Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 131621
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File Number: 131621 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-766-13 Control: Board of County Commissioners
File Name: STUDY FEASIBILITY OF PROVIDING U.S. PASSPORT SERVICES Introduced: 8/15/2013
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 9/17/2013
Agenda Date: 9/17/2013 Agenda Item Number: 11A15
Notes: Title: RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO PREPARE A STUDY ON THE FEASIBILITY OF THE COUNTY PROVIDING U.S. PASSPORT SERVICES TO ITS RESIDENTS AT COUNTY FACILITIES
Indexes: PASSPORT
Sponsors: Rebeca Sosa, Prime Sponsor
  Lynda Bell, Co-Sponsor
  Audrey M. Edmonson, Co-Sponsor
  Sally A. Heyman, Co-Sponsor
  Jean Monestime, 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

Board of County Commissioners 9/17/2013 11A15 Adopted P

Health & Social Services Committee 8/26/2013 2E Forwarded to BCC with a favorable recommendation P
REPORT: Assistant County Attorney Cynthia Johnson-Stacks read the foregoing proposed resolution into the record. Hearing no questions or comments, the Committee members proceeded to vote on the foregoing proposed resolution, as presented. Commissioner Bell asked to be listed as a co-sponsor for this item.

County Attorney 8/15/2013 Referred Health & Social Services Committee 8/26/2013

County Attorney 8/15/2013 Assigned Michael J. Mastrucci 8/15/2013

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION DIRECTING THE COUNTY MAYOR OR COUNTY MAYOR’S DESIGNEE TO PREPARE A STUDY ON THE FEASIBILITY OF THE COUNTY PROVIDING U.S. PASSPORT SERVICES TO ITS RESIDENTS AT COUNTY FACILITIES

BODY
WHEREAS, the U.S. passport is an important identity and citizenship document, allowing U.S. citizens to travel internationally; and
WHEREAS, the U.S. Department of State’s Passport Services Directorate is responsible for issuing passports to U.S. citizens; and
WHEREAS, the Department of State has designated over 9,100 public sector facilities, called Passport Application Acceptance Facilities, to accept passport applications and ensure the integrity of the passport approval process; and
WHEREAS, Passport Application Acceptance Facilities are authorized to collect and retain the $25 execution fee required as part of all passport applications; and
WHEREAS, a public sector facility may apply to the Department of State’s National Passport Center to become designated as a Passport Application Acceptance Facility; and
WHEREAS, many post offices, clerks of court, public libraries and other state, county, and municipal government offices across the U.S., including some post offices and municipal government offices within Miami-Dade County, currently offer U.S. passport services as Passport Application Acceptance Facilities; and
WHEREAS, while the County at one time used to process U.S. passport applications at its ''Team Metro'' offices, this service was ultimately discontinued; and
WHEREAS, resuming this service by providing U.S. passport services at County facilities would offer a substantial and valuable benefit to residents; and
WHEREAS, in light of the potential for the benefits discussed above, a study regarding the feasibility of the County providing U.S. passport services to its residents, including a cost analysis for the service and an analysis detailing the most appropriate County facilities to provide the service, would be in the best interest of the citizens of Miami-Dade County,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board directs the County Mayor or County Mayor’s designee to prepare a study on the feasibility of the County providing U.S. passport services to its residents at County facilities, including a cost analysis for the service and an analysis detailing the most appropriate County facilities to provide the service, within ninety (90) days of the effective date of this Resolution via a written report.



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