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Transportation Committee, Florida State Senate

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The Transportation Committee is a standing committee of the Florida State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Florida State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate.[1] The rules do not specify when or how often committees are assigned. The President shall appoint a chair and vice-chair for each standing committee and subcommittee.[2] A majority makes up a committee's quorum.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules and Manual 2012-2014

Function

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

The Transportation Committee examines legislation in the following subject areas:
  • Airports, Aviation, Driver licenses (including commercial driver licenses), DUI, BUI, Highway Patrol, License plates (including specialty plates), Motor fuels, including taxation, Motor vehicles – registration and titling, Motor vehicle dealers and manufacturers, Railroads (passenger and freight), Regulation of driving – "rules of the road," Regulation of use of various vehicles (ATVs, Automobiles and trucks, Bicycles, Commercial motor vehicles, Golf carts (and low speed vehicles), Motorcycles and mopeds, Scooters), Road construction, Road and bridge honorary designations, Seaports, Seat belt laws, Spaceports, Towing and recovery of vehicles and vessels, Traffic safety (bicycle, pedestrian, and motor vehicles), Transportation funding – state and local, Transportation of goods and people and Vessels – registration and titling.[4]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Powers and responsibilities of committees:

(1) Permanent standing committees and standing subcommittees are authorized:

(a) To maintain a continuous review of the work of the state agencies concerned with their subject areas and the performance of the functions of government within each subject area;
(b) To invite public officials, employees, and private individuals to appear before the committees or subcommittees to submit information;
(c) To request reports from departments performing functions reasonably related to the committees’ jurisdictions; and
(d) To complete the interim work assigned by the President.

(2) In standing subcommittee has the reasonable right and authority to inspect and investigate the books, records, papers, documents, data, operation, and physical plant of any public agency in this state.
(3) In order to carry out the committee’s duties, the chair of each standing committee, standing subcommittee, and select committee may request the President to issue subpoenas, subpoenas duces tecum, and order to carry out its duties, each standing committee or other necessary process to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of any books, letters, or other documentary evidence required by such committee. The President may issue said process at the request of the committee chair. Any member of a standing committee, standing subcommittee, or select committee may administer all oaths and affirmations, in the manner prescribed by law, to witnesses who appear before such committees to testify in any matter requiring evidence.[5]

Committee members

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Transportation Members, 2013
Democratic members (4)Republican members (6)
Gwen Margolis, Vice-chairJeff Brandes, Chair
Jeff ClemensMiguel Diaz de la Portilla
Arthenia JoynerGreg Evers
Geraldine F. ThompsonRene Garcia
Tom Lee
Garrett Richter

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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