SSB Notices and Announcements
SSB's Rulemaking Process for the Business Enterprises Program Completed
State Services for the Blind has completed a rulemaking process for the Business Enterprises Program, Minnesota Rules 3321.
The division removed and updated archaic language; clarified terms and processes; ensured consistent use of terminology; modified rule format; and made some policy changes.
The division appointed an advisory committee to comment on and review the proposed rules. The advisory committee consisted of the Operator Management Committee, an elected body representing all current licensed blind vendors operating vending stands and business enterprises in the Business Enterprises Program.
The Operator Management Committee is constituted pursuant to Code of Federal Regulations, title 34, section 395.14, to, among other duties, “…actively participate with the State licensing agency in major administrative decisions and policy and program development decisions affecting the overall administration of the State's vending facility program.”
Legal documents related to SSB’s rulemaking process are posted on the Department of Employment and Economic Development’s Rulemaking Docket page.
The 2012 State Services for the Blind Annual Report (word version) includes a summary of resources spent and allocated, along with statistics that illustrate the impact and scope of SSB programming. Client profiles highlight the impact our services have on individuals.