Optometrists; those licensed may sell contact lenses & allowed to dispense ophthalmic devices. (SB1075)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Optometrists; contact lenses and ophthalmic devices. Specifies that only licensed optometrists and ophthalmologists, or licensed opticians with a contact lens endorsement may sell contact lenses, and allows licensed optometrists and ophthalmologists to dispense ophthalmic devices that contain medication. Amends § 54.1-3202, § 54.1-3204, § 54.1-3301, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 094086248
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/19/2009Assigned Education sub: Health Licensing
01/21/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1075)
01/29/2009Reported from Education and Health with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2009Committee substitute printed 094128248-S1
01/30/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Read second time
02/02/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2009Committee substitute agreed to 094128248-S1
02/02/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1075S1
02/03/2009Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Placed on Calendar
02/11/2009Read first time
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/17/2009Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Read second time
02/19/2009Read third time
02/19/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/19/2009Engrossed by House as amended
02/19/2009Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/19/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Enrolled
02/28/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1075ER)
02/28/2009Signed by President
02/28/2009Signed by Speaker
03/03/2009Impact statement from DPB (SB1075ER)
03/30/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 761 (effective 7/1/09)
03/30/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0761)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1943.