In Michigan, the Business Enterprise Program is operated under authority of two separate Acts and their promulgated rules.
The law that initiated the concept of a program to provide employment to blind people is the Randolph-Sheppard Act, of 1936, PL 93-516 as amended, 20 U.S.C. 107 to 107F. This act deals with the operation of vending facilities on federal property. Below is a Word version of the Randolph-Sheppard Act and specific attachments:
Randolph-Sheppard Act (Word)
- Attachment A - Findings (Word)
- Attachment B - Additional Staff Responsibilities (Word)
- Attachment C - Standards, Studies and Reports (Word)
Additionally, Michigan Public Act 260 of 1978 being section 393.351 et seq. of the Michigan Compiled Laws, provides authority granting priority to blind people to operate concessions on certain State property.
Below is a link to Michigan's State Vending Facility Program Rules.
BEP State Rules (Word)