CHAPTER 259

FORMERLY

HOUSE BILL NO. 617

AS AMENDED BY HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO THE SHELTERED WORKSHOP PROGRAM OF THE DIVISION FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend Section 9603 of Title 16, Delaware Code, by striking Subsection (a) in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new Subsection (a):

"(a) A Commission for the Purchase of Products and Services of the Blind shall be appointed by the Governor to advise the Director of the Division for the Visually Impaired in the management of the Sheltered Workshop operated by the Division. The Commission shall be composed of nine members as follows: from the private sector, a person with business experience in production, a person *flied in marketing, a person experienced In industrial purchasing, a person experienced in industrial engineering, a person experienced in sales, a person experienced in accounting, a person experienced in the field of advertising; and from State government, the Director of Purchasing and the Secretary of Finance or their designated representatives, and, ex officio, the Director of the Division for the Visually Impaired. The members of the Commission shall he appointed for terms of four years and shall serve until new appointments are made at the end of their terms. Four of the members appointed in 1982 shall serve terms of two years In order to stagger the expiration dates of the terms of the members from the private sector. No more than five of the members from the private sector shall be members of the same political party."

Section 2. Amend Chapter 96, Title 16, Delaware Code, by striking Section 9804 in its entirety and substituting in lieu thereof the following new Section 9604:

"§9604. The Commission for the Purchase of Products and Services of the Blind.

(a) The Commission for the Purchase of Products and Services of the Blind shall provide a market for products and services of visually handicapped and otherwise disabled persons. The Director of the Division for the Visually Impaired shall determined, with the advice of the Commission, the price of all products manufactured and services provided by the Workshop which are offered for sale to the various agencies of the State. The price shall recover for the Workshop the cost of raw materials, labor, overhead and delivery costs, but shall not include a profit to the Commission or to the Workshop. The Director, with the advice of the Commission, may revise such prices from time to time in accordance with changing cost factors, and may make such rules and regulations regarding specifications, time of delivery and other matters of operation as shall be necessary to carry out the purposes of the Workshop and this Chapter.

(b) The Commission may create subcommittees to facilitate its work. It shall act as an advisory committee to the Director of the Division for the Visually Impaired In the operation of the Workshop and shall provide technical assistance to the Workshop in the areas of sales promotion, public relations, market development, market analysis, and budget preparation.

(c) The Director shall publish periodically a list of products and services provided by the Workshop for the Blind which the Commission recommends as suitable for procurement by agencies of this State pursuant to the provisions of this Chapter. The list shall be distributed thereafter to every person who procures materials for each agency of the State."

Section 3. This Act shall take effect 30 days following its enactment Into law. Current members of the Commission for the Purchase of Products and Services of the Blind shall serve as interim Commission members until such time as the Governor appoints each new member of the Commission.

Approved June 9, 1982.