senate Bill S2982

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires optical stores to be registered with the education department

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 17, 2016 reported and committed to finance
Jan 06, 2016 referred to higher education
Apr 22, 2015 reported and committed to finance
Jan 30, 2015 referred to higher education

Votes

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May 17, 2016 - Higher Education committee Vote

S2982
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
2
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: May 17, 2016

aye wr (3)
excused (2)

Apr 22, 2015 - Higher Education committee Vote

S2982
14
0
committee
14
Aye
0
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Apr 22, 2015

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S2982 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3644
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 144-A ยง7130, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S1077, A6810
2011-2012: S3662B, A3196B
2009-2010: A2202A

S2982 - Summary

Requires optical stores which engage in the sale of prescription eye glasses or contact lenses to be registered with the education department; requires such stores to be under the direct supervision of a physician, ophthalmic dispenser or optometrist; directs department of education to promulgate rules and regulations necessary therefor; requires all optical stores to conspicuously display registration (view more) makes related provisions.

S2982 - Sponsor Memo

S2982 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2982

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to registering and  oper-
  ating optical stores

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new article  144-A
to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 144-A
                             OPTICAL STORES
SECTION 7130. OPTICAL STORES.
  S 7130. OPTICAL STORES. 1. NO PERSON, FIRM, CORPORATION OR ASSOCIATION
SHALL  ENGAGE IN THE SALE OF PRESCRIPTION EYE GLASSES OR CONTACT LENSES,
UNLESS THE ESTABLISHMENT AT WHICH OR THROUGH WHICH SUCH SALE IS EXECUTED
IS: A. REGISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT AS AN OPTICAL STORE, OR B. A PROFES-
SIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, A  PROFESSIONAL
SERVICE  LIMITED  LIABILITY  COMPANY,  OR A REGISTERED LIMITED LIABILITY
PARTNERSHIP.
  2. A. OBTAINING A REGISTRATION. AN OPTICAL STORE SHALL  BE  REGISTERED
AS FOLLOWS:
  (1)  THE APPLICATION SHALL BE MADE ON A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE DEPART-
MENT.
  (2) THE APPLICATION SHALL BE ACCOMPANIED  BY  A  FEE  OF  ONE  HUNDRED
EIGHTY DOLLARS; PROVIDED HOWEVER THAT PROFESSIONAL SERVICE CORPORATIONS,
LIMITED  LIABILITY  COMPANIES,  PROFESSIONAL  SERVICE  LIMITED LIABILITY
COMPANIES AND REGISTERED LIMITED LIABILITY PARTNERSHIPS ARE NOT  SUBJECT
TO SUCH FEE.
  (3)  A  SEPARATE  REGISTRATION  SHALL  BE  REQUIRED  FOR EACH SEPARATE
LOCATION AT WHICH EYE GLASSES OR CONTACT LENSES ARE SOLD.
  B. RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION. ALL REGISTERED OPTICAL  STORE'S  REGISTRA-
TIONS SHALL BE RENEWED TRIENNIALLY. THE REGISTRATION RENEWAL APPLICATION

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01314-01-5

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