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The DC Code: § 32-301 Purpose.

Index32 Labor. (Refs & Annos)
a
The purpose of this chapter is to further the policy of the District of Columbia to encourage and assist blind individuals and individuals with other severe disabilities to achieve maximum personal independence through useful and productive gainful employment by assuring an expanded and constant market for products and services for blind individuals and individuals with other severe disabilities thereby enhancing their dignity and capacity for self-support.
b
Further, it is the purpose of this chapter to create employment opportunities for blind individuals and individuals with other severe disabilities which enhance training, evaluation, adjustment and open market employment for those persons who become sufficiently capable.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 36-601. 1973 Ed., § 36-801. Effect of Amendments D.C. Law 16-305 substituted "individuals and individuals with other severe disabilities" for "and other severely handicapped individuals" and "products and services for blind individuals and individuals for with other severe disabilities" for "blind and other severely handicapped products and services". Legislative History of Laws Law 2-128, the "Employment Opportunities Act of 1978," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 2-151, which was referred to the Committee on Government Operations. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on July 11, 1978, and July 25, 1978, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on August 17, 1978, it was assigned Act No. 2-263 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. For Law 16-305, see notes following § 32-241. DC CODE § 32-301 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Mar. 3, 1979, D.C. Law 2-128, § 2, 25 DCR 2236; Apr. 24, 2007, D.C. Law 16-305, § 45(a), 53 DCR 6198.)