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H.427

Introduced by   Representatives French of Randolph, Fisher of Lincoln, Frank of Underhill and Pugh of S. Burlington

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Health; accessibility; physical disabilities

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to authorize the commissioner of aging and independent living to award grants to persons with disabilities for the purpose of providing financial assistance for expenses related to making a motor vehicle wheelchair accessible.

AN ACT RELATING TO WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  33 V.S.A. § 506 is added to read:

§ 506.  WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY; GRANTS

The commissioner shall establish by rule standards for awarding grants to persons with disabilities, or their guardians, for the purpose of providing financial assistance for expenses related to making a motor vehicle wheelchair accessible.  The rules shall establish a formula for determining the amount of grants awarded under this section and minimum eligibility standards for such awards.

Sec. 2.  APPROPRIATION

There is appropriated to the department of aging and independent living the amount of $480,000.00 in general funds to be used for awarding grants under section 506 of Title 33.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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