mitigation fee is imposed
1973for each ton of limerock and sand sold from within the
1974properties where the fee applies in raw, processed, or
1975manufactured form, including, but not limited to, sized
1976aggregate, asphalt, cement, concrete, and other limerock and
1977concrete products. The mitigation fee imposed by this subsection
1978for each ton of limerock and sand sold shall be 12 cents per ton
1979beginning January 1, 2007; 18 cents per ton beginning January 1,
19802008; and 24 cents per ton beginning January 1, 2009; and 45
1981cents per ton beginning January 1, 2011. To upgrade a water
1982treatment plant that treats water coming from the Northwest
1983Wellfield in Miami-Dade County, a water treatment plant upgrade
1984fee is imposed within the same Lake Belt Area subject to the
1985mitigation fee and upon the same kind of mined limerock and sand
1986subject to the mitigation fee. The water treatment plant upgrade
1987fee imposed by this subsection for each ton of limerock and sand
1988sold shall be 15 cents per ton beginning on January 1, 2007, and
1989the collection of this fee shall cease once the total amount of
1990proceeds collected for this fee reaches the amount of the actual
1991moneys necessary to design and construct the water treatment
1992plant upgrade, as determined in an open, public solicitation
1993process. Any limerock or sand that is used within the mine from
1994which the limerock or sand is extracted is exempt from the fees.
1995The amount of the mitigation fee and the water treatment plant
1996upgrade fee imposed under this section must be stated separately
1997on the invoice provided to the purchaser of the limerock or sand
1998product from the limerock or sand miner, or its subsidiary or
1999affiliate, for which the fee or fees apply. The limerock or sand
2000miner, or its subsidiary or affiliate, who sells the limerock or
2001sand product shall collect the mitigation fee and the water
2002treatment plant upgrade fee and forward the proceeds of the fees
2003to the Department of Revenue on or before the 20th day of the
2004month following the calendar month in which the sale occurs.
2005     (5)  Each January 1, beginning January 1, 2010, through
2006December 31, 2011 and each January 1 thereafter, the per-ton
2007mitigation fee shall be increased by 2.1 percentage points, plus
2008a cost growth index. The cost growth index shall be the
2009percentage change in the weighted average of the Employment Cost
2010Index for All Civilian Workers (ecu 10001I), issued by the
2011United States Department of Labor for the most recent 12-month
2012period ending on September 30, and the percentage change in the
2013Producer Price Index for All Commodities (WPU 00000000), issued
2014by the United States Department of Labor for the most recent 12-
2015month period ending on September 30, compared to the weighted
2016average of these indices for the previous year. The weighted
2017average shall be calculated as 0.6 times the percentage change
2018in the Employment Cost Index for All Civilian Workers (ecu
201910001I), plus 0.4 times the percentage change in the Producer
2020Price Index for All Commodities (WPU 00000000). If either index
2021is discontinued, it shall be replaced by its successor index, as
2022identified by the United States Department of Labor.
2023     (9)
2024     (b)  No sooner than January 31, 2010, and no more
2025frequently than every 2 5 years thereafter, the interagency
2026committee shall submit to the Legislature a report recommending
2027any needed adjustments to the mitigation fee, including the
2028annual escalator provided for in subsection (5), to ensure that
2029the revenue generated reflects the actual costs of the
2030mitigation.
2031     Section 30.  Subsection (1) of section 403.4131, Florida
2032Statutes, is amended to read:
2033     403.4131  Litter control.-
2034     (1)  The Department of Transportation shall establish an
2035"adopt-a-highway" program to allow local organizations to be
2036identified with specific highway cleanup and highway
2037beautification projects authorized under s. 339.2405. The
2038department shall report to the Governor and the Legislature on
2039the progress achieved and the savings incurred by the "adopt-a-
2040highway" program. The department shall also monitor and report
2041on compliance with the provisions of the adopt-a-highway program
2042to ensure that organizations participating that participate in
2043the program comply with the goals identified by the department.
2044     Section 31.  Section 479.01, Florida Statutes, is amended
2045to read:
2046     479.01  Definitions.-As used in this chapter, the term:
2047     (1)  "Allowable uses" means those uses that are authorized
2048within a zoning category without the requirement to obtain a
2049variance or waiver. The term includes conditional uses and those
2050allowed by special exception, but does not include uses that are
2051accessory, incidental to the allowable uses, or allowed only on
2052a temporary basis.
2053     (2)(1)  "Automatic changeable facing" means a facing that
2054is capable of delivering two or more advertising messages
2055through an automated or remotely controlled process.
2056     (3)(2)  "Business of outdoor advertising" means the
2057business of constructing, erecting, operating, using,
2058maintaining, leasing, or selling outdoor advertising structures,
2059outdoor advertising signs, or outdoor advertisements.
2060     (4)(3)  "Commercial or industrial zone" means a parcel of
2061land designated for commercial or industrial use under both the
2062future land use map of the comprehensive plan and the land use
2063development regulations adopted pursuant to chapter 163. If a
2064parcel is located in an area designated for multiple uses on the
2065future land use map of a comprehensive plan and the zoning
2066category of the land development regulations does do not
2067specifically clearly designate that parcel for commercial or
2068industrial uses a specific use, the area will be considered an
2069unzoned commercial or industrial area if it meets the criteria
2070of subsection (26) (23).
2071     (5)  "Commercial use" means activities associated with the
2072sale, rental, or distribution of products or the performance of
2073services. The term includes, without limitation, such uses or
2074activities as retail sales; wholesale sales; rentals of
2075equipment, goods, or products; offices; restaurants; food
2076service vendors; sports arenas; theaters; and tourist
2077attractions.
2078     (6)(4)  "Controlled area" means shall mean 660 feet or less
2079from the nearest edge of the right-of-way of any portion of the
2080State Highway System, interstate, or federal-aid primary system
2081and beyond 660 feet of the nearest edge of the right-of-way of
2082any portion of the State Highway System, interstate, or federal-
2083aid primary system outside an urban area.
2084     (7)(5)  "Department" means the Department of
2085Transportation.
2086     (8)(6)  "Erect" means to construct, build, raise, assemble,
2087place, affix, attach, create, paint, draw, or in any other way
2088bring into being or establish; but it does not include any of
2089the foregoing activities when performed as an incident to the
2090change of advertising message or customary maintenance or repair
2091of a sign.
2092     (9)(7)  "Federal-aid primary highway system" means the
2093existing, unbuilt, or unopened system of highways or portions
2094thereof, which shall include the National Highway System,
2095designated as the federal-aid primary highway system by the
2096department.
2097     (10)(8)  "Highway" means any road, street, or other way
2098open or intended to be opened to the public for travel by motor
2099vehicles.
2100     (11)  "Industrial use" means activities associated with the
2101manufacture, assembly, processing, or storage of products or the
2102performance of services relating thereto. The term includes,
2103without limitation, such uses or activities as automobile
2104manufacturing or repair, boat manufacturing or repair, junk
2105yards, meat packing facilities, citrus processing and packing
2106facilities, produce processing and packing facilities,
2107electrical generating plants, water treatment plants, sewage
2108treatment plants, and solid waste disposal sites.
2109     (12)(9)  "Interstate highway system" means the existing,
2110unbuilt, or unopened system of highways or portions thereof
2111designated as the national system of interstate and defense
2112highways by the department.
2113     (13)(10)  "Main-traveled way" means the traveled way of a
2114highway on which through traffic is carried. In the case of a
2115divided highway, the traveled way of each of the separate
2116roadways for traffic in opposite directions is a main-traveled
2117way. It does not include such facilities as frontage roads,
2118turning roadways, or parking areas.
2119     (14)(11)  "Maintain" means to allow to exist.
2120     (15)(12)  "Motorist services directional signs" means signs
2121providing directional information about goods and services in
2122the interest of the traveling public where such signs were
2123lawfully erected and in existence on or before May 6, 1976, and
2124continue to provide directional information to goods and
2125services in a defined area.
2126     (16)(13)  "New highway" means the construction of any road,
2127paved or unpaved, where no road previously existed or the act of
2128paving any previously unpaved road.
2129     (17)(14)  "Nonconforming sign" means a sign which was
2130lawfully erected but which does not comply with the land use,
2131setback, size, spacing, and lighting provisions of state or
2132local law, rule, regulation, or ordinance passed at a later date
2133or a sign which was lawfully erected but which later fails to
2134comply with state or local law, rule, regulation, or ordinance
2135due to changed conditions.
2136     (18)(15)  "Premises" means all the land areas under
2137ownership or lease arrangement to the sign owner which are
2138contiguous to the business conducted on the land except for
2139instances where such land is a narrow strip contiguous to the
2140advertised activity or is connected by such narrow strip, the
2141only viable use of such land is to erect or maintain an
2142advertising sign. When the sign owner is a municipality or
2143county, "premises" shall mean all lands owned or leased by such
2144municipality or county within its jurisdictional boundaries as
2145set forth by law.
2146     (19)(16)  "Remove" means to disassemble, transport from the
2147site, and dispose of sign materials by sale or destruction.
2148     (20)(17)  "Sign" means any combination of structure and
2149message in the form of an outdoor sign, display, device, figure,
2150painting, drawing, message, placard, poster, billboard,
2151advertising structure, advertisement, logo, symbol, or other
2152form, whether placed individually or on a V-type, back-to-back,
2153side-to-side, stacked, or double-faced display or automatic
2154changeable facing, designed, intended, or used to advertise or
2155inform, any part of the advertising message or informative
2156contents of which is visible from any place on the main-traveled
2157way. The term does not include an official traffic control sign,
2158official marker, or specific information panel erected, caused
2159to be erected, or approved by the department.
2160     (21)(18)  "Sign direction" means that direction from which
2161the message or informative contents are most visible to oncoming
2162traffic on the main-traveled way.
2163     (22)(19)  "Sign face" means the part of the sign, including
2164trim and background, which contains the message or informative
2165contents.
2166     (23)(20)  "Sign facing" includes all sign faces and
2167automatic changeable faces displayed at the same location and
2168facing the same direction.
2169     (24)(21)  "Sign structure" means all the interrelated parts
2170and material, such as beams, poles, and stringers, which are
2171constructed for the purpose of supporting or displaying a
2172message or informative contents.
2173     (25)(22)  "State Highway System" means the existing,
2174unbuilt, or unopened system of highways or portions thereof
2175designated as the State Highway System by the department.
2176     (26)(23)  "Unzoned commercial or industrial area" means a
2177parcel of land designated by the future land use map of the
2178comprehensive plan for multiple uses that include commercial or
2179industrial uses but are not specifically designated for
2180commercial or industrial uses under the land development
2181regulations, in which three or more separate and distinct
2182conforming industrial or commercial activities are located.
2183     (a)  These activities must satisfy the following criteria:
2184     1.  At least one of the commercial or industrial activities
2185must be located on the same side of the highway and within 800
2186feet of the sign location;
2187     2.  The commercial or industrial activities must be within
2188660 feet from the nearest edge of the right-of-way; and
2189     3.  The commercial industrial activities must be within
21901,600 feet of each other.
2191
2192Distances specified in this paragraph must be measured from the
2193nearest outer edge of the primary building or primary building
2194complex when the individual units of the complex are connected
2195by covered walkways.
2196     (b)  Certain activities, including, but not limited to, the
2197following, may not be so recognized as commercial or industrial
2198activities:
2199     1.  Signs.
2200     2.  Agricultural, forestry, ranching, grazing, farming, and
2201related activities, including, but not limited to, wayside fresh
2202produce stands.
2203     3.  Transient or temporary activities.
2204     4.  Activities not visible from the main-traveled way.
2205     5.  Activities conducted more than 660 feet from the
2206nearest edge of the right-of-way.
2207     6.  Activities conducted in a building principally used as
2208a residence.
2209     7.  Railroad tracks and minor sidings.
2210     8.  Communication towers.
2211     (27)(24)  "Urban area" has the same meaning as defined in
2212s. 334.03(29)(32).
2213     (28)(25)  "Visible commercial or industrial activity" means
2214a commercial or industrial activity that is capable of being
2215seen without visual aid by a person of normal visual acuity from
2216the main-traveled way and that is generally recognizable as
2217commercial or industrial.
2218     (29)(26)  "Visible sign" means that the advertising message
2219or informative contents of a sign, whether or not legible, is
2220capable of being seen without visual aid by a person of normal
2221visual acuity.
2222     (30)(27)  "Wall mural" means a sign that is a painting or
2223an artistic work composed of photographs or arrangements of
2224color and that displays a commercial or noncommercial message,
2225relies solely on the side of the building for rigid structural
2226support, and is painted on the building or depicted on vinyl,
2227fabric, or other similarly flexible material that is held in
2228place flush or flat against the surface of the building. The
2229term excludes a painting or work placed on a structure that is
2230erected for the sole or primary purpose of signage.
2231     (31)  "Zoning category" means the designation under the
2232Land Development Regulations (LDR) or other similar ordinance
2233enacted to regulate the use of land as provided in s.
2234163.3202(2)(b), which designation sets forth the allowable uses,
2235restrictions, and limitations on use applicable to properties
2236within the category.
2237     Section 32.  Sections 479.01, 479.015, 479.02, 479.03,
2238479.04, 479.05, 479.07, 479.08, 479.10, 479.105, 479.106,
2239479.107, 479.11, 479.111, 479.12, 479.14, 479.15, 479.155,
2240479.156, 479.16, 479.21, 479.24, and 479.25, Florida Statutes,
2241are designated as part I of chapter 479, Florida Statutes, and
2242entitled "General Provisions."
2243     Section 33.  Sections 479.261, 479.262, 479.27, 479.28, and
2244479.30, Florida Statutes, are designated as part II of chapter
2245479, Florida Statutes, and entitled "Special Programs."
2246     Section 34.  Part III of chapter 479, Florida Statutes,
2247consisting of sections 479.310, 479.311, 479.312, 479.313, and
2248479.315, is created to read:
2249
PART III
2250
SIGN REMOVAL
2251     479.310  Unpermitted and illegal signs; intent.-It is the
2252intent of this part to relieve the department from the financial
2253burden incurred in the removal of unpermitted and illegal signs
2254located within the right-of-way of and controlled areas adjacent
2255to the State Highway System, interstate highway system, and
2256federal-aid primary highway system; to place the financial
2257responsibility for the cost of such removal directly upon those
2258benefiting from the location and operation of such unpermitted
2259and illegal signs; and to provide clear authority to the
2260department for the recovery of cost incurred by the department
2261in the removal of such unpermitted and illegal signs.
2262     479.311  Jurisdiction; venue.-The county court shall have
2263jurisdiction concurrent with the circuit court to consider
2264claims filed by the department in amounts which are within their
2265jurisdictional limitations. For the purposes of a claim filed by
2266the department to recover its cost as provided in this section,
2267venue shall be Leon County.
2268     479.312  Unpermitted signs; cost of removal.-All costs
2269incurred by the department in connection with the removal of a
2270sign located within a controlled area adjacent to the State
2271Highway System, interstate highway system, or federal-aid
2272primary highway system which has not been issued a permit under
2273part I shall be assessed against and collected from the owner of
2274the sign, the advertiser displayed on the sign, or the owner of
2275the property upon which the sign is located. For the purposes of
2276this section, a sign that does not display the name of the sign
2277owner shall be presumed to be owned by the owner of the property
2278upon which the sign is located.
2279     479.313  Permit revocation; cost of removal.-All costs
2280incurred by the department in connection with the removal of a
2281sign located within a controlled area adjacent to the State
2282Highway System, interstate highway system, or federal-aid
2283primary highway system following the revocation of the permit
2284for such sign shall be assessed against and collected from the
2285permittee.
2286     479.315  Highway rights-of way; cost of sign removal.-All
2287cost incurred by the department in connection with the removal
2288of a sign located within the right-of-way of the State Highway
2289System, interstate highway system, or federal-aid primary
2290highway system shall be assessed against and collected from the
2291owner of the sign or the advertiser displayed on the sign.
2292     Section 35.  Section 705.18, Florida Statutes, is amended
2293to read:
2294     705.18  Disposal of personal property lost or abandoned on
2295university or community college campuses or certain public-use
2296airports; disposition of proceeds from sale thereof.-
2297     (1)  Whenever any lost or abandoned personal property shall
2298be found on a campus of an institution in the State University
2299System or a campus of a state-supported community college, or on
2300premises owned or controlled by the operator of a public-use
2301airport having regularly scheduled international passenger
2302service, the president of the institution or the president's
2303designee or the director of the airport or the director's
2304designee shall take charge of the property thereof and make a
2305record of the date such property was found. If, within 30 days
2306after such property is found, or a longer period of time as may
2307be deemed appropriate by the president or the director under the
2308circumstances, the property it is not claimed by the owner, the
2309president or director shall order it sold at public outcry after
2310giving notice of the time and place of sale in a publication of
2311general circulation on the campus of such institution or within
2312the county where the airport is located and written notice to
2313the owner if known. The rightful owner of such property may
2314reclaim the same at any time prior to sale.
2315     (2)  All moneys realized from such institution's sale shall
2316be placed in an appropriate fund and used solely for student
2317scholarship and loan purposes. All moneys realized from such
2318sale by an airport, less its costs of storage, transportation,
2319and publication of notice, shall, unless another use is required
2320by federal law, be deposited into the state school fund.
2321     Section 36.  Section 705.182, Florida Statutes, is created
2322to read:
2323     705.182  Disposal of personal property found on the
2324premises of public-use airports.-
2325     (1)  Whenever any personal property, other than an aircraft
2326or motor vehicle, is found on premises owned or controlled by
2327the operator of a public-use airport, the director of the
2328airport or the director's designee shall take charge of the
2329property and make a record of the date such property was found.
2330     (2)  If, within 30 calendar days after such property is
2331found or for a longer period of time as may be deemed
2332appropriate by the director or the director's designee under the
2333circumstances, the property is not claimed by the owner, the
2334director or the director's designee may:
2335     (a)  Retain any or all of the property for use by the
2336airport or for use by the state or the unit of local government
2337owning or operating the airport;
2338     (b)  Trade such property to another unit of local
2339government or a state agency;
2340     (c)  Donate the property to a charitable organization;
2341     (d)  Sell the property; or
2342     (e)  Dispose of the property through an appropriate refuse
2343removal company or a company that provides salvage services for
2344the type of personal property found or located on the airport
2345premises.
2346     (3)  The airport shall notify the owner, if known, of the
2347property found on the airport premises and that the airport
2348intends to dispose of the property as provided in subsection
2349(2).
2350     (4)  If the airport elects to sell the property under
2351paragraph (2)(d), the property must be sold at a public auction
2352either on the Internet or at a specified physical location after
2353giving notice of the time and place of sale, at least 10
2354calendar days prior to the date of sale, in a publication of
2355general circulation within the county where the airport is
2356located and after written notice, via certified mail, return
2357receipt requested, is provided to the owner, if known. Any such
2358notice shall be sufficient if the notice refers to the airport's
2359intention to sell all then-accumulated found property, and there
2360is no requirement that the notice identify each item to be sold.
2361The rightful owner of such property may reclaim the property at
2362any time prior to sale by presenting acceptable evidence of
2363ownership to the airport director or the director's designee.
2364All proceeds from the sale of the property shall be retained by
2365the airport for use by the airport in any lawfully authorized
2366manner.
2367     (5)  Nothing in this section shall preclude the airport
2368from allowing a domestic or international air carrier or other
2369tenant, on premises owned or controlled by the operator of a
2370public-use airport, to establish its own lost and found
2371procedures for personal property and to dispose of such personal
2372property.
2373     (6)  A purchaser or recipient in good faith of personal
2374property sold or obtained under this section shall take the
2375property free of the rights of persons then holding any legal or
2376equitable interest thereto, whether or not recorded.
2377     Section 37.  Section 705.183, Florida Statutes, is created
2378to read:
2379     705.183  Disposal of derelict or abandoned aircraft on the
2380premises of public-use airports.-
2381     (1)(a)  Whenever any derelict or abandoned aircraft is
2382found or located on premises owned or controlled by the operator
2383of a public-use airport, whether or not such premises are under
2384a lease or license to a third party, the director of the airport
2385or the director's designee shall make a record of the date the
2386aircraft was found or determined to be present on the airport
2387premises.
2388     (b)  For purposes of this section, the term:
2389     1.  "Abandoned aircraft" means an aircraft that has been
2390disposed of on a public-use airport in a wrecked, inoperative,
2391or partially dismantled condition or an aircraft that has
2392remained in an idle state on premises owned or controlled by the
2393operator of a public-use airport for 45 consecutive calendar
2394days.
2395     2.  "Derelict aircraft" means any aircraft that is not in a
2396flyable condition, does not have a current certificate of air
2397worthiness issued by the Federal Aviation Administration, and is
2398not in the process of actively being repaired.
2399     (2)  The director or the director's designee shall contact
2400the Federal Aviation Administration, Aircraft Registration
2401Branch, to determine the name and address of the last registered
2402owner of the aircraft and shall make a diligent personal search
2403of the appropriate records, or contact an aircraft title search
2404company, to determine the name and address of any person having
2405an equitable or legal interest in the aircraft. Within 10
2406business days after receipt of the information, the director or
2407the director's designee shall notify the owner and all persons
2408having an equitable or legal interest in the aircraft by
2409certified mail, return receipt requested, of the location of the
2410derelict or abandoned aircraft on the airport premises, that
2411fees and charges for the use of the airport by the aircraft have
2412accrued and the amount thereof, that the aircraft is subject to
2413a lien under subsection (5) for the accrued fees and charges for
2414the use of the airport and for the transportation, storage, and
2415removal of the aircraft, that the lien is subject to enforcement
2416pursuant to law, and that the airport may cause the use, trade,
2417sale, or removal of the aircraft as described in s.
2418705.182(2)(a), (b), (d), or (e) if, within 30 calendar days
2419after the date of receipt of such notice, the aircraft has not
2420been removed from the airport upon payment in full of all
2421accrued fees and charges for the use of the airport and for the
2422transportation, storage, and removal of the aircraft. Such
2423notice may require removal of the aircraft in less than 30
2424calendar days if the aircraft poses a danger to the health or
2425safety of users of the airport, as determined by the director or
2426the director's designee.
2427     (3)  If the owner of the aircraft is unknown or cannot be
2428found, the director or the director's designee shall cause a
2429laminated notice to be placed upon such aircraft in
2430substantially the following form:
2431
2432NOTICE TO THE OWNER AND ALL PERSONS INTERESTED IN THE ATTACHED
2433PROPERTY. This property, to wit: ...(setting forth brief
2434description)... is unlawfully upon public property known as
2435...(setting forth brief description of location)... and has
2436accrued fees and charges for the use of the ...(same description
2437of location as above)... and for the transportation, storage,
2438and removal of the property. These accrued fees and charges must
2439be paid in full and the property must be removed within 30
2440calendar days after the date of this notice; otherwise, the
2441property will be removed and disposed of pursuant to chapter
2442705, Florida Statutes. The property is subject to a lien for all
2443accrued fees and charges for the use of the public property
2444known as ...(same description of location as above)... by such
2445property and for all fees and charges incurred by the public
2446property known as ...(same description of location as above)...
2447for the transportation, storage, and removal of the property.
2448This lien is subject to enforcement pursuant to law. The owner
2449will be liable for such fees and charges, as well as the cost
2450for publication of this notice. Dated this: ...(setting forth
2451the date of posting of notice)..., signed: ...(setting forth
2452name, title, address, and telephone number of law enforcement
2453officer)....
2454
2455Such notice shall be not less than 8 inches by 10 inches and
2456shall be sufficiently weatherproof to withstand normal exposure
2457to the weather. If, at the end of 30 calendar days after posting
2458the notice, the owner or any person interested in the described
2459derelict or abandoned aircraft has not removed the aircraft from
2460the airport upon payment in full of all accrued fees and charges
2461for the use of the airport and for the transportation, storage,
2462and removal of the aircraft, or shown reasonable cause for
2463failure to do so, the director or the director's designee may
2464cause the use, trade, sale, or removal of the aircraft as
2465described in s. 705.182(2)(a), (b), (d), or (e).
2466     (4)  Such aircraft shall be removed within the time period
2467specified in the notice provided under subsection (2) or
2468subsection (3). If, at the end of such period of time, the owner
2469or any person interested in the described derelict or abandoned
2470aircraft has not removed the aircraft from the airport upon
2471payment in full of all accrued fees and charges for the use of
2472the airport and for the transportation, storage, and removal of
2473the aircraft, or shown reasonable cause for the failure to do
2474so, the director or the director's designee may cause the use,
2475trade, sale, or removal of the aircraft as described in s.
2476705.182(2)(a), (b), (d), or (e).
2477     (a)  If the airport elects to sell the aircraft in
2478accordance with s. 705.182(2)(d), the aircraft must be sold at
2479public auction after giving notice of the time and place of
2480sale, at least 10 calendar days prior to the date of sale, in a
2481publication of general circulation within the county where the
2482airport is located and after providing written notice of the
2483intended sale to all parties known to have an interest in the
2484aircraft.
2485     (b)  If the airport elects to dispose of the aircraft in
2486accordance with s. 705.182(2)(e), the airport shall be entitled
2487to negotiate with the company for a price to be received from
2488such company in payment for the aircraft, or, if circumstances
2489so warrant, a price to be paid to such company by the airport
2490for the costs of disposing of the aircraft. All information
2491pertaining to the establishment of such price and the
2492justification for the amount of such price shall be prepared and
2493maintained by the airport, and such negotiated price shall be
2494deemed to be a commercially reasonable price.
2495     (c)  If the sale price or the negotiated price is less than
2496the airport's then current charges and costs against the
2497aircraft, or if the airport is required to pay the salvage
2498company for its services, the owner of the aircraft shall remain
2499liable to the airport for the airport's costs that are not
2500offset by the sale price or negotiated price, in addition to the
2501owner's liability for payment to the airport of the price the
2502airport was required to pay any salvage company. All costs
2503incurred by the airport in the removal, storage, and sale of any
2504aircraft shall be recoverable against the owner of the aircraft.
2505     (5)  The airport shall have a lien on a derelict or
2506abandoned aircraft for all fees and charges for the use of the
2507airport by such aircraft and for all fees and charges incurred
2508by the airport for the transportation, storage, and removal of
2509the aircraft. As a prerequisite to perfecting a lien under this
2510section, the airport director or the director's designee must
2511serve a notice in accordance with subsection (2) on the last
2512registered owner and all persons having an equitable or legal
2513interest in the aircraft. Serving the notice does not dispense
2514with recording the claim of lien.
2515     (6)(a)  For the purpose of perfecting its lien under this
2516section, the airport shall record a claim of lien which shall
2517state:
2518     1.  The name and address of the airport.
2519     2.  The name of the last registered owner of the aircraft
2520and all persons having a legal or equitable interest in the
2521aircraft.
2522     3.  The fees and charges incurred by the aircraft for the
2523use of the airport and the fees and charges for the
2524transportation, storage, and removal of the aircraft.
2525     4.  A description of the aircraft sufficient for
2526identification.
2527     (b)  The claim of lien shall be signed and sworn to or
2528affirmed by the airport director or the director's designee.
2529     (c)  The claim of lien shall be sufficient if it is in
2530substantially the following form:
2531
2532
CLAIM OF LIEN
2533State of ______
2534County of ______
2535Before me, the undersigned notary public, personally appeared
2536______, who was duly sworn and says that he/she is the
2537________of ________, whose address is________; and that the
2538following described aircraft:
2539...(Description of aircraft)...
2540owned by __________, whose address is ____________, has accrued
2541$___________in fees and charges for the use by the aircraft of
2542______________ and for the transportation, storage, and removal
2543of the aircraft from _______________; that the lienor served its
2544notice to the last registered owner and all persons having a
2545legal or equitable interest in the aircraft on ____,
2546...(year)..., by________.
2547...(Signature)...
2548Sworn to (or affirmed) and subscribed before me this _____day
2549of___, ...(year)..., by ...(name of person making statement)....
2550...(Signature of Notary Public)... ...(Print, Type, or Stamp
2551Commissioned name of Notary Public)...
2552Personally Known___OR Produced_____as identification.
2553
2554However, the negligent inclusion or omission of any information
2555in this claim of lien which does not prejudice the last
2556registered owner does not constitute a default that operates to
2557defeat an otherwise valid lien.
2558     (d)  The claim of lien shall be served on the last
2559registered owner of the aircraft and all persons having an
2560equitable or legal interest in the aircraft. The claim of lien
2561shall be so served before recordation.
2562     (e)  The claim of lien shall be recorded with the clerk of
2563court in the county where the airport is located. The recording
2564of the claim of lien shall be constructive notice to all persons
2565of the contents and effect of such claim. The lien shall attach
2566at the time of recordation and shall take priority as of that
2567time.
2568     (7)  A purchaser or recipient in good faith of an aircraft
2569sold or obtained under this section takes the property free of
2570the rights of persons then holding any legal or equitable
2571interest to the aircraft, whether or not recorded. The purchaser
2572or recipient is required to notify the appropriate Federal
2573Aviation Administration office of such change in the registered
2574owner of the aircraft.
2575     (8)  If the aircraft is sold at public sale, the airport
2576shall deduct from the proceeds of sale the costs of
2577transportation, storage, publication of notice, and all other
2578costs reasonably incurred by the airport, and any balance of the
2579proceeds shall be deposited into an interest-bearing account not
2580later than 30 calendar days after the airport's receipt of the
2581proceeds and held there for 1 year. The rightful owner of the
2582aircraft may claim the balance of the proceeds within 1 year
2583after the date of the deposit by making application to the
2584airport and presenting acceptable written evidence of ownership
2585to the airport's director or the director's designee. If no
2586rightful owner claims the proceeds within the 1-year period, the
2587balance of the proceeds shall be retained by the airport to be
2588used in any manner authorized by law.
2589     (9)  Any person acquiring a legal interest in an aircraft
2590that is sold by an airport under this section or s. 705.182
2591shall be the lawful owner of such aircraft and all other legal
2592or equitable interests in such aircraft shall be divested and of
2593no further force and effect, provided that the holder of any
2594such legal or equitable interests was notified of the intended
2595disposal of the aircraft to the extent required in this section.
2596The airport may issue documents of disposition to the purchaser
2597or recipient of an aircraft disposed of under this section.
2598     Section 38.  Section 705.184, Florida Statutes, is created
2599to read:
2600     705.184  Derelict or abandoned motor vehicles on the
2601premises of public-use airports.-
2602     (1)(a)  Whenever any derelict or abandoned motor vehicle is
2603found on premises owned or controlled by the operator of a
2604public-use airport, including airport premises leased to a third
2605party, the director of the airport or the director's designee
2606may take charge of the motor vehicle and make a record of the
2607date such motor vehicle was found.
2608     (b)  For purposes of this section, the term:
2609     1.  "Abandoned motor vehicle" means a motor vehicle that
2610has been disposed of on a public-use airport in a wrecked,
2611inoperative, or partially dismantled condition or a motor
2612vehicle that has remained in an idle state on the premises of a
2613public-use airport for 45 consecutive calendar days.
2614     2.  "Derelict motor vehicle" means any motor vehicle that
2615is not in a drivable condition.
2616     (c)  After the information relating to the abandoned or
2617derelict motor vehicle is recorded in the airport's records, the
2618director or the director's designee may cause the motor vehicle
2619to be removed from airport premises by the airport's wrecker or
2620by a licensed independent wrecker company to be stored at a
2621suitable location on or off the airport premises. If the motor
2622vehicle is to be removed from airport premises by the airport's
2623wrecker, the airport must follow the procedures in subsections
2624(2)-(8). The procedures in subsections (2)-(8) do not apply if
2625the motor vehicle is removed from the airport premises by a
2626licensed independent wrecker company.
2627     (2)  The airport director or the director's designee shall
2628contact the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to
2629notify that department that the airport has possession of the
2630abandoned or derelict motor vehicle and to determine the name
2631and address of the owner of the motor vehicle, the insurance
2632company insuring the motor vehicle, notwithstanding the
2633provisions of s. 627.736, and any person who has filed a lien on
2634the motor vehicle. Within 7 business days after receipt of the
2635information, the director or the director's designee shall send
2636notice by certified mail, return receipt requested, to the owner
2637of the motor vehicle, the insurance company insuring the motor
2638vehicle, notwithstanding the provisions of s. 627.736, and all
2639persons of record claiming a lien against the motor vehicle. The
2640notice shall state the fact of possession of the motor vehicle,
2641that charges for reasonable towing, storage, and parking fees,
2642if any, have accrued and the amount thereof, that a lien as
2643provided in subsection (6) will be claimed, that the lien is
2644subject to enforcement pursuant to law, that the owner or
2645lienholder, if any, has the right to a hearing as set forth in
2646subsection (4), and that any motor vehicle which, at the end of
264730 calendar days after receipt of the notice, has not been
2648removed from the airport upon payment in full of all accrued
2649charges for reasonable towing, storage, and parking fees, if
2650any, may be disposed of as provided in s. 705.182(2)(a), (b),
2651(d), or (e), including, but not limited to, the motor vehicle
2652being sold free of all prior liens after 35 calendar days after
2653the time the motor vehicle is stored if any prior liens on the
2654motor vehicle are more than 5 years of age or after 50 calendar
2655days after the time the motor vehicle is stored if any prior
2656liens on the motor vehicle are 5 years of age or less.
2657     (3)  If attempts to notify the owner or lienholder pursuant
2658to subsection (2) are not successful, the requirement of notice
2659by mail shall be considered met and the director or the
2660director's designee, in accordance with subsection (5), may
2661cause the motor vehicle to be disposed of as provided in s.
2662705.182(2)(a), (b), (d), or (e), including, but not limited to,
2663the motor vehicle being sold free of all prior liens after 35
2664calendar days after the time the motor vehicle is stored if any
2665prior liens on the motor vehicle are more than 5 years of age or
2666after 50 calendar days after the time the motor vehicle is
2667stored if any prior liens on the motor vehicle are 5 years of
2668age or less.
2669     (4)(a)  The owner of, or any person with a lien on, a motor
2670vehicle removed pursuant to subsection (1), may, within 10
2671calendar days after the time he or she has knowledge of the
2672location of the motor vehicle, file a complaint in the county
2673court of the county in which the motor vehicle is stored to
2674determine if his or her property was wrongfully taken or
2675withheld.
2676     (b)  Upon filing a complaint, an owner or lienholder may
2677have his or her motor vehicle released upon posting with the
2678court a cash or surety bond or other adequate security equal to
2679the amount of the fees for towing, storage, and accrued parking,
2680if any, to ensure the payment of such fees in the event he or
2681she does not prevail. Upon the posting of the bond or other
2682adequate security and the payment of any applicable fee, the
2683clerk of the court shall issue a certificate notifying the
2684airport of the posting of the bond or other adequate security
2685and directing the airport to release the motor vehicle. At the
2686time of such release, after reasonable inspection, the owner or
2687lienholder shall give a receipt to the airport reciting any
2688claims he or she has for loss or damage to the motor vehicle or
2689the contents of the motor vehicle.
2690     (5)  If, after 30 calendar days after receipt of the
2691notice, the owner or any person claiming a lien has not removed
2692the motor vehicle from its storage location upon payment in full
2693of all accrued charges for reasonable towing, storage, and
2694parking fees, if any, or shown reasonable cause for the failure
2695to do so, the airport director or the director's designee may
2696dispose of the motor vehicle as provided in s. 705.182(2)(a),
2697(b), (d), or (e). If the airport elects to sell the motor
2698vehicle pursuant to s. 705.182(2)(d), the motor vehicle may be
2699sold free of all prior liens after 35 calendar days after the
2700time the motor vehicle is stored if any prior liens on the motor
2701vehicle are more than 5 years of age or after 50 calendar days
2702after the time the motor vehicle is stored if any prior liens on
2703the motor vehicle are 5 years of age or less. The sale shall be
2704a public auction either on the Internet or at a specified
2705physical location. If the date of the sale was not included in
2706the notice required in subsection (2), notice of the sale, sent
2707by certified mail, return receipt requested, shall be given to
2708the owner of the motor vehicle and to all persons claiming a
2709lien on the motor vehicle. Such notice shall be mailed not less
2710than 10 calendar days before the date of the sale. In addition
2711to the notice by mail, public notice of the time and place of
2712the sale at auction shall be made by publishing a notice of the
2713sale at auction one time, at least 10 calendar days prior to the
2714date of sale, in a newspaper of general circulation in the
2715county in which the sale is to be held. All costs incurred by
2716the airport for the towing, storage, and sale of the motor
2717vehicle, as well as all accrued parking fees, if any, shall be
2718recovered by the airport from the proceeds of the sale, and any
2719proceeds of the sale in excess of such costs shall be retained
2720by the airport for use by the airport in any manner authorized
2721by law.
2722     (6)  The airport pursuant to this section or, if used, a
2723licensed independent wrecker company pursuant to s. 713.78 shall
2724have a lien on an abandoned or derelict motor vehicle for all
2725reasonable towing, storage, and accrued parking fees, if any,
2726except that no storage fee shall be charged if the motor vehicle
2727is stored less than 6 hours. As a prerequisite to perfecting a
2728lien under this section, the airport director or the director's
2729designee must serve a notice in accordance with subsection (2)
2730on the owner of the motor vehicle, the insurance company
2731insuring the motor vehicle, notwithstanding the provisions of s.
2732627.736, and all persons of record claiming a lien against the
2733motor vehicle. If attempts to notify the owner, the insurance
2734company insuring the motor vehicle, notwithstanding the
2735provisions of s. 627.736, or lienholders are not successful, the
2736requirement of notice by mail shall be considered met. Serving
2737of the notice does not dispense with recording the claim of
2738lien.
2739     (7)(a)  For the purpose of perfecting its lien under this
2740section, the airport shall record a claim of lien which shall
2741state:
2742     1.  The name and address of the airport.
2743     2.  The name of the owner of the motor vehicle, the
2744insurance company insuring the motor vehicle, notwithstanding
2745the provisions of s. 627.736, and all persons of record claiming
2746a lien against the motor vehicle.
2747     3.  The costs incurred from reasonable towing, storage, and
2748parking fees, if any.
2749     4.  A description of the motor vehicle sufficient for
2750identification.
2751     (b)  The claim of lien shall be signed and sworn to or
2752affirmed by the airport director or the director's designee.
2753     (c)  The claim of lien shall be sufficient if it is in
2754substantially the following form:
2755
2756
CLAIM OF LIEN
2757State of ______
2758County of ______
2759Before me, the undersigned notary public, personally appeared
2760______, who was duly sworn and says that he/she is the
2761________of _____________, whose address is________; and that the
2762following described motor vehicle:
2763...(Description of motor vehicle)...
2764owned by __________, whose address is ____________, has accrued
2765$___________in fees for a reasonable tow, for storage, and for
2766parking, if applicable; that the lienor served its notice to the
2767owner, the insurance company insuring the motor vehicle
2768notwithstanding the provisions of s. 627.736, Florida Statutes,
2769and all persons of record claiming a lien against the motor
2770vehicle on ____, ...(year)..., by________.
2771...(Signature)...
2772Sworn to (or affirmed) and subscribed before me this _____day
2773of___, ...(year)..., by ...(name of person making statement)....
2774...(Signature of Notary Public)... ...(Print, Type, or Stamp
2775Commissioned name of Notary Public)...
2776Personally Known___OR Produced_____as identification.
2777
2778However, the negligent inclusion or omission of any information
2779in this claim of lien which does not prejudice the owner does
2780not constitute a default that operates to defeat an otherwise
2781valid lien.
2782     (d)  The claim of lien shall be served on the owner of the
2783motor vehicle, the insurance company insuring the motor vehicle,
2784notwithstanding the provisions of s. 627.736, and all persons of
2785record claiming a lien against the motor vehicle. If attempts to
2786notify the owner, the insurance company insuring the motor
2787vehicle notwithstanding the provisions of s. 627.736, or
2788lienholders are not successful, the requirement of notice by
2789mail shall be considered met. The claim of lien shall be so
2790served before recordation.
2791     (e)  The claim of lien shall be recorded with the clerk of
2792court in the county where the airport is located. The recording
2793of the claim of lien shall be constructive notice to all persons
2794of the contents and effect of such claim. The lien shall attach
2795at the time of recordation and shall take priority as of that
2796time.
2797     (8)  A purchaser or recipient in good faith of a motor
2798vehicle sold or obtained under this section takes the property
2799free of the rights of persons then holding any legal or
2800equitable interest thereto, whether or not recorded.
2801     Section 39.  Paragraph (a) of subsection (12) of section
2802163.3180, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
2803     163.3180  Concurrency.-
2804     (12)(a)  A development of regional impact may satisfy the
2805transportation concurrency requirements of the local
2806comprehensive plan, the local government's concurrency
2807management system, and s. 380.06 by payment of a proportionate-
2808share contribution for local and regionally significant traffic
2809impacts, if:
2810     1.  The development of regional impact which, based on its
2811location or mix of land uses, is designed to encourage
2812pedestrian or other nonautomotive modes of transportation;
2813     2.  The proportionate-share contribution for local and
2814regionally significant traffic impacts is sufficient to pay for
2815one or more required mobility improvements that will benefit a
2816regionally significant transportation facility;
2817     3.  The owner and developer of the development of regional
2818impact pays or assures payment of the proportionate-share
2819contribution; and
2820     4.  If the regionally significant transportation facility
2821to be constructed or improved is under the maintenance authority
2822of a governmental entity, as defined by s. 334.03(10)(12), other
2823than the local government with jurisdiction over the development
2824of regional impact, the developer is required to enter into a
2825binding and legally enforceable commitment to transfer funds to
2826the governmental entity having maintenance authority or to
2827otherwise assure construction or improvement of the facility.
2828
2829The proportionate-share contribution may be applied to any
2830transportation facility to satisfy the provisions of this
2831subsection and the local comprehensive plan, but, for the
2832purposes of this subsection, the amount of the proportionate-
2833share contribution shall be calculated based upon the cumulative
2834number of trips from the proposed development expected to reach
2835roadways during the peak hour from the complete buildout of a
2836stage or phase being approved, divided by the change in the peak
2837hour maximum service volume of roadways resulting from
2838construction of an improvement necessary to maintain the adopted
2839level of service, multiplied by the construction cost, at the
2840time of developer payment, of the improvement necessary to
2841maintain the adopted level of service. For purposes of this
2842subsection, "construction cost" includes all associated costs of
2843the improvement. Proportionate-share mitigation shall be limited
2844to ensure that a development of regional impact meeting the
2845requirements of this subsection mitigates its impact on the
2846transportation system but is not responsible for the additional
2847cost of reducing or eliminating backlogs. This subsection also
2848applies to Florida Quality Developments pursuant to s. 380.061
2849and to detailed specific area plans implementing optional sector
2850plans pursuant to s. 163.3245.
2851     Section 40.  Subsection (3) of section 288.063, Florida
2852Statutes, is amended to read:
2853     288.063  Contracts for transportation projects.-
2854     (3)  With respect to any contract executed pursuant to this
2855section, the term "transportation project" means a
2856transportation facility as defined in s. 334.03(28)(31) which is
2857necessary in the judgment of the Office of Tourism, Trade, and
2858Economic Development to facilitate the economic development and
2859growth of the state. Except for applications received prior to
2860July 1, 1996, such transportation projects shall be approved
2861only as a consideration to attract new employment opportunities
2862to the state or expand or retain employment in existing
2863companies operating within the state, or to allow for the
2864construction or expansion of a state or federal correctional
2865facility in a county with a population of 75,000 or less that
2866creates new employment opportunities or expands or retains
2867employment in the county. The Office of Tourism, Trade, and
2868Economic Development shall institute procedures to ensure that
2869small and minority businesses have equal access to funding
2870provided under this section. Funding for approved transportation
2871projects may include any expenses, other than administrative
2872costs and equipment purchases specified in the contract,
2873necessary for new, or improvement to existing, transportation
2874facilities. Funds made available pursuant to this section may
2875not be expended in connection with the relocation of a business
2876from one community to another community in this state unless the
2877Office of Tourism, Trade, and Economic Development determines
2878that without such relocation the business will move outside this
2879state or determines that the business has a compelling economic
2880rationale for the relocation which creates additional jobs.
2881Subject to appropriation for projects under this section, any
2882appropriation greater than $10 million shall be allocated to
2883each of the districts of the Department of Transportation to
2884ensure equitable geographical distribution. Such allocated funds
2885that remain uncommitted by the third quarter of the fiscal year
2886shall be reallocated among the districts based on pending
2887project requests.
2888     Section 41.  Paragraph (b) of subsection (3) of section
2889311.07, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
2890     311.07  Florida seaport transportation and economic
2891development funding.-
2892     (3)
2893     (b)  Projects eligible for funding by grants under the
2894program are limited to the following port facilities or port
2895transportation projects:
2896     1.  Transportation facilities within the jurisdiction of
2897the port.
2898     2.  The dredging or deepening of channels, turning basins,
2899or harbors.
2900     3.  The construction or rehabilitation of wharves, docks,
2901structures, jetties, piers, storage facilities, cruise
2902terminals, automated people mover systems, or any facilities
2903necessary or useful in connection with any of the foregoing.
2904     4.  The acquisition of vessel tracking systems, container
2905cranes, or other mechanized equipment used in the movement of
2906cargo or passengers in international commerce.
2907     5.  The acquisition of land to be used for port purposes.
2908     6.  The acquisition, improvement, enlargement, or extension
2909of existing port facilities.
2910     7.  Environmental protection projects which are necessary
2911because of requirements imposed by a state agency as a condition
2912of a permit or other form of state approval; which are necessary
2913for environmental mitigation required as a condition of a state,
2914federal, or local environmental permit; which are necessary for
2915the acquisition of spoil disposal sites and improvements to
2916existing and future spoil sites; or which result from the
2917funding of eligible projects listed in this paragraph.
2918     8.  Transportation facilities as defined in s.
2919334.03(28)(31) which are not otherwise part of the Department of
2920Transportation's adopted work program.
2921     9.  Seaport intermodal access projects identified in the 5-
2922year Florida Seaport Mission Plan as provided in s. 311.09(3).
2923     10.  Construction or rehabilitation of port facilities as
2924defined in s. 315.02, excluding any park or recreational
2925facilities, in ports listed in s. 311.09(1) with operating
2926revenues of $5 million or less, provided that such projects
2927create economic development opportunities, capital improvements,
2928and positive financial returns to such ports.
2929     Section 42.  Subsection (7) of section 311.09, Florida
2930Statutes, is amended to read:
2931     311.09  Florida Seaport Transportation and Economic
2932Development Council.-
2933     (7)  The Department of Transportation shall review the list
2934of projects approved by the council for consistency with the
2935Florida Transportation Plan and the department's adopted work
2936program. In evaluating the consistency of a project, the
2937department shall determine whether the transportation impact of
2938the proposed project is adequately handled by existing state-
2939owned transportation facilities or by the construction of
2940additional state-owned transportation facilities as identified
2941in the Florida Transportation Plan and the department's adopted
2942work program. In reviewing for consistency a transportation
2943facility project as defined in s. 334.03(28)(31) which is not
2944otherwise part of the department's work program, the department
2945shall evaluate whether the project is needed to provide for
2946projected movement of cargo or passengers from the port to a
2947state transportation facility or local road. If the project is
2948needed to provide for projected movement of cargo or passengers,
2949the project shall be approved for consistency as a consideration
2950to facilitate the economic development and growth of the state
2951in a timely manner. The Department of Transportation shall
2952identify those projects which are inconsistent with the Florida
2953Transportation Plan and the adopted work program and shall
2954notify the council of projects found to be inconsistent.
2955     Section 43.  Paragraph (c) of subsection (5) and paragraph
2956(c) of subsection (8) of section 316.515, Florida Statutes, are
2957amended to read:
2958     316.515  Maximum width, height, length.-
2959     (5)  IMPLEMENTS OF HUSBANDRY AND FARM EQUIPMENT;
2960AGRICULTURAL TRAILERS; FORESTRY EQUIPMENT; SAFETY REQUIREMENTS.-
2961     (c)  The width and height limitations of this section do
2962not apply to farming or agricultural equipment, whether self-
2963propelled, pulled, or hauled, when temporarily operated during
2964daylight hours upon a public road that is not a limited access
2965facility as defined in s. 334.03(11)(13), and the width and
2966height limitations may be exceeded by such equipment without a
2967permit. To be eligible for this exemption, the equipment shall
2968be operated within a radius of 50 miles of the real property
2969owned, rented, or leased by the equipment owner. However,
2970equipment being delivered by a dealer to a purchaser is not
2971subject to the 50-mile limitation. Farming or agricultural
2972equipment greater than 174 inches in width must have one warning
2973lamp mounted on each side of the equipment to denote the width
2974and must have a slow-moving vehicle sign. Warning lamps required
2975by this paragraph must be visible from the front and rear of the
2976vehicle and must be visible from a distance of at least 1,000
2977feet.
2978     (8)  WRECKERS.-The limitations imposed by this section do
2979not apply to a combination of motor vehicles consisting of a
2980wrecker licensed in accordance with s. 320.08(5)(d) or (e) and a
2981disabled motor vehicle, trailer, semitrailer, or tractor-trailer
2982combination, or a replacement motor vehicle, which is under tow
2983by the wrecker, if the size and weight of the towed vehicle is
2984consistent with statutory requirements and the requirements of
2985this subsection.
2986     (c)  Where the combined weight of the wrecker and the towed
2987vehicle exceeds the maximum weight limits as established by s.
2988316.535, the wrecker must be operating under a current wrecker
2989special use permit or permits as provided in s. 316.550(5)(4) or
2990in accordance with paragraph (b).
2991     Section 44.  Section 336.01, Florida Statutes, is amended
2992to read:
2993     336.01  Designation of county road system.-The county road
2994system shall be as defined in s. 334.03(6)(8).
2995     Section 45.  Subsection (2) of section 338.222, Florida
2996Statutes, is amended to read:
2997     338.222  Department of Transportation sole governmental
2998entity to acquire, construct, or operate turnpike projects;
2999exception.-
3000     (2)  The department may contract with any local
3001governmental entity as defined in s. 334.03(12)(14) for the
3002design, right-of-way acquisition, or construction of any
3003turnpike project which the Legislature has approved. Local
3004governmental entities may negotiate with the department for the
3005design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction of any
3006section of the turnpike project within areas of their respective
3007jurisdictions or within counties with which they have interlocal
3008agreements.
3009     Section 46.  Subsection (2) of section 341.8225, Florida
3010Statutes, is amended to read:
3011     341.8225  Department of Transportation sole governmental
3012entity to acquire, construct, or operate high-speed rail
3013projects; exception.-
3014     (2)  Local governmental entities, as defined in s.
3015334.03(12)(14), may negotiate with the department for the
3016design, right-of-way acquisition, and construction of any
3017component of the high-speed rail system within areas of their
3018respective jurisdictions or within counties with which they have
3019interlocal agreements.
3020     Section 47.  Subsection (1) of section 479.07, Florida
3021Statutes, is amended to read:
3022     479.07  Sign permits.-
3023     (1)  Except as provided in ss. 479.105(1)(e) and 479.16, a
3024person may not erect, operate, use, or maintain, or cause to be
3025erected, operated, used, or maintained, any sign on the State
3026Highway System outside an urban area, as defined in s.
3027334.03(29)(32), or on any portion of the interstate or federal-
3028aid primary highway system without first obtaining a permit for
3029the sign from the department and paying the annual fee as
3030provided in this section. As used in this section, the term "on
3031any portion of the State Highway System, interstate, or federal-
3032aid primary system" means a sign located within the controlled
3033area which is visible from any portion of the main-traveled way
3034of such system.
3035     Section 48.  Section 479.156, Florida Statutes, is amended
3036to read:
3037     479.156  Wall murals.-Notwithstanding any other provision
3038of this chapter, a municipality or county may permit and
3039regulate wall murals within areas designated by such government.
3040If a municipality or county permits wall murals, a wall mural
3041that displays a commercial message and is within 660 feet of the
3042nearest edge of the right-of-way within an area adjacent to the
3043interstate highway system or the federal-aid primary highway
3044system shall be located in an area that is zoned for industrial
3045or commercial use and the municipality or county shall establish
3046and enforce regulations for such areas that, at a minimum, set
3047forth criteria governing the size, lighting, and spacing of wall
3048murals consistent with the intent of the Highway Beautification
3049Act of 1965 and with customary use. Whenever a municipality or
3050county exercises such control and makes a determination of
3051customary use pursuant to 23 U.S.C. s. 131(d), such
3052determination shall be accepted in lieu of controls in the
3053agreement between the state and the United States Department of
3054Transportation, and the department shall notify the Federal
3055Highway Administration pursuant to the agreement, 23 U.S.C. s.
3056131(d), and 23 C.F.R. s. 750.706(c). A wall mural that is
3057subject to municipal or county regulation and the Highway
3058Beautification Act of 1965 must be approved by the Department of
3059Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration when
3060required by federal law and federal regulation under the
3061agreement between the state and the United States Department of
3062Transportation and federal regulations enforced by the
3063Department of Transportation under s. 479.02(1). The existence
3064of a wall mural as defined in s. 479.01(30)(27) shall not be
3065considered in determining whether a sign as defined in s.
3066479.01(20)(17), either existing or new, is in compliance with s.
3067479.07(9)(a).
3068     Section 49.  Subsection (5) of section 479.261, Florida
3069Statutes, is amended to read:
3070     479.261  Logo sign program.-
3071     (5)  At a minimum, permit fees for businesses that
3072participate in the program must be established in an amount
3073sufficient to offset the total cost to the department for the
3074program, including contract costs. The department shall provide
3075the services in the most efficient and cost-effective manner
3076through department staff or by contracting for some or all of
3077the services. The department shall adopt rules that set
3078reasonable rates based upon factors such as population, traffic
3079volume, market demand, and costs for annual permit fees.
3080However, annual permit fees for sign locations inside an urban
3081area, as defined in s. 334.03(29)(32), may not exceed $5,000,
3082and annual permit fees for sign locations outside an urban area,
3083as defined in s. 334.03(29)(32), may not exceed $2,500. After
3084recovering program costs, the proceeds from the annual permit
3085fees shall be deposited into the State Transportation Trust Fund
3086and used for transportation purposes.
3087     Section 50.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.


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