House Bill 384
151st General Assembly (2021 - 2022)
The General Assembly has ended, the current status is the final status.
AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 16 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO STATEWIDE CONTRACTS TO SUPPORT EMPLOYMENT FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.
This Act is a result of the Joint Legislative Oversight and Sunset Committee’s (“JLOSC”) review of the Division for the Visually Impaired. Under this Act, the Delaware Industries for the Blind (“DIB”) is repealed. DIB closed operations in March 2017 after experiencing several challenges, including all of the following: - Responding to the recession. - Reduction of resources permitted for state agencies to award employee recognition rewards. - Being classified as a sheltered workshop. - An ineffective and inefficient business model that ultimately resulted in cash flow issues. This Act also makes needed updates to § 9606, Title 16, which relates to the Blind Enterprise Program, a program under Delaware’s Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, authorized by the federal Randolph-Sheppard Act, and monitored by the federal Rehabilitation Services Administration. Finally, this Act makes technical corrections to conform existing law to the standards of the Delaware Legislative Drafting Manual.