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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.