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HB 7059: Optometry

GENERAL BILL by Health and Human Services Committee ; Cummings

Optometry; Requires DOH to license applicant for licensure & certification as optometrist when applicant meets specified requirements; removes requirements for examination fees for certification & licensure; requires fee for licensure; revises application requirements to include obtaining passing score on certain licensure examination within specified period; authorizes Board of Optometry to establish rules for passing score; removes specific topics that must be tested on licensure examination.

Effective Date: 3/21/2018
Last Action: 3/22/2018 - Chapter No. 2018-78
Bill Text: PDF

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  • Bill History

    Date Chamber Action
    1/25/2018 House • Filed
    • Introduced -HJ 426
    1/26/2018 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 440
    2/8/2018 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 02/14/18
    2/14/2018 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 583, 584
    • Amendment(s) adopted (063587) -HJ 584
    • Read 3rd time -HJ 584
    • Passed as amended; YEAS 110 NAYS 0 -HJ 584
    2/20/2018 Senate • In Messages
    • Referred to Health Policy; Appropriations; Rules -SJ 382
    2/21/2018 Senate • Received -SJ 382
    3/2/2018 Senate • Withdrawn from Health Policy; Appropriations; Rules -SJ 546
    • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 546
    • Substituted for CS/CS/SB 520 -SJ 546
    • Read 2nd time -SJ 546
    • Placed on 3rd reading
    3/3/2018 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 576
    • Passed; YEAS 34 NAYS 0 -SJ 576, 577
    3/3/2018 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 837
    3/14/2018 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
    3/21/2018 • Approved by Governor
    3/22/2018 • Chapter No. 2018-78

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  • HB 7059, Enrolled (Current Bill Version) Posted 3/5/2018 at 8:28 AM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 520 (c2) Optometry Young Identical Last Action: 3/2/2018 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 7059 (Ch. 2018-78) -SJ 546

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    463.0057 Optometric faculty certificate. Page 3 (pdf)
    463.006 Licensure and certification by examination. Page 1 (pdf)

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  • HB 7059, Engrossed 1 Posted 2/14/2018 at 7:02 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   Health and Human Services Committee (Post-Meeting) 3/22/2018 (pdf)

    Related Bills (1)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    S 520 (c2) Optometry Young Identical Last Action: 3/2/2018 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 7059 (Ch. 2018-78) -SJ 546

    Floor Votes (1)

    Date Chamber Result
    3/3/2018 10:04 AM Senate 34 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (2)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    463.0057 Optometric faculty certificate. Page 3 (pdf)
    463.006 Licensure and certification by examination. Page 1 (pdf)

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  • HB 7059, Original Filed Version Posted 1/25/2018 at 3:28 PM

    Bill Text:   PDF
    Analyses:   None

    Related Bills (2)

    Bill Number Subject Filed By Relationship Learn more about bill relationships Last Action and Location Track Bills
    H 1047 (c1) Department of Health Gonzalez Compare Last Action: 3/10/2018 H Died on Calendar, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/HB 29 (Ch. 2018-7), CS/CS/SB 622 (Ch. 2018-24)
    S 520 (c1) Optometry Young Compare Last Action: 3/2/2018 S Laid on Table, companion bill(s) passed, see HB 7059 (Ch. 2018-78) -SJ 546

    Floor Amendments (1)

    Amendment Sponsor Filed Last Floor Action Format
    063587 - Strike All Amendment
    Remove everything after the enacting clause and insert:
    Cummings 2/9/2018
    3:31 PM
    House: Adopted
    2/14/2018
    PDF

    Floor Votes (1)

    Date Chamber Result
    2/14/2018 5:31 PM House 110 Yeas - 0 Nays

    Citations - Statutes (1)

    Citation Catchline Location in Bill Location In Bill Help
    463.006 Licensure and certification by examination. Page 1 (pdf)

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