Rep. Elaine Nekritz

Filed: 5/15/2009





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2     AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 577 by replacing
3 everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4     "Section 5. The Regional Transportation Authority Act is
5 amended by adding Section 3B.09b as follows:
6     (70 ILCS 3615/3B.09b new)
7     Sec. 3B.09b. Payment of fares by credit card.
8     (a) By February 28, 2010, the Commuter Rail Board shall
9 allow passengers to purchase fares by credit card (i) through
10 an Internet website operated by the Board, (ii) at its LaSalle
11 Street Station, Union Station, Ogilvie Transportation Center,
12 and Millenium Station, (iii) at stations with agents, and (iv)
13 from vending machines capable of providing fares by credit card
14 at the 14 largest stations on the Metra Electric Line.
15     (b) The Board may not require a passenger who chooses to
16 purchase a fare by credit card to pay an additional fee.



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1     Section 90. The State Mandates Act is amended by adding
2 Section 8.33 as follows:
3     (30 ILCS 805/8.33 new)
4     Sec. 8.33. Exempt mandate. Notwithstanding Sections 6 and 8
5 of this Act, no reimbursement by the State is required for the
6 implementation of any mandate created by this amendatory Act of
7 the 96th General Assembly.".