29 U.S. Code § 712 - Information clearinghouse
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(a) Establishment; information and resources for individuals with disabilities
The Secretary shall establish a central clearinghouse for information and resource availability for individuals with disabilities which shall provide information and data regarding—
(1) the location, provision, and availability of services and programs for individuals with disabilities, including such information and data provided by State workforce investment boards regarding such services and programs authorized under title I of such Act; 
(2) research and recent medical and scientific developments bearing on disabilities (and their prevention, amelioration, causes, and cures); and
The clearinghouse shall also provide any other relevant information and data which the Secretary considers appropriate.
(b) Information and data retrieval system
The Commissioner may assist the Secretary to develop within the Department of Education a coordinated system of information and data retrieval, which will have the capacity and responsibility to provide information regarding the information and data referred to in subsection (a) of this section to the Congress, public and private agencies and organizations, individuals with disabilities and their families, professionals in fields serving such individuals, and the general public.
(c) Office of Information and Resources for Individuals with Disabilities
The office established to carry out the provisions of this section shall be known as the “Office of Information and Resources for Individuals with Disabilities”.
(d) Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section such sums as may be necessary.
 See References in Text note below.
Source(Pub. L. 93–112, § 15, formerly § 13, as added Pub. L. 105–220, title IV, § 403,Aug. 7, 1998, 112 Stat. 1113; renumbered § 15,Pub. L. 105–277, div. A, § 101(f) [title VIII, § 402(a)(1)], Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–337, 2681–412.)
References in Text
Such Act, referred to in subsec. (a)(1), probably means the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, which is Pub. L. 105–220, Aug. 7, 1998, 112 Stat. 936, as amended. Title I of the Act is classified principally to chapter 30 (§ 2801 et seq.) of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 9201 of Title 20, Education, and Tables.
Provisions similar to this section were contained in section 714 of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 105–220.
A prior section 712,Pub. L. 93–112, § 13, as added Pub. L. 95–602, title I, § 122(a)(10),Nov. 6, 1978, 92 Stat. 2985; amended Pub. L. 98–221, title I, § 102,Feb. 22, 1984, 98 Stat. 17; Pub. L. 99–506, title I, § 105,Oct. 21, 1986, 100 Stat. 1812; Pub. L. 102–569, title I, §§ 102(p)(4), 106,Oct. 29, 1992, 106 Stat. 4356, 4362; Pub. L. 104–66, title I, § 1042(c),Dec. 21, 1995, 109 Stat. 715, related to reports to President and Congress, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 105–220, title IV, § 403,Aug. 7, 1998, 112 Stat. 1093. See section 710 of this title.
A prior section 15 ofPub. L. 93–112was renumbered section 17 and is classified to section 714 of this title.
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