|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2018||referred to higher education|
|Jan 04, 2017||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S713
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee
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S713 (ACTIVE) - Details
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
BILL NUMBER: S713 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to registering and operating optical stores PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL : The purpose of this bill is to place responsibility on optical establishments, as well as the license for adhering to existing laws, rules, and regulations. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS : The owners of retail optical companies operating establishments within the state of New York would be required to register each establishment with the State Education Department (SED); thereby making it possible to thoroughly enforce existing laws, rules and regulations. Currently, without registration, owners of optical establishments are not held accountable for license violations committed within their establishments professional service limited liability corporations are not subject to the application fee. This bill seeks to change that by providing for the registration, inspection, suspension and revocation of registration of optical establishments. JUSTIFICATION :
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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