2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Committee Approved)

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Newsline Reading Service for the Blind

Item 370 #1s

Item 370 #1s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Health And Human Resources
Blind and Vision Impaired, Department for the FY2005 $0 FY2006 $50,000 GF

Page 356, line 32, strike "$509,328" and insert "$559,328".

(This amendment provides $50,000 from the general fund the second year to establish operating support for the NFB-Newsline®, a telephone dial-in newspaper service for blind persons made available to state sponsors through the National Federation of the Blind in Baltimore. The service allows blind persons to use a toll-free phone line to access over 100 newspapers and magazines from their home phone. In FY 2005, the Department for the Blind and Visually Impaired provided start-up funding for this service from its endowment funds.)