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Section 133A. The officer, board or other authority in charge of any buildings or property of the commonwealth, or any county thereof, with the exception of any building, land, or other real property under the jurisdiction of any state university or state institution of higher learning, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary:

(1) Shall adopt such policies and take such actions as may be necessary to assure that blind persons licensed by the commission for the blind will be given preference in the establishment and operation of vending facilities on property under their jurisdiction.

(2) Shall cooperate with the commission in surveys of property and buildings under their control in order to find suitable locations for the operation of vending facilities by blind persons, and after it has been determined that there is need for a vending facility and after the commission has determined that such a facility may be properly and satisfactorily operated by a blind person, shall cooperate with the commission in the installation of such vending facility.

(3) Shall no later than December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and eighty-three, notify the commission in writing of any and all existing locations where vending facilities might be operated by the commission under the Randolph-Shepard Vending Facility Program.

(4) Shall no less than thirty days prior to the reactivation or licensing for the operation of any vending facility inform the commission of such contemplated action.

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