HB1253 (2020) Detail

Establishing an advisory council on the dispensing of eyeglasses and contact lenses.


HB 1253 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2544

10/05

 

HOUSE BILL 1253

 

AN ACT establishing an advisory council on the dispensing of eyeglasses and contact lenses.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Schuett, Merr. 20; Rep. P. Schmidt, Straf. 19

 

COMMITTEE: Executive Departments and Administration

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes an advisory council to the executive director of the office of professional licensure and certification for the regulation of opticians and the dispensing of ophthalmic devices and contact lenses.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2544

10/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT establishing an advisory council on the dispensing of eyeglasses and contact lenses.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  New Section; Ophthalmic Dispensers; Advisory Council.  Amend RSA 327-A by inserting after section 4 the following new section:

327-A:4-a  Advisory Council; Establishment, Duties.  There is hereby established an advisory council to the executive director on the dispensing of spectacles, eyeglasses and contact lenses, whose members shall be appointed by executive director with the approval of the governor and council.  The members of the advisory council shall consist of the following: 2 members of the New Hampshire Opticians Society, one registered optician, and one member of the public having no relationship to ophthalmic dispensing.  The executive director shall designate one member of the advisory council as chairperson.  Each member of the advisory council shall serve a 3 year term, except that of the initial council, one of the members of the New Hampshire Opticians Society shall serve a 2 year term.  Members of the advisory council shall receive no per diem but shall be entitled to mileage when in the performance of duties required by this chapter.  The advisory council shall advise the executive director on general and specific policies involved in the dispensing of ophthalmic devices and contact lenses.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB1253 at GenCourtMobile
HB1253 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Jan. 23, 2020 House Hearing
March 3, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1253 Revision: 6887 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 1:20 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Executive Departments and Administration HJ 1 P. 15
Jan. 23, 2020 ==ROOM CHANGE== Public Hearing: 01/23/2020 10:30 am LOB 301-303
Feb. 5, 2020 Subcommittee Work Session: 02/05/2020 09:30 am LOB 305
March 3, 2020 Executive Session: 03/03/2020 01:00 pm LOB 306