Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 041327
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File Number: 041327 File Type: Resolution Status: In Draft
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Transportation Committee
File Name: AMEND PTP TO EXPAND THE GOLDEN PASSPORT Introduced: 5/5/2004
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: Agenda Item Number: 7J2
Notes: this is a p.h. in TC Title: RESOLUTION AMENDING THE PEOPLE'S TRANSPORTATION PLAN (PTP) TO IMPLEMENT A DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM THAT EXPANDS MIAMI-DADE TRANSIT'S GOLDEN PASSPORT PROGRAM FOR A PERIOD OF THREE (3) YEARS TO INCLUDE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY RESIDENTS WHO ARE HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETERANS AND WHOSE HOUSEHOLD INCOME DOES NOT EXCEED THE STANDARD THRESHOLD APPLIED TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY FOR THE LOW-INCOME, SENIOR CITIZEN'S ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION
Indexes: GOLDEN PASSPORT
  PTP SURTAX
Sponsors: Sen. Javier D. Souto, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

Transportation Committee 5/20/2004 1F3 Withdrawn
REPORT: (See Agenda Item 1F3 Amended, Legislative File Number 041145)

County Attorney 5/5/2004 Assigned Transportation Committee 5/20/2004

County Attorney 5/5/2004 Assigned Bruce Libhaber 5/5/2004

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION AMENDING THE PEOPLE'S TRANSPORTATION PLAN (PTP) TO IMPLEMENT A DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM THAT EXPANDS MIAMI-DADE TRANSIT'S GOLDEN PASSPORT PROGRAM FOR A PERIOD OF THREE (3) YEARS TO INCLUDE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY RESIDENTS WHO ARE HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETERANS AND WHOSE HOUSEHOLD INCOME DOES NOT EXCEED THE STANDARD THRESHOLD APPLIED TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY FOR THE LOW-INCOME, SENIOR CITIZEN'S ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION

BODY
WHEREAS, members of the armed forces have continuously served this nation and the cause of freedom with distinction; and
WHEREAS, this Board wishes to express its appreciation to those men and women who have risked their lives defending this nation and its interests; and
WHEREAS, many veterans live at or near the poverty line; and
WHEREAS, the Golden Passport Program was created to provide fare-free public transportation services to those residents of Miami-Dade County age 65 and older; and
WHEREAS, expanding the Golden Passport Program to include all honorably discharged low income veterans who are residents of Miami-Dade County will increase transit ridership and reduce congestion on the roads of Miami-Dade County; and
WHEREAS, on April 28, 2004, the Citizens' Independent Transportation Trust (CITT) reviewed this proposed amendment to the PTP and has forwarded a favorable recommendation; and
WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) desires to accomplish the purposes outlined in the accompanying County Manager's report, a copy of which is
incorporated herein by reference,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, that the PTP be amended to implement a Demonstration Program that expands Miami-Dade Transit's Golden Passport Program for a period of three (3) years to include Miami-Dade County residents who are honorably discharged veterans and whose household income does not exceed the standard threshold applied to determine eligibility for the low-income, senior citizen's additional homestead exemption, as outlined in the corresponding document in substantially the form attached hereto and made a part hereof. The County Manager is hereby directed to analyze and evaluate the Demonstration Program after the second year of the Program to determine fiscal impact and recommend future action.



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