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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Title XXVI
PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Chapter 348
EXPRESSWAY AND BRIDGE AUTHORITIES
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F.S. 348.03031
348.03031 Legislative findings, intent, and declaration.
(1) The Legislature finds the need to clarify the legal status, ownership, and control of the roads that constitute the expressway system in Miami-Dade County and portions of northeast Monroe County, following Miami-Dade County’s attempt to abolish the Greater Miami Expressway Agency in Miami-Dade Ordinance 21-35 (May 4, 2021).
(2) The Legislature recognizes that the original expressway system previously operated by the former Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority is owned by the department. The transfer agreement dated December 10, 1996, entered into by the department and the former Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority, transferred only operational and financial control of the expressways owned by the department.
(3) The Legislature recognizes the Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority was dissolved by chapter 2019-169, Laws of Florida, and all assets, employees, contracts, rights, and liabilities were purportedly transferred to the Greater Miami Expressway Agency. All assets, employees, contracts, rights, and liabilities previously owned or controlled by the former Miami-Dade County Expressway Authority, including, without limitation, those previously transferred to the Greater Miami Expressway Agency, are transferred back to the reestablished Greater Miami Expressway Agency created in s. 348.0304 on May 11, 2023.
(4) It is the intent of the Legislature to confirm that the Greater Miami Expressway Agency that was created by chapter 2019-169, Laws of Florida, is hereby reestablished. The Greater Miami Expressway Agency is the state agency that shall govern the expressway system within the geographical boundaries of Miami-Dade County and the portion of northeast Monroe County which includes County Road 94 and the portion of Monroe County bounded on the north and east by the borders of Monroe County and on the south and west by County Road 94. It is further the express intent of the Legislature that the Greater Miami Expressway Agency created by this law is an agency of the state and not subject to any county’s home rule powers.
History.ss. 22, 29, ch. 2023-70.