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     49-31-50.   Telecommunication funds for persons with hearing and other disabilities--Continuous appropriation. There is created in the state treasury the telecommunication fund for the deaf and the telecommunication fund for other disabilities for the deposit and disbursement of money collected pursuant to the provisions of §§ 49-31-49 and 49-31-51. There is hereby continuously appropriated the sum of two hundred thousand dollars ($200,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, each year from the telecommunication fund for the deaf to the Department of Human Services to provide one or two cochlear implants to any child who suffers from severe to profound hearing loss. The child shall be less than twenty-one years of age at the time of the implant.

Source: SL 1989, ch 401, § 3; SL 1990, ch 373, § 1; SL 1997, ch 267, § 4; SL 2005, ch 246, § 1; SL 2007, ch 268, § 1; SL 2010, ch 222, § 1; SL 2014, ch 221, § 4.

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