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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXVI
Chapter 348
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F.S. 348.0303
348.0303 Definitions.As used in the this part, the term:
(1) “Agency” means the body politic, corporate, and agency of the state created by this part.
(2) “Agency of the state” means and includes the state and any department of, or corporation, agency, or instrumentality created, designated, or established by, the state.
(3) “Bonds” means and includes the notes, bonds, refunding bonds, or other evidences of indebtedness or obligations, in either temporary or definitive form, which the agency issues pursuant to this part.
(4) “County gasoline tax funds” means all of the 80-percent surplus gasoline tax funds accruing in each year to the department for use within the geographic boundaries of the agency under s. 9, Art. XII of the State Constitution, after the deduction of any amounts of such gasoline tax funds heretofore pledged by the department or a county for outstanding obligations.
(5) “Department” means the Department of Transportation.
(6) “Express written consent” means prior express written consent given in the form of a resolution adopted by a board of county commissioners.
(7) “Expressway” means a street or highway especially designed for through traffic and over, from, or to which owners or occupants of abutting land or other persons have no right or easement or only a limited right or easement of access, light, air, or view by reason of the fact that their property abuts upon such limited access facility or for any other reason. An expressway may be a facility from which trucks, buses, and other commercial vehicles are excluded or may be a facility open to use by all customary forms of street and highway traffic.
(8) “Expressway system” means any and all expressways which fall within the geographic boundaries of the agency established pursuant to this act and appurtenant facilities thereto, including but not limited to, all approaches, roads, bridges, and avenues of access for such expressway. The term includes a public transportation facility.
(9) “Federal agency” means and includes the United States, the President of the United States, and any department of, or corporation, agency, or instrumentality created, designated, or established by, the United States.
(10) “Members” means the governing body of the agency, and the term “member” means one of the individuals constituting such governing body.
(11) “Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority” means the state agency previously existing and originally established under the Florida Expressway Authority Act and subsequently dissolved by the Greater Miami Expressway Agency Act.
(12) “Public transportation facility” means real and personal property, structures, improvements, buildings, personnel, equipment, plants, vehicle parking or other facilities, rights-of-way, or any combination thereof used or useful for the purposes of transporting passengers by means of a street railway, elevated railway or guideway, subway, motor vehicle, motor bus, or any bus or other means of conveyance operating as a common carrier.
History.s. 14, ch. 2019-169; s. 21, ch. 2023-70.