CHAPTER 146

PROVIDING FOR PURCHASE OF BLIND MADE PRODUCTS BY STATE AGENCIES

AN ACT AMENDING TITLE 31, DELAWARE CODE OF 1953, ENTITLED "WELFARE" BY PROVIDING FOR THE PURCHASE OF BLIND MADE PRODUCTS BY STATE INSTITUTIONS AND AGENCIES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. Chapter 21, Title 31, Delaware Code of 1953 is amended by adding thereto the following new section:

§ 2115. Use of products and services of blind by State Agencies; exceptions; violation; penalty

(g) State institutions and agencies shall, where possible, purchase brooms, mops, rugs, rubber mats and other supplies, other than the product of prison labor, from the Delaware Commission for the Blind, provided that such goods and supplies are of standard quality and price.

(h) State institutions and agencies requiring piano tuning or chair seating shall employ persons recommended by the Delaware Commission for the Blind, provided that such persons are qualified and the service rendered is of standard quality and price.

(i) When convenience or emergency requires it the executive secretary of the Delaware Commission for the Blind may upon request of the purchasing officer of any institution or agency relieve him from the obligation of this section.

(j) Any purchasing officer who violates the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished accordingly.

Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 1953.

Approved June 22, 1953.