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Title XXVI
Chapter 349
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F.S. 349.02
349.02 Definitions.
(1) Except in those instances where the context clearly indicates otherwise, whenever used or referred to in this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(a) “Authority” means the body politic and corporate, an agency of the state created by this chapter.
(b) “Members” means the governing body of the authority, and the term “member” means one of the individuals constituting such governing body.
(c) “Bonds” means and includes the notes, bonds, refunding bonds, or other evidences of indebtedness or obligations, in either temporary or definitive form, that the authority is authorized to issue pursuant to this chapter.
(d) “Department” means the Department of Transportation existing under chapters 334-339.
(e) “Florida State Improvement Commission” or “commission” means the state agency created, organized, and existing under and by virtue of the provisions of former chapter 420, or the successor thereto, chapter 29788, Acts of 1955, now chapter 288.
(f) “County” means the County of Duval.
(g) “City” means the City of Jacksonville.
(h) “State Board of Administration” means the body corporate existing under the provisions of s. 4, Art. IV of the State Constitution or any successor thereto.
(i) “Agency of the state” means and includes the state and any department of the state, the authority, or any corporation, agency, or instrumentality heretofore or hereafter created, designated, or established by the state.
(j) “Federal agency” means and includes the United States, the President of the United States, and any department of the United States or any corporation, agency, or instrumentality heretofore or hereafter created, designated, or established by the United States.
(k) “Duval County gasoline tax funds” means all the 80-percent surplus gasoline tax funds accruing in each year to the Department of Transportation for use in Duval County under the provisions of s. 9, Art. XII of the State Constitution, after deduction only of any amounts of said gasoline tax funds heretofore pledged by the department or the county for outstanding obligations.
(l) “Transportation facilities” means and includes all mobile and fixed assets (real or personal property or rights therein) used in the transportation of persons or property by any means of conveyance whatsoever, and all appurtenances thereto, such as, but not limited to, highways; limited or controlled access lanes and facilities; docks, vessels, vehicles, fixed guideway facilities, and any means of conveyance of persons or property of all types; park-and-ride facilities; transit-related improvements adjacent to transit facilities or stations; bus, train, vessel, or other vehicle storage, cleaning, fueling, control, and maintenance facilities; and administrative and other office space for the exercise by the authority of the powers and obligations herein granted.
(2) Words importing singular number shall include the plural number in each case and vice versa, and words importing persons shall include firms and corporations.
History.s. 2, ch. 29996, 1955; s. 18, ch. 69-216; ss. 23, 35, ch. 69-106; s. 1, ch. 2009-111; s. 24, ch. 2011-64; s. 57, ch. 2013-15.