Section 21-1-15

Department of adult blind and deaf established; appropriations; operation of library service.

There shall be at the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind a separate department of adult blind and deaf. Legislative appropriations for the department shall be made separate and apart from the legislative appropriations made for the support and operation of the institute. The department shall have authority to establish and to operate a library service for blind, visually handicapped, deaf, or severely handicapped persons, and the department is hereby designated as the official agency to operate a regional library for the blind, visually handicapped, deaf, and severely handicapped.

(Acts 1939, No. 467, p. 680; Code 1940, T. 52, §528; Acts 1969, No. 425, p. 829, §1.)