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2014 Senate Bill 853: Ban automated eyeglass "kiosks"

Public Act 269 of 2014

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.   Official Text and Analysis.
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.
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on March 27, 2014 (same description)
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.
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
Passed 108 to 2 in the House on June 11, 2014 (same description)
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.
Received in the Senate on June 12, 2014
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on June 12, 2014 To concur with the House-passed version of the bill.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on June 26, 2014

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