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§ 6701.3. Establishment of Telecommunication Device Distribution Program

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 35 P.S. Health and SafetyEffective: January 28, 2005

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 35 P.S. Health and Safety (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 35A. Universal Telecommunications and Print Media Access Act
Effective: January 28, 2005
35 P.S. § 6701.3
§ 6701.3. Establishment of Telecommunication Device Distribution Program
(a) Establishment.--The Telecommunication Device Distribution Program is hereby established. It shall be a program whereby telecommunication devices for people with disabilities are distributed at no charge to the distributee.
(b) Administration.--The executive director of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation of the department, in cooperation with other State agencies which serve people with disabilities, shall oversee implementation of the Telecommunication Device Distribution Program. To this end, the executive director may do any of the following:
(1) Establish criteria of eligibility in accordance with subsection (c) and adopt regulations and forms consistent with the act of July 31, 1968 (P.L. 769, No. 240),1 referred to as the Commonwealth Documents Law.
(2) Facilitate coordination of funds required for the distribution system with selected centers for independent living or selected not-for-profit agencies having experience in serving persons with hearing or speech disabilities.
(3) Determine, in cooperation with other State agencies, the funds required for the distribution system and provide information to the commission as required under section 4.2
(c) To qualify as distributee.--Each recipient of a telecommunication device shall meet the following criteria:
(1) Be a resident of this Commonwealth.
(2) Qualify as a person with a disability.
(3) Have telephone service, possess the ability to learn how to use a telecommunication device.
(4) Be six years of age or older.
(5) Have a gross income of less than 200% of the Federal poverty level as determined in accordance with the Link Up America guidelines.

Credits

1995, July 6, P.L. 255, No. 34, § 3, imd. effective. Amended 2004, Nov. 29, P.L. 1352, No. 174, § 3, effective in 60 days [Jan. 28, 2005].

Footnotes

45 P.S. § 1201 et seq.
35 P.S. § 6701.4.
35 P.S. § 6701.3, PA ST 35 P.S. § 6701.3
Current through Act 11 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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