03RS SB157


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SB 157 (BR 1236) - R. Stivers, R. Palmer II, J. Turner

     AN ACT relating to commerce.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 367 to create definitions regarding mail order contact lens sales; require that certain information be included on a contact lens prescription; establish perimeters regarding an expiration date for contact lens prescriptions; require verification of contact lens prescriptions; establish when a contact lens fitting is complete and when a prescription may be written; require sellers outside of the state who sell, mail, or deliver contact lenses to a patient at a Kentucky address to register with the Attorney General and to possess a valid contact lens prescription for the patient; require all mail order contact lens sellers located outside of the state that sell contact lenses to Kentucky residents to annually disclose and to certify certain information to the Attorney General when they register; require the Attorney General to charge a fee for investigation and registration of nonresident dispensers of contact lenses; authorize the Attorney General to promulgate administrative regulations; allow for an administrative hearing and an appeal in accordance with KRS Chapter 13B; create a penalty in an amount not to exceed $5,000 for violations of Sections 1 to 11 of this Act.

     Feb 11-introduced in Senate
     Feb 12-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Feb 13-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 14-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 18, 2003
     Feb 18-3rd reading, passed 36-0
     Feb 19-received in House
     Feb 20-to Licensing and Occupations (H); posting waived
     Feb 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 24-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 25-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 26, 2003
     Feb 26-3rd reading, passed 91-0; received in Senate
     Feb 27-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 6-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 1)

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