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SB 1110 — Central Florida Expressway Authority

by Senator Simmons

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Transportation Committee (TR)

The bill addresses issues relating to the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX). The bill clarifies that members of CFX’s governing body from Seminole, Lake, and Osceola Counties must be a county commission member or chair, or a county mayor, from the respective counties. The Governor’s appointees are made subject to Senate confirmation, and refusal or failure to confirm creates a vacancy. Governor-appointed citizen members, who must be residents of either Orange, Seminole, Lake, or Osceola County, are made subject to Senate confirmation, and refusal or failure to confirm creates a vacancy. The bill provides that the 4-year term of Governor-appointed members ends on December 31 of the last year of service and removes the requirement that the CFX board elect a governing body member as secretary.

The bill also clarifies that CFX is a party to a 1985 lease-purchase agreement between the former Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority and the Florida Department of Transportation, and repeals superseded language requiring that title to the former Orlando-Orange County Expressway System be transferred to the state under certain conditions.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2016.

Vote: Senate 40-0; House 117-0