Every person in charge of governmental property to be substantially renovated or who is responsible for the acquisition, lease, or rental of such property shall consult with the director of the bureau of services for the visually impaired prior to such renovation, acquisition, lease, or rental to determine if sufficient numbers of persons will be using such property to support a suitable vending facility. If the director determines that such property would be a satisfactory site for a suitable vending facility, provision shall be made for electrical outlets, plumbing fixtures, and other requirements for the installation and operation of a suitable vending facility. In the case of a state university, medical university , technical college, state community college, community college, university branch district, or state-affiliated college or university, the decision to establish a suitable vending facility shall be made jointly by the director of services for the visually impaired and proper administrative authorities of the state or state-affiliated college or university.
The bureau shall provide each suitable vending facility with equipment and an adequate initial stock of suitable articles to be vended. An inventory shall be made of each suitable vending facility at least once every six months. Each blind licensee may make the blind licensee's own inventory on forms prescribed by the bureau, provided that the bureau shall retain the right to make its own inventory at any mutually agreeable time. Each blind licensee may employ and discharge personnel required to operate the blind licensee's vending facility, but employment preference shall be given to blind persons capable of discharging the required duties, and at all times at least one-half of the employees shall be blind.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.18,HB 139, §1, eff. 4/29/2011.
Effective Date: 08-05-1981