Florida League of Cities

Alternate Mobility Funding Systems (Support) – Passed 

CS/HB 479 (Robinson, W.) and CS/SB 688 (Martin) revise and provide additional guidance concerning the use of mobility plans and the collection of mobility fees. The bills provide definitions for “mobility fee” and “mobility plan” to be used within the Community Planning Act. The bills prohibit local governments from charging for transportation impacts if they are not the local government that is issuing a building permit, require that local governments collect for extra-jurisdictional impacts if they are issuing building permits and prohibit local governments from assessing multiple charges for the same transportation impact. Concerning impact fees, the bills provide that local governments adopting and collecting impact fees by ordinance or resolution must use localized data available within the previous 12 months of adoption for the local government’s calculation of impact fees. Both bills were amended to clarify the provisions of the bill only apply to scenarios where both a county and a municipality charge an overlapping transportation-related impact fee or mobility fee. Only these cities and counties would be required to execute an interlocal agreement to address the extra-jurisdictional impacts of new development by October 2025, or face a reduction in fees and additional administrative requirements. The amendment clarified the study required to increase an impact fee use only recent data generated within the last four years. The bills also clarify that developers must meet all local regulations before being permitted to proceed with development. CS/HB 479 passed the House (115-0) and the Senate (39-1) and is awaiting action by the Governor. (Cruz)