Standards, Studies, and Reports

ATTACHMENT C

SEC. 210. (a) The Secretary, through the Commissioner, after a period of study not to exceed six months following the date of enactment of this title, and after full consultation with, and full consideration of the views of, blind vendors and State licensing agencies, shall promulgate national standards for funds set aside pursuant to section 3(3) of the Randolph-Sheppard Act which include maximum and minimum amounts for such funds, and appropriate contributions, if any, to such funds by blind vendors.

(b)(1) The Secretary shall study the feasibility and desirability of establishing a nationally administered retirement, pension, and health insurance system for blind licensees, and such study shall include, but not be limited to, consideration of eligibility standards, amounts and sources of contributions, number of potential participants, total costs, and alternative forms of administration, including trust funds and revolving funds.

(2) The Secretary shall, within one year following the date of enactment of this title, complete the study required by paragraph (1) of this subsection and report his findings, together with any recommendations, to the President and the Congress.

(c) The Secretary shall, not later than September 30, 1975, complete an evaluation of the method of assigning vending machine income under section 7(b)(1) of the Randolph-Sheppard Act, including its effect on the growth of the program authorized by the Act, and on the operation of nonappropriated fund activities, and within thirty days thereafter he shall report his findings, together with any recommendations, to the appropriate committees of the Congress.

(d) Each State licensing agency shall, within one year following the date of enactment of this title, submit to the Secretary a report, with appropriate supporting documentation, which shows the actions taken by such agency to meet the requirements of section 2(a)(1) of the Randolph-Sheppard Act.