[vendtalk] Expanded BEP in New York

Loren Wakefield isaiah5719 at mchsi.com
Sun Oct 3 23:51:10 UTC 2010

Would there be a way to get a copy of the language used to get it passed?  I 
firmly believe that Iowa needs a similar bill.

Loren Wakefield

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Charlie Richardson" <charlieofalbany at verizon.net>
To: <vendtalk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 02, 2010 6:59 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 
> today.
> There is also a new inclusion for the priority of all airports in the 
> state.
> 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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