Federal Randolph-Sheppard Act of 1936,
20 USC 107 et. seq., as amended 1954 & 1974
Louisiana Mini Randolph-Sheppard Act
R.S.46:333 (reprinted from document provided by our State Licensing Agency)
§333. Preference to blind in operation of concessions in public buildings
A. State agencies, boards, commissions, and institutions owning, maintaining, or
controlling state property shall in all cases give preference to blind persons, under the administration of the Department of Social Services, in the operation of vending stands, vending machines, and other small business concessions to be operated on the premises. No other vending stands, vending machines, or small business concessions shall be operated on the same premises with vending stands, vending machines, or other small business concessions operated, or contemplated, under the provisions of this Section. No blind person under this Subpart shall be required to pay any fee, service charge, or equivalent thereof upon the operation of a vending stand, vending machines, and other small business concessions in public buildings or premises, nor shall the blind person be disturbed in the security of the operation of the vending stand, vending machine, and other small business concession in any way, without reasonable or just cause.
B. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to state colleges and universities contracting for food services, vending operations, or other such services.
C. The provisions of this Section shall not apply to state developmental centers within the Department of Health and Hospitals as provided by R.S. 36:2S9(C)(13) through (22) which operate canteens, vending stands, vending machines, or other such vending services on the premises for clients and employees when such operations are provided directly by the institution.
Amended by Acts 1960, No. 62,§ 1; Acts 1976, No. 480,§ §1, 2; Acts 1978, No. 786,§ 6, eff. July 17, 1978; Acts 1994, 3rd Ex. Sess., No. 90,§ 1.