SENATE BILL 124
54th legislature - STATE OF NEW MEXICO - second session, 2020
RELATING TO THE COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND; ELIMINATING A REQUIREMENT TO MAINTAIN A REGISTER OF BLIND PERSONS DOMICILED IN NEW MEXICO.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. Section 28-7-17 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1986, Chapter 108, Section 3) is amended to read:
"28-7-17. COMMISSION FOR THE BLIND--POWERS AND DUTIES.--The commission for the blind shall:
A. apply for and receive money from any state or federal agency to be used for purposes relating to blindness and receive on behalf of the state any gifts, donations or bequests from any source, to be used in carrying out the commission's duties;
[B. maintain a complete register of blind persons domiciled in New Mexico, specifying the nature and cause of blindness, capacity and need for educational or industrial training and other pertinent information;
C.] B. maintain bureaus of information and industrial assistance to help blind persons find employment, train them in work [which] that may be pursued in their own homes and assist them in merchandising and marketing their goods;
[D.] C. establish, equip and maintain a center with qualified instructors for vocational, industrial and other training of eligible blind persons. The center shall also provide for orientation and assistance for the adjustment of blind persons;
[E.] D. research and study the causes of blindness and its prevention in cooperation with the state or any other entity [which] that the commission deems appropriate;
[F.] E. cooperate with appropriate state agencies in the adoption and carrying out of preventive measures relating to blindness;
[G.] F. promulgate rules and regulations necessary to effectuate the provisions of the Commission for the Blind Act; and
[H.] G. publish an annual report on the activities and services of the commission."
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