2014 Senate Bill 853

House Roll Call 404: Passed

To prohibit automated testing devices that provide automated eye exams and issue prescriptions for glasses or contact lenses. Instead, only licensed optometrists and physicians specializing in eye care could write eyeglass and contact lens prescriptions. This would preempt eyeglass "kiosks" in drugstores and other retail locations, which is a lower cost alternative to conventional optometry services that are expanding in some other states.

108 Yeas / 2 Nays
Republican (58 Yeas / 1 Nay)
Democrat (50 Yeas / 1 Nay)