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LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

U.S. SENATE,
COMMITTEE ON LABOR AND PUBLIC WELFARE,

Washington, D.C., February 25, 1972.
Hon. HARRISON A. WILLIAMS, Jr.,
Chairman, Committee on Labor and Public Welfare,
New Senate Office Building, Washington, D.C.

DEAR MR. CHAIRMAN: The publication of this compilation of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act is, in my estimation, most timely and necessary. Under your wise guidance, the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Handicapped Workers has been expanded to include all legislation dealing with the handicapped. The subcommittee's name has been changed to reflect the assumption of its important new duties.

As Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Handicapped, I look forward to the challenge of developing, with your assistance and that of the other members of our committee, vital legislation to meet the very substantial needs of all handicapped Americans. I deeply believe that I, and the members of the new subcommittee, share an obligation to face this challenge in the months and years ahead, and I commit myself fully to the task.

As you know, one of the first legislative assignments of the Subcommittee on the Handicapped is the extension and improvement of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act. I am pleased, therefore, to transmit to you this compilation of the Act, and request that it be published as a committee print. Sincerely,

JENNINGS RANDOLPH, Chairman, Subcommittee on the Handicapped.

NOTE

The Vocational Rehabilitation Act (29 U.S.C., ch. 4) was originally enacted in 1920 as the National Civilian Vocational Rehabilitation Act (P.L. 66-236, 41 Stat. 735). In 1943, P.L. 78–113 broadened the concept of rehabilitation. Since then the Act has been amended by P.L. 83-565, P.L. 84-937, P.L. 85-198, P.L. 85-213, P.L. 86-70, P.L. 86–624, P.L. 89–333, P.L. 90–99, P.L. 90–391, and P.L. 91–610.

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Sec.

Foreword...

Letter of Transmittal.

Note --

1. Authorization of appropriations for grants; purposes for which avail-

able----

Authorizations for sections 2, 3, and 4 for fiscal years 1966, 1967,

1968, 1969, 1970, and 1971.

2. Grants to States for vocational rehabilitation services.

Allotments; Federal share; private contributions.

3. Grants to States for innovation of vocational rehabilitation services..

Allotments; project purposes; Federal share; transition provisions.

4. Grants for special projects---

Research, demonstration, and training; contracts with industry;

new career opportunities; expansion of vocational rehabilitation

services; National Advisory Council on Vocational Rehabilita-

tion,

5. State plans.-

Requirements governing the provisions and content of State plans.

6. Method of computing and making payments under sections 2 and 3..

7. Administration.

Technical assistance to States; short-term training; research

fellowships; dissemination of information; conduct of research

directly or by contract.

8. Promotion of employment opportunities.

9. Peports

10. Authorization of appropriation for administration.

11. Definitions..

12. Grants for construction and staffing of rehabilitation facilities.

13. Rehabilitation facility improvement..

Grants for projects for training services; improvement grants;

technical assistance; National Policy and Performance Council.

14. Waiver of statewideness requirements for locally financed activity-

15. Vocational evaluation and work adjustment..

16. National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults.

17. Project grants for services for migratory agricultural workers.

18. Short title.

Other Federal laws relating to vocational rehabilitation.

Legislative History (P.L. 90–99; P.L. 90–391; P.L. 91-610)-

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