Ophthalmic prescriptions; definitions, who may provide prescriptions, requirements. (SB1321)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson) with support from 19 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News), Del. Joseph Yost (R-Blacksburg), Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)

Progress

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

Description

Requirements for ophthalmic prescriptions; eye examinations; penalty. Defines "eye examination" and "ophthalmic prescription" and sets out requirements for each. The bill prohibits the dispensing of eyeglasses or contact lenses unless the patient provides a valid ophthalmic prescription and prohibits ophthalmologists and optometrists from requiring patients to purchase ophthalmic goods, pay additional fees, or sign a waiver or release in exchange for a copy of an ophthalmic prescription. The bill provides that a violation of its requirements is a Class 2 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101389D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/16/2017Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/17/2017Impact statement from VDH (SB1321)
01/23/2017Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/26/2017Reported from Education and Health with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Committee substitute printed 17104327D-S1
01/27/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Impact statement from VDH (SB1321S1)
01/30/2017Read second time
01/30/2017Reading of substitute waived
01/30/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104327D-S1
01/30/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1321S1
01/31/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Placed on Calendar
02/03/2017Read first time
02/03/2017Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/09/2017Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Read second time
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Enrolled
02/15/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1321ER)
02/15/2017Impact statement from VDH (SB1321ER)
02/15/2017Signed by Speaker
02/17/2017Signed by President
02/17/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
02/17/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
02/23/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 184 (effective 7/1/17)
02/23/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0184)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 32 seconds.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

SENATE BILL 1250, A BILL TO AMEND AND REENACT SECTIONS OF THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY, INSPECTION DATA. REPORTED FROM THE COME ET ON TRANSPORTATION WITH AN AMENDMENT. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA BEACH. THANK YOU, MR. SPEAKER. I MOVE THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT. THE QUESTION IS ON ADOPTION OF THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT. AS MANY AS FAVOR THE MOTION WILL SAY AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. THE AMENDMENT IS AGREED TO. THE GENTLEMAN FROM VIRGINIA BEACH.

Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico): THANK YOU M SPEESH.