03RS HB250


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HB 250 (BR 1231) - De. Butler

     AN ACT relating to optometrists.
     Amend KRS 320.321 to authorize agents of the Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners to administer oaths, enter optometric offices and other locations, interrogate persons, and seize evidence or to endorse the provisions of KRS Chapter 320; authorize the board to restrain and enjoin the practice of optometry by individuals who violate KRS 320.300, 320.310, or 320.312, and file petitions for injunction to prevent the unlawful practice of optometry.


     HCS - Retain original provisions of bill, except create new section with language from amended section to authorize board to restrain and enjoin the practice of optometry for unlicensed individuals or entities engaged in the practice of optometry; amend KRS 320.990 to include a fine for a violation of up to $5,000.

     Feb 4-introduced in House
     Feb 5-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 7-posted in committee
     Feb 10-reassigned to Licensing and Occupations (H); posting withdrawn
     Feb 11-posting waived
     Feb 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 13-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 18-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 19, 2003
     Feb 21-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 24-received in Senate
     Feb 25-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Feb 27-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 28-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 3, 2003
     Mar 3-3rd reading, passed 36-0
     Mar 4-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 7-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 25)

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