CRC - 2017 P 12 By Commissioner Timmann timmannc-00016-17 201712__ 1 A proposal to amend 2 Section 19 of Article X of the State Constitution to 3 delete an obsolete provision regarding the development 4 of a high speed ground transportation system. 5 6 Be It Proposed by the Constitution Revision Commission of 7 Florida: 8 9 Section 19 of Article X of the State Constitution is 10 amended, and present sections 20 through 29 of that article are 11 renumbered as sections 19 through 28, respectively, to read: 12 ARTICLE X 13 MISCELLANEOUS 14
SECTION 19. High speed ground transportation system.—To15 reduce traffic congestion and provide alternatives to the16 traveling public, it is hereby declared to be in the public17 interest that a high speed ground transportation system18 consisting of a monorail, fixed guideway or magnetic levitation19 system, capable of speeds in excess of 120 miles per hour, be20 developed and operated in the State of Florida to provide high21 speed ground transportation by innovative, efficient and22 effective technologies consisting of dedicated rails or23 guideways separated from motor vehicular traffic that will link24 the five largest urban areas of the State as determined by the25 Legislature and provide for access to existing air and ground26 transportation facilities and services. The Legislature, the27 Cabinet and the Governor are hereby directed to proceed with the28 development of such a system by the State and/or by a private29 entity pursuant to state approval and authorization, including30 the acquisition of right-of-way, the financing of design and31 construction of the system, and the operation of the system, as32 provided by specific appropriation and by law, with construction33 to begin on or before November 1, 2003.