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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



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3/2/2018 Senate • Withdrawn from Health Policy; Appropriations; Rules -SJ 546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