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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 45. Department For The Blind And Vision Impaired
Chapter 20. Regulations to Govern the Operation of Vending Facilities in Public Buildings and Other Property

22VAC45-20-110. Setting aside of funds.

A. Funds will be set aside from the net proceeds of the operations of the vending facilities under the program and from retained vending machine income according to the formula submitted to and approved by the U.S. Commissioner of Rehabilitation Services Administration and the U.S. Secretary of Education in an amount determined to be reasonable.

B. These charges shall be assessed quarterly. Statements shall be prepared and rendered, along with settlement, to each blind vendor at least quarterly.

C. Moneys collected from the setting aside of funds shall be used solely for the following purposes:

1. Maintenance and replacement of equipment;

2. Purchase of new equipment;

3. Management services;

4. Assuring a fair minimum return to vendors; and

5. The establishment and maintenance of retirement or pension funds, health insurance contributions, and provision for paid sick leave and vacation time, if it is so determined by a majority vote of blind vendors licensed by the state licensing agency, after such agency provides to each vendor information on all matters relevant to such proposed purposes.

D. The charge for each of the listed purposes will be determined by the department on the basis of records or expenditures made for each of these purposes over a reasonable period of time, with allowances for reasonable charges for improving services, fluctuation in costs, and for program expansion. The charges shall be reviewed and approved by the commissioner of the department with the assistance of the operations management team. Charges will be reevaluated periodically and necessary adjustments made. Adequate records will be maintained by the department to support the reasonableness of the charge for each of the purposes listed, including any reserves necessary to assure that such purposes can be achieved on a consistent basis.

E. The policy on setting aside of funds shall be reviewed annually with the active participation of the vending facility vendors council.

Statutory Authority

§§ 51.5-65 and 51.5-78 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR670-02-1 § 4.1, eff. March 28, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 35, Issue 23, eff. August 23, 2019.

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