senate Bill S713

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires optical stores to be registered with the education department

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 03, 2018 referred to higher education
Jan 04, 2017 referred to higher education

S713 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 144-A §7130, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3662
2013-2014: S1077
2015-2016: S2982

S713 (ACTIVE) - 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.

S713 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S713 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                   713

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 4, 2017
                               ___________

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.
  § 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.

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