[vendtalk] Expanded BEP in New York

Colleen McFadden mcfadden87 at cableone.net
Sun Oct 3 01:09:43 UTC 2010

Congradulations on your success!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charlie Richardson" <charlieofalbany at verizon.net>
To: <vendtalk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 02, 2010 5:59 PM
Subject: [vendtalk] Expanded BEP in New York

|    In 1992 when the mini Randolph-Sheppard was passed in New York there 
were exemptions to the priority.  State Universities, Corrections, Thruway 
and population of 400 or less employees were not covered.
| Two years ago we had drafted legislation removing those exemptions.  At 
first there was also an inclusion of vendors into the state benefit 
programs, but with too much in one bill we figured we should concentrate on 
what's more important, more business opportunities for blind people.
| The bill passed both houses this year and the governor just signed it in 
| There is also a new inclusion for the priority of all airports in the 
| This is huge and I'd like to thank all involved that have made this happen 
and also the governor for supporting it.
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