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2017 Regular Session
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Regular Sponsors: Human Services and Housing
Bill Title: Relating to persons who are blind; and prescribing an effective date.
Catchline/Summary: Requires state agencies, departments and political subdivisions to grant to persons who are blind priority to establish and operate vending facilities in public buildings and preference to operate cafeterias in public buildings and vending facilities in community colleges.
Requires state agencies, departments and political subdivisions to grant to persons who are blind priority to establish and operate vending facilities in public buildings and preference to operate cafeterias in public buildings and vending facilities in community colleges. Clarifies that state agencies, departments and political subdivisions shall procure certain services from Commission for the Blind. Requires commission to collect percentage of net proceeds earned by vending facility and use moneys collected for specified purposes. Allows vendor who is blind to enter into agreement with subcontractor, approved by commission, to operate vending facility. Requires commission to submit annual report to interim committees of Legislative Assembly. Requires commission to decrease percentage of net proceeds collected if vending facility offers certain vending items or employs person who is blind, person with disability or veteran. Sunsets December 31, 2019. Takes effect on 91st day following adjournment sine die.
Chapter Number: Chapter 717
Fiscal Impact: Fiscal Impact Issued
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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