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Information on Minnesota State Agencies, Boards, Task Forces, and Commissions

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Council for the Blind

Active dates:1985 -1993
Function: Advise the commissioner of human services concerning qualifications for director of services for the blind; development of policies, programs, and services affecting the blind; and policies relating to eligibility determinations. Also, create public awareness of the needs of blind people; and review services, programs, and proposed legislation affecting blind and visually disabled people.
Succeeded by:
Rehabilitation Advisory Council for the Blind
History: Succeeded by Rehabilitation Advisory Council for the Blind (1993 Minn. Laws Chap. 97).
Membership: 9 members (at least 4 must be blind or visually handicapped); appointed by commissioner of human services; staggered 3-year terms; compensation governed by Minn. Stat. 15.075. (1991)

Entries for this agency in the Annual Compilation and Statistical Report of Multi-Member Agencies Report: 1992, 1991, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987, 1986.

Note: This report provides membership details as well as meeting information and a summary of the group's activities.

Notes: Listed in Guidebook under Jobs and Training Department.
News clippings and documents. Agencies Notebook Collection, 1985-2004.
Record last updated: 08/01/2012

All information on this group from the Library’s collection of agency notebooks has been digitized. These materials are incorporated into the “documents/articles” section of the record. Please contact a librarian with any questions. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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