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  178.160.  State to furnish funds for readers for blind students, when. — 1.  Whenever a blind person who is a citizen of this state and a pupil in actual attendance in a local school district program or a special school district program or in actual attendance at a college, university, technical or professional school located in this state and authorized by law to grant degrees, other than an institution established for the regular instruction of the blind, applies to rehabilitation services for the blind for the aid provided under this section, the state shall pay the sum of five hundred dollars per annum with which to employ a person or persons to read to the pupil from textbooks and pamphlets used by him in his studies at the college, university or school.

  2.  Blind persons who are eligible to receive the services of a reader under provisions of any other state or federal program are not eligible to receive the aid provided under this section.  However, money shall be paid under this section as matching funds to the extent required to provide services of a reader to blind persons who are eligible to receive the services of a reader under provisions of any other state or federal program, provided that the matching funds provided under this section shall not exceed five hundred dollars per annum.


(L. 1963 p. 200 § 13-16, A.L. 1977 H.B. 130, A.L. 1994 S.B. 619)

(Source: RSMo 1959 § 177.140)

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