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Laws of Minnesota 1991 CHAPTER 328-S.F.No. 782 An act relating to jobs and training; requiring the commissioner of jobs and training to contract for the provision of comprehensive adjustment-to-blindness training services; amending Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 248.07, by adding a subdivision. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1990, section 248.07, is amended by adding a subdivision to read: Subd. 16. [ADJUSTMENT-TO-BLINDNESS TRAINING.] (a) The commissioner of jobs and training shall enter into contracts or agreements to provide comprehensive adjustment-to-blindness training services to blind and visually handicapped persons. Services available must include, but not be limited to, instruction in Braille reading and writing, the use of the long white cane for independent travel, home management and self management, typing and computer technology, career exploration, and seminars on positive adjustment to blindness. In entering into contracts or agreements to provide adjustment-to-blindness services, the commissioner shall, when in the best interests of the client, utilize services available from qualified nonprofit agencies or organizations who: (1) are administered by a governing board composed of a majority of individuals who are blind; (2) substantially involve individuals who are blind in policy direction and management; and (3) employ individuals who are blind at all levels of operation. (b) This subdivision does not limit the commissioner's authority to enter into contracts or agreements for any service with other qualified agencies or organizations. Presented to the governor May 31, 1991 Signed by the governor June 4, 1991, 8:55 p.m.