Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 073542
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File Number: 073542 File Type: Ordinance Status: In Committee
Version: 0 Reference: Control: Transit Committee
File Name: PATRIOT PASSPORT Introduced: 11/30/2007
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action:
Agenda Date: 12/18/2007 Agenda Item Number: 4B
Notes: 6 wk required btwn first reading & second Title: ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 29-124 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA APPLYING CHARTER COUNTY TRANSIT SYSTEM SURTAX PROCEEDS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PATRIOT PASSPORT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE FARE-FREE TRANSIT SERVICES TO HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETERANS WHO ARE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY RESIDENTS AND WHOSE ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME DOES NOT EXCEED THE STANDARD THRESHOLD APPLIED TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY FOR THE LOW-INCOME, SENIOR CITIZENS' ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE
Indexes: PATRIOT PASSPORT
Sponsors: Sen. Javier D. Souto, Prime Sponsor
  Bruno A. Barreiro, Co-Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, 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

Transit Committee 1/16/2008 1F1 Amended
REPORT: See Agenda Item No. 1F1 Amended (Legislative File #080184)

Board of County Commissioners 12/20/2007 4B Adopted on first reading 1/16/2008 P
REPORT: The foregoing proposed ordinance was adopted on first reading and set for public hearing before the Transit Committee meeting on January 16, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Chairman Barreiro and Commissioners Diaz, Sosa, Sorenson, Martinez, Edmonson and Gimenez asked to be added as co-sponsors to this item.

Board of County Commissioners 12/18/2007 Tentatively scheduled for a public hearing Transit Committee 1/16/2008

Board of County Commissioners 12/18/2007 4B Carried over 12/20/2007

County Attorney 11/30/2007 Referred Transit Committee 1/16/2008

County Attorney 11/30/2007 Assigned Bruce Libhaber 11/30/2007

Legislative Text


TITLE
ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 29-124 OF THE CODE OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA APPLYING CHARTER COUNTY TRANSIT SYSTEM SURTAX PROCEEDS FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PATRIOT PASSPORT PROGRAM TO PROVIDE FARE-FREE TRANSIT SERVICES TO HONORABLY DISCHARGED VETERANS WHO ARE MIAMI-DADE COUNTY RESIDENTS AND WHOSE ANNUAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME DOES NOT EXCEED THE STANDARD THRESHOLD APPLIED TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY FOR THE LOW-INCOME, SENIOR CITIZENS' ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION; PROVIDING SEVERABILITY, INCLUSION IN THE CODE, AND AN EFFECTIVE DATE

BODY
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA:
Section 1. Section 29-124 of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida is hereby amended as follows:1
Section 29-124. Special fund created; uses of surtax proceeds; and role of Citizens' Independent Transportation Trust.

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Expenditure of surtax proceeds shall be subject to the following limitations:

(a) Surtax proceeds shall be applied to expand the Golden Passport Program to all persons regardless of income level who are over the age of 65 or are drawing Social Security benefits, >>and to establish the Patriot Passport Program to provide fare-free transit services to honorably discharged veterans who are Miami-Dade County residents and whose annual household income does not exceed the standard threshold applied to determine eligibility for the low-income senior citizens' additional homestead exemption,<< and to provide fare-free public transportation service on Metromover, including extensions.

Section 2. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause or provision of this ordinance is held invalid, the remainder of this ordinance shall not be affected by such invalidity.
Section 3. It is the intention of the Board of County Commissioners, and it is hereby ordained that the provisions of this ordinance, including any sunset provision, shall become and be made a part of the Code of Miami-Dade County, Florida. The sections of this ordinance may be renumbered or relettered to accomplish such intention, and the word "ordinance" may be changed to "section," "article," or other appropriate word.
Section 4. This ordinance shall become effective ten (10) days after the date of enactment unless vetoed by the Mayor, and if vetoed, shall become effective only upon an override by this Board.
Section 5. This Ordinance may only be amended or repealed by a two-thirds vote of the Board. Any amendment or repeal of this Ordinance shall further require a minimum of six (6) weeks between first and second reading.
1 Words stricken through and/or [[double bracketed]] shall be deleted. Words underscored and/or >>double arrowed<< constitute the amendment proposed. Remaining provisions are now in effect and remain unchanged.



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