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      RS 23:3042     


§3042.  Definitions

As used in this Chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

(1)  "Active Participation" means an ongoing process of good-faith negotiations between Louisiana Rehabilitation Services and the Louisiana Blind Vendors Elected Committee to achieve joint planning of policies, procedures, standards, rules, and regulations affecting the overall operation of the Business Enterprise Program prior to implementation by Louisiana Rehabilitation Services. Louisiana Rehabilitation Services shall have final authority and responsibility in all decisions relative to the administration and operation of the Business Enterprise Program. Active participation shall include the requirements set forth in 34 CFR 395.14 (b)(1), (3), and (4).

(2)  "Agency" means the Louisiana Rehabilitation Services program of the office of workforce development within the Louisiana Workforce Commission, which licenses blind vendors.

(3)  "Blind Enterprise Program" means the services available to establish business enterprises and other similar programs for persons who are blind as provided in the Randolph-Sheppard Act.

(4)  "Blind vendors" means those individuals who are classified under state and federal regulations as legally blind and who are licensed to and have a permit to operate vending facilities on state, federal, or other property.

(5)  "Board" means the Blind Vendors Trust Fund Advisory Board.

(6)  "Department" means Louisiana Rehabilitation Services.

(7)  "Fund" means the Blind Vendors Trust Fund.

(8)  "Management Services" means supervision, inspection, quality control, consultation, accounting, regulating, in-service training, and other related services provided on a systematic basis to support and improve vending facilities operated by blind vendors.  Management services do not include those services or costs which pertain to the ongoing operation of an individual facility after the initial establishment period.

(9)  "Randolph-Sheppard Act" means the federal law which enables the Blind Enterprise Program under the authority of 20 U.S.C. §107 et seq.

Acts 2010, No. 939, §2, eff. July 1, 2010; Acts 2014, No. 761, §1, eff. June 19, 2014.

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