CHAPTER 565
EMPLOYMENT OF THE HANDICAPPED

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Sec. 31-135. Governor's committee.
Sec. 31-136. Promotion of employment. Cooperation with President's Commission.
Sec. 31-137. Receipt of gifts and donations.
Sec. 31-138. National Employ the Handicapped Week.

      Sec. 31-135. Governor's committee. Section 31-135 is repealed.

      (1957, P.A. 525, S. 1; P.A. 73-274, S. 1, 2; P.A. 77-614, S. 609, 610.)

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      Sec. 31-136. Promotion of employment. Cooperation with President's Commission. The Labor Commissioner shall carry on a continuing program to promote the employment of handicapped persons by creating state-wide interest in the rehabilitation and employment of the handicapped and by obtaining and maintaining cooperation from all public and private groups in this field. The commissioner shall work in cooperation with the President's Commission on Employment of the Handicapped in order to more effectively carry out the purposes of this chapter.

      (1957, P.A. 525, S. 2; February, 1965, P.A. 361, S. 14; 1967, P.A. 543, S. 1; P.A. 73-616, S. 30; P.A. 77-128, S. 1; 77-614, S. 527, 610; P.A. 79-610, S. 38.)

      History: 1965 act authorized committee to employ executive secretary and clerical personnel; 1967 act authorized committee to contract with executive secretary to perform advisory, consulting and administrative services; P.A. 73-616 deleted provision added by 1967 act; P.A. 77-128 replaced President's Committee on Employment of the Physically Handicapped with President's Commission on Employment of the Handicapped; P.A. 77-614 replaced Governor's committee on the Employment of the Handicapped with commissioner of human resources and deleted provision authorizing committee to employ executive secretary and clerical personnel, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 79-610 replaced commissioner of human resources with labor commissioner.

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      Sec. 31-137. Receipt of gifts and donations. The Labor Commissioner is authorized to receive any gifts, grants or donations made for any of the purposes of any program under this chapter and to disburse and administer the same in accordance with the terms thereof.

      (September, 1957, P.A. 3, S. 1; P.A. 77-614, S. 528, 587, 610; P.A. 78-303, S. 85, 136; P.A. 79-610, S. 39; P.A. 80-483, S. 93, 186.)

      History: P.A. 77-614 and P.A. 78-303 replaced committee on employment of the handicapped with commissioner of human resources, effective January 1, 1979; P.A. 79-610 replaced commissioner of human resources with labor commissioner; P.A. 80-483 substituted "any program" for "its program".

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      Sec. 31-138. National Employ the Handicapped Week. The Governor shall designate the first full week in October of each year as "National Employ the Handicapped Week".

      (1957, P.A. 525, S. 3; P.A. 77-128, S. 2.)

      History: P.A. 77-128 dropped the word "Physically" from official designation of Handicapped Week.

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