.................... moves to amend H.F. No. 809 as follows:
Delete everything after the enacting clause and insert:
"Section 1. DISCOUNT TRANSIT PASSES PILOT PROGRAM.
1.4The Metropolitan Council shall establish a pilot program and policies to sell transit
1.5fare media at a 50 percent discount to eligible charitable organizations for use by homeless
1.6individuals. For the purposes of this section, "eligible charitable organization" means a
1.7charitable organization described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that
1.8provides services for homeless individuals, and "homeless individuals" means homeless
1.9individuals or persons as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 116L.361, subdivision 5.
1.10The pilot program is limited to no more than ten charitable organizations and terminates
1.11March 15, 2011.
Sec. 2. REPORT.
1.13By January 15, 2011, the chair of the Metropolitan Council shall prepare and
1.14submit a report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of
1.15representatives committees having jurisdiction over transportation. The chair shall prepare
1.16and submit the report with existing agency staff and resources. The report on the pilot
1.17program must include a list of sales made under this section, including organization name
1.18and the volume of fare media purchased, the costs of providing the discounted service, and
1.19revenue impacts on the council's transit system.
Sec. 3. APPLICATION.
1.21Sections 1 and 2 apply in the counties of Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey,
1.22Scott, and Washington.
Sec. 4. EFFECTIVE DATE.
1.24Sections 1 and 2 are effective September 1, 2009.
Amend the title as follows:
Page 1, line 2, after the semicolon, insert "establishing pilot program for"
Page 1, line 3, delete everything after "report" and insert a period
Page 1, delete lines 4 and 5