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Session Laws, 1986
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3554

JOINT RESOLUTIONS

Hughes, Governor of Maryland, the Honorable Benjamin L. Cardin,
Speaker of the House of Delegates, and the Honorable Melvin A.
Steinberg, President of the Senate of Maryland.

Signed May 13, 1986.

No. 2 2

(House Joint Resolution No. 5)

A House Joint Resolution concerning

Task Force to Study the "White Cane Law"

FOR the purpose of requesting that the Governor establish a task
force to study the "White Cane Law"; providing that the task
force examine the enforcement, administration, or need to
revise the "White Cane Law"; providing for the membership
and appointment of the task force; and generally relating to
a task force to examine the "White Cane Law" that protects
the rights of certain blind or visually handicapped
individuals.

WHEREAS, It is the policy of this State to encourage and
enable the blind or the visually handicapped to participate fully
in the social and economic life of the State and to engage in
gainful employment; and

WHEREAS, It is the policy of this State that the blind or
visually handicapped be employed in the State service, the
service of the political subdivisions of the State, in the public
schools, and in all other employment supported in whole or in
part by public funds on the same terms and conditions as the
persons not so handicapped, unless it is shown that the
particular handicap prevents the performance of the work
involved; and

WHEREAS, The blind or the visually handicapped have the same
right as the persons not so handicapped to the full and free use
of the streets, highways, sidewalks, walkways, public buildings,
public facilities, and other public places; and

WHEREAS, The blind or the visually handicapped are entitled
to full and equal accommodations, advantages, facilities, and
privileges of all common carriers, airplanes, motor vehicles,
railroad trains, motor buses, streetcars, boats, or other public
conveyances or modes of transportation, hotels, lodging places,
places of public accommodations, amusement, or resort, or other
places to which the general public is invited, subject only to
the conditions and limitations established by law and applicable
to all persons; and

 

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