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2014 Senate Bill 853: Ban automated eyeglass "kiosks"

Public Act 269 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on March 6, 2014, to prohibit automated testing devices that provide automated eye exams and issue prescriptions for glasses or contact lenses. Instead, only licensed optometrists and physicians specializing in eye care could write eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions. This would preempt eyeglass "kiosks" in drugstores and other retail locations, which is a lower cost alternative to conventional optometry services that are expanding in some other states.
    • Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on March 6, 2014.
      • Reported in the Senate on March 25, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on March 27, 2014.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on March 27, 2014.
    • Referred to the House Regulatory Reform Committee on March 27, 2014.
      • Reported in the House on June 3, 2014, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Gail Haines (R) on June 10, 2014, to establish that if enacted the bill will go into effect 90 days afterwards. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on June 10, 2014.
  4. Passed 108 to 2 in the House on June 11, 2014, to prohibit automated testing devices that provide automated eye exams and issue prescriptions for glasses or contact lenses. Instead, only licensed optometrists and physicians specializing in eye care could write eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions. This would preempt eyeglass "kiosks" in drugstores and other retail locations, which is a lower cost alternative to conventional optometry services that are expanding in some other states.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on June 12, 2014.
  6. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on June 12, 2014, to concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 26, 2014.

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