Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 17 of chapter 19B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1986 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following two paragraphs:-
The department may provide reimbursement for transportation costs to any mentally retarded person competitively employed, who because of age or receipt of a high school diploma is no longer eligible for services provided under chapter seventy-one B and who is unable to use public transportation, or any other transportation such as car pools or available family transportation, due to the location of the person's residence or place of employment or due to the person's disability.
The amount of such reimbursement shall be determined by the department on a sliding fee scale. The department shall promulgate rules and regulations that limit reimbursements to reasonable transportation costs.