(a) If an existing or a new vending machine or a replacement for an existing vending machine is installed after the effective date of the amendments to this article on any public property, vending machine income shall accrue to the licensed blind person operating the food service facility on the same property or, if none, to the division of vocational rehabilitation. The licensed blind person, by contract or otherwise, shall be responsible for servicing and maintaining the vending machine or machines from which vending machine income is received.
(b) Vending machine income which accrues to the division of vocational rehabilitation pursuant to subsection (a) may be used for the following:
(1) Maintenance and replacement of equipment;
(2) Purchase of new equipment;
(3) Management services;
(4) Assuring a fair minimum return to vendors; and
(5) Establishing retirement funds, health insurance contributions, paid sick leave and paid vacation time for blind vendors.
(c) If vending machine income which accrues to the division of vocational rehabilitation pursuant to subsection (a) is limited, it may be used to earn federal funds on a matching basis.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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