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                         Laws of Minnesota 1983 

                         CHAPTER 27--H.F.No. 182
           An act relating to the metropolitan transit commission;
          providing for special fares for jobseekers; amending 
          Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 473.408, subdivision 
          5, and by adding a subdivision. 
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 473.408, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 3a.  [SPECIAL FARES FOR JOBSEEKERS.] The commission 
may print or have printed special bus passes for jobseekers, and 
shall distribute the passes to government agencies, civic and 
community organizations and other nonprofit organizations which 
assist persons seeking employment and which the commission 
determines will use the passes in compliance with the intent of 
this subdivision.  Agencies and organizations receiving the 
passes may use them only for loaning at no charge to unemployed 
or underemployed persons who are actively seeking employment, 
and persons using the passes may use them only while engaged in 
travel relating to the seeking of employment.  Agencies and 
organizations receiving the passes are responsible for the use 
of the passes in conformity with this subdivision.  From Monday 
through Friday, during the off-peak hours specified by the 
commission, the commission may charge a reduced fare for persons 
displaying cards issued pursuant to this subdivision.  
    This subdivision expires June 30, 1985.  
    Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 473.408, 
subdivision 5, is amended to read: 
    Subd. 5.  [OTHER REDUCED FARES PROHIBITED; EXCEPTION.] 
Except for the advance sale of service through special passes or 
for other special promotional efforts, and except as provided in 
subdivisions 3 and 4 and section 1, the commission and other 
operators shall may not grant any reduced fares for regular 
route bus service. 
     Sec. 3.  Minnesota Statutes 1982, section 473.408, is 
amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
    Subd. 3b.  [JOBSEEKER FARE NOT A SOCIAL FARE.] The reduced 
fare for jobseekers under section 1 is not a social fare for 
which the commission may receive reimbursement under section 
174.24, subdivision 4.  
    Sec. 4.  [EFFECTIVE DATE.] 
    This act is effective the day following final enactment.  
    Approved April 13, 1983