Florida Senate - 2010 SB 2220
By Senator Wise
1 A bill to be entitled
2 An act relating to the Strategic Intermodal System
3 Plan; amending s. 339.64, F.S.; removing provisions
4 creating and providing duties of the Statewide
5 Intermodal Transportation Advisory Council; providing
6 an effective date.
8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
10 Section 1. Subsections (1), (2), and (5) of section 339.64,
11 Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
12 339.64 Strategic Intermodal System Plan.—
13 (1) The department shall develop, in cooperation with
14 metropolitan planning organizations, regional planning councils,
15 local governments,
the Statewide Intermodal Transportation
16 Advisory Council and other transportation providers, a Strategic
17 Intermodal System Plan. The plan shall be consistent with the
18 Florida Transportation Plan developed pursuant to s. 339.155 and
19 shall be updated at least once every 5 years, subsequent to
20 updates of the Florida Transportation Plan.
21 (2) In association with the continued development of the
22 Strategic Intermodal System Plan, the Florida Transportation
23 Commission, as part of its work program review process, shall
24 conduct an annual assessment of the progress that the department
25 and its transportation partners have made in realizing the goals
26 of economic development, improved mobility, and increased
27 intermodal connectivity of the Strategic Intermodal System. The
28 Florida Transportation Commission shall coordinate with the
29 department , the Statewide Intermodal Transportation Advisory
30 Council, and other appropriate entities when developing this
31 assessment. The Florida Transportation Commission shall deliver
32 a report to the Governor and Legislature no later than 14 days
33 after the regular session begins, with recommendations as
34 necessary to fully implement the Strategic Intermodal System.
35 (5) STATEWIDE INTERMODAL TRANSPORTATION ADVISORY COUNCIL.—
36 (a) The Statewide Intermodal Transportation Advisory
37 Council is created to advise and make recommendations to the
38 Legislature and the department on policies, planning, and
39 funding of intermodal transportation projects. The council’s
40 responsibilities shall include:
41 1. Advising the department on the policies, planning, and
42 implementation of strategies related to intermodal
44 2. Providing advice and recommendations to the Legislature
45 on funding for projects to move goods and people in the most
46 efficient and effective manner for the State of Florida.
47 (b) MEMBERSHIP.—Members of the Statewide Intermodal
48 Transportation Advisory Council shall consist of the following:
49 1. Six intermodal industry representatives selected by the
50 Governor as follows:
51 a. One representative from an airport involved in the
52 movement of freight and people from their airport facility to
53 another transportation mode.
54 b. One individual representing a fixed-route, local
55 government transit system.
56 c. One representative from an intercity bus company
57 providing regularly scheduled bus travel as determined by
58 federal regulations.
59 d. One representative from a spaceport.
60 e. One representative from intermodal trucking companies.
61 f. One representative having command responsibilities of a
62 major military installation.
63 2. Three intermodal industry representatives selected by
64 the President of the Senate as follows:
65 a. One representative from major-line railroads.
66 b. One representative from seaports listed in s. 311.09 (1)
67 from the Atlantic Coast.
68 c. One representative from an airport involved in the
69 movement of freight and people from their airport facility to
70 another transportation mode.
71 3. Three intermodal industry representatives selected by
72 the Speaker of the House of Representatives as follows:
73 a. One representative from short-line railroads.
74 b. One representative from seaports listed in s. 311.09 (1)
75 from the Gulf Coast.
76 c. One representative from intermodal trucking companies.
77 In no event may this representative be employed by the same
78 company that employs the intermodal trucking company
79 representative selected by the Governor.
80 (c) Initial appointments to the council must be made no
81 later than 30 days after the effective date of this section.
82 1. The initial appointments made by the President of the
83 Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall
84 serve terms concurrent with those of the respective appointing
85 officer. Beginning January 15, 2005, and for all subsequent
86 appointments, council members appointed by the President of the
87 Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall
88 serve 2-year terms, concurrent with the term of the respective
89 appointing officer.
90 2. The initial appointees, and all subsequent appointees,
91 made by the Governor shall serve 2-year terms.
92 3. Vacancies on the council shall be filled in the same
93 manner as the initial appointments.
94 (d) Each member of the council shall be allowed one vote.
95 The council shall select a chair from among its membership.
96 Meetings shall be held at the call of the chair, but not less
97 frequently than quarterly. The members of the council shall be
98 reimbursed for per diem and travel expenses as provided in s.
99 112.061 .
100 (e) The department shall provide administrative staff
101 support and shall ensure that council meetings are
102 electronically recorded. Such recordings and all documents
103 received, prepared for, or used by the council in conducting its
104 business shall be preserved pursuant to chapters 119 and 257.
105 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2010.