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HB 1353 86-0 (2019) Author: Oliverson, Tom Relating to liability of volunteer health care providers and health care institutions for care, assistance, or advice provided in relation to a disaster. House: Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1899 86-0 (2019) Author: Bonnen, Greg
Sponsor: Kolkhorst, Lois
Relating to the revocation or denial of certain health care professional licenses and the reporting of the grounds for revocation or denial. House: Public Health
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/19
HB 3505 86-0 (2019) Author: VanDeaver, Gary Relating to the authority of the Texas Optometry Board. House: Public Health Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
HB 1176 85-0 (2017) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to an optometry career program at the University of Houston. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 2933 85-0 (2017) Author: Bonnen, Dennis | et. al.
Sponsor: Taylor, Larry
Relating to the licensing and regulation of military optometrists and therapeutic optometrists who provide voluntary charity care. House: Defense & Veterans' Affairs
Senate: Veteran Affairs & Border Security
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 3012 85-0 (2017) Author: Flynn, Dan Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Optometry Board; authorizing a reduction in fees. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 3675 85-0 (2017) Author: Paddie, Chris | et. al.
Sponsor: Hinojosa, Juan
Relating to the provision of eye health care by certain professionals and institutions as providers in the Medicaid managed care program. House: Human Services
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
HB 4082 85-0 (2017) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the practice of therapeutic optometry. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 314 85-0 (2017) Author: Schwertner, Charles | et. al.
Sponsor: Flynn, Dan
Relating to the continuation and functions of the Texas Optometry Board; authorizing a reduction in fees. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/17
SB 2228 85-0 (2017) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the provision of eye health care by certain professionals and institutions as providers in the Medicaid managed care program. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 451 84-0 (2015) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al. Relating to an optometry career program at the University of Houston. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
HB 963 84-0 (2015) Author: Bonnen, Greg | et. al. Relating to the designation of certain optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and ophthalmologists as preferred providers. House: Insurance Laid on the table subject to call
HB 1413 84-0 (2015) Author: Goldman, Craig | et. al. Relating to the practice of therapeutic optometry. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1420 84-0 (2015) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to the practice of therapeutic optometry. House: Public Health Withdrawn from schedule
HB 2129 84-0 (2015) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to the administration by certain health care professionals of treatments, therapy, or medication ordered by an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2443 84-0 (2015) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the deposit of optometrist and therapeutic optometrist license fees in the University of Houston development fund for use by the University of Houston College of Optometry. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 3550 84-0 (2015) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio Relating to prohibited conduct by certain managed care plans with respect to the practice of optometry and therapeutic optometry. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3581 84-0 (2015) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to the creation and maintenance of a registry of physicians co-managing patients with Licensees under Chapter 351, Occupations Code. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 3922 84-0 (2015) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to reimbursement for certain eye health care services provided to persons enrolled in the Medicaid managed care program. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3924 84-0 (2015) Author: Klick, Stephanie Relating to allowing certain providers of eye health care services to enroll as Medicaid providers. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 577 84-0 (2015) Author: Perry, Charles Relating to the practice of therapeutic optometry. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
SB 684 84-0 (2015) Author: Taylor, Larry | et. al.
Sponsor: Bonnen, Greg
Relating to the relationship of certain optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and ophthalmologists with certain managed care plans, including preferred provider plans. House: Insurance
Senate: Business & Commerce
Effective on 9/1/15
SB 1111 84-0 (2015) Author: Burton, Konni Relating to the administration by certain health care professionals of treatments, therapy, or medication ordered by an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1718 84-0 (2015) Author: Campbell, Donna Relating to the creation and maintenance of a registry of physicians co-managing patients with Licensees under Chapter 351, Occupations Code. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 173 83-0 (2013) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al. Relating to an optometry career program at the University of Houston. House: Higher Education Left pending in committee
HB 713 83-0 (2013) Author: Zerwas, John Relating to the dispensing of pharmaceuticals with an aesthetic purpose by physicians and therapeutic optometrists. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1280 83-0 (2013) Author: Lozano, J. M. | et. al. Relating to contracts between dentists, optometrists, or therapeutic optometrists and health maintenance organizations or insurers. House: Insurance Reported favorably as substituted
HB 1867 83-0 (2013) Author: Klick, Stephanie | et. al. Relating to the administration by certain health care professionals of treatments, therapy, or medication ordered by an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2299 83-0 (2013) Author: Muñoz, Jr., Sergio | et. al. Relating to certain provisions applicable to an optometrist, therapeutic optometrist, or ophthalmologist providing services under a managed care plan. House: Insurance Failed to receive affirmative vote in comm.
HB 2627 83-0 (2013) Author: Zedler, Bill
Sponsor: Eltife, Kevin
Relating to the issuance of remedial plans to resolve complaints filed with the Texas Optometry Board; authorizing a fee. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/13
HB 2965 83-0 (2013) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to the inclusion of optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and ophthalmologists in the health care provider networks of certain Medicaid managed care organizations. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
SB 632 83-0 (2013) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Lozano, J. M.
Relating to contracts between optometrists or therapeutic optometrists and health maintenance organizations or insurers. House: Insurance
Senate: State Affairs
Effective on 9/1/13
SB 1056 83-0 (2013) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the administration by certain health care professionals of treatments, therapy, or medication ordered by an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1242 83-0 (2013) Author: Hegar, Glenn Relating to certain provisions applicable to an optometrist, therapeutic optometrist, or ophthalmologist providing services under a managed care plan. Senate: State Affairs Referred to State Affairs
SB 1424 83-0 (2013) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the inclusion of optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and ophthalmologists in the health care provider networks of certain Medicaid managed care organizations. Senate: Health & Human Services Left pending in committee
HB 319 82-0 (2011) Author: Alonzo, Roberto Relating to an optometry career program at the University of Houston. House: Higher Education Referred to Higher Education
HB 1864 82-0 (2011) Author: Smithee, John | et. al. Relating to a prohibition on the coercion of therapeutic optometrists and ophthalmologists by managed care plans. House: Insurance Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 3191 82-0 (2011) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al. Relating to the inclusion of optometrists, therapeutic optometrists, and ophthalmologists in Medicaid managed care provider networks providing services in the Texas-Mexico border region and other regions of the state. House: Border & Intergovernmental Affairs Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 1056 82-0 (2011) Author: Carona, John Relating to regulation of the practice of therapeutic optometry. Senate: Finance Referred to Finance
HB 184 81-0 (2009) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al. Relating to an optometry career program at the University of Houston. House: Higher Education
Senate: Higher Education
Referred to Higher Education
HB 675 81-0 (2009) Author: Bonnen, Dennis
Sponsor: Huffman, Joan
Relating to a retired status license for an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist practicing voluntary charity care. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/09
HB 1740 81-0 (2009) Author: Howard, Donna | et. al.
Sponsor: Uresti, Carlos
Relating to the authorization of physicians and therapeutic optometrists to dispense therapeutic contact lenses. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 2660 81-0 (2009) Author: Rodriguez, Eddie Relating to regulation of the practice of therapeutic optometry. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3469 81-0 (2009) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to the authority of a community health center to contract with or employ an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist. House: Public Health Laid on the table subject to call
HB 3981 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the composition of the Texas Optometry Board. House: Public Health Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
HB 4211 81-0 (2009) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to parking placard applications by persons with a mobility problem caused by an impairment of vision. House: Transportation Referred to Transportation
SB 1148 81-0 (2009) Author: Averitt, Kip Relating to the administration by certain health care professionals of certain treatments, therapy, or medication ordered by an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1476 81-0 (2009) Author: Ellis, Rodney
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to the authority of a community health center to contract with or employ an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1427 80-0 (2007) Author: Alonzo, Roberto | et. al.
Sponsor: Zaffirini, Judith
Relating to an optometry career program at the University of Houston. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Vetoed by the Governor
HB 3000 80-0 (2007) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the administration by certain health care professionals of treatments ordered by an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 1265 80-0 (2007) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the practice of optometry and therapeutic optometry and the administration by other health care professionals of treatments ordered by an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 1025 79-0 (2005) Author: Solomons, Burt
Sponsor: Shapleigh, Eliot
Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Optometry Board and to contact lens prescriptions and the dispensing of contact lenses. House: Public Health
Senate: Government Organization
Effective on 9/1/05
HB 3355 79-0 (2005) Author: Eiland, Craig Relating to provider duty for ocular postoperative care. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 404 79-0 (2005) Author: Shapleigh, Eliot Relating to the powers and duties of the Texas Optometry Board and to contact lens prescriptions and the dispensing of contact lenses. Senate: Government Organization Referred to Government Organization
SB 1025 79-0 (2005) Author: Madla, Frank | et. al. Relating to the regulation of the practice of optometry and therapeutic optometry. Senate: State Affairs Left pending in committee
HB 1265 78-0 (2003) Author: Edwards, Al Relating to the office locations of certain persons with regard to the practice of optometry. House: Public Health No action taken in committee
HB 2997 78-0 (2003) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to the regulation of contact lens dispensing. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 3057 78-0 (2003) Author: Hunter, Bob Relating to the voluntary regulation of persons providing certain ophthalmic goods and services. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
SB 211 78-0 (2003) Author: Carona, John
Sponsor: Laubenberg, Jodie | et. al.
Relating to the licensing and regulation of chiropractors, optometrists, and therapeutic optometrists. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/03
HB 556 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to public access to certain information regarding certain health care professionals. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 846 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen | et. al. Relating to the issuance of a contact lens prescription and a patient's right of access to that prescription. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
HB 1651 77-0 (2001) Author: Edwards, Al
Sponsor: Bernsen, David
Relating to the authority of optometrists and therapeutic optometrists to form certain professional associations. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective immediately
HB 1877 77-0 (2001) Author: Gray, Patricia | et. al. Relating to the regulation of contact lens dispensing. House: Public Health Laid on the table subject to call
HB 2549 77-0 (2001) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to the creation of a privilege for optometric records and communications with an optometrist or therapeutic optometrist and to the availability of optometric records. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 3369 77-0 (2001) Author: Maxey, Glen Relating to the study and adoption of rules by the Texas Optometry Board. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 931 77-0 (2001) Author: Moncrief, Mike Relating to the regulation of contact lens dispensing. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 1106 77-0 (2001) Author: Bernsen, David
Sponsor: Zbranek, Zeb
Relating to the application of the Medical Liability and Insurance Improvement Act of Texas to optometrists and therapeutic optometrists. House: Civil Practices
Senate: Health & Human Services
Committee report sent to Calendars
HB 1051 76-0 (1999) Author: Brimer, Kim | et. al.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the regulation of the practice of therapeutic optometry. House: Public Health
Senate: Health Services
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 1109 76-0 (1999) Author: Brimer, Kim Relating to the regulation of the practice of therapeutic optometry. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2394 76-0 (1999) Author: Maxey, Glen
Sponsor: Nixon, Drew
Relating to the regulation of the practice of optometry. House: Public Health
Senate: Health Services
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2453 76-0 (1999) Author: Edwards, Al
Sponsor: Lindsay, Jon
Relating to the authority of physicians and optometrists or therapeutic optometrists to form certain jointly owned entities. House: Public Health
Senate: Health Services
Effective on 9/1/99
HB 2686 76-0 (1999) Author: Coleman, Garnet Relating to tuition charged for students of optometry. House: Higher Education Laid on the table subject to call
SB 1326 76-0 (1999) Author: Gallegos, Jr., Mario
Sponsor: Coleman, Garnet
Relating to tuition charged for students of optometry. House: Higher Education
Senate: Education
Effective immediately
SB 1400 76-0 (1999) Author: Nixon, Drew Relating to the regulation of the practice of optometry. Senate: Health Services Withdrawn from intent calendar
SB 1843 76-0 (1999) Author: Nixon, Drew Relating to coverage of eye care services under certain health benefit plans; to civil liability of optometrists; to the regulation of optometry; providing an administrative penalty. Senate: Health Services Referred to Health Services
HB 2116 70-0 (1987) Author: Madla, Frank Relating to the participation of optometrists in the provision of services through health maintenance organizations. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2314 70-0 (1987) Author: Rudd, Jim Relating to the use of certain pharmaceutical agents by licensed optometrists. House: Human Services Reported from s/c with no recomm.
SB 405 70-0 (1987) Author: Glasgow, Bob Relating to the use of certain pharmaceutical agents by licensed optometrists. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
HB 358 69-0 (1985) Author: Rudd, Jim Relating to the use of certain pharmaceutical agents by licensed optometrists. House: Human Services Referred to subcommittee
HB 2041 69-0 (1985) Author: Wright, Brad Relating to the prohibition against the division of fees for optometric services or materials with lay persons, firms, or corporations. House: Public Health 1st Printing sent to Local&Consent Cal.
SB 136 69-0 (1985) Author: Traeger, John Relating to the use of certain pharmaceutical agents by licensed optometrists. Senate: Health & Human Resources Record vote
SB 866 69-0 (1985) Author: Mauzy, Oscar
Sponsor: Wright, Brad
Relating to the prohibiton against the division of fees for optometric services or material with lay persons, firms, or corporations. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
HB 470 67-0 (1981) Author: Ceverha, Bill Relating to continuation of the Texas Optometry Board and regulation of optometrists. House: Government Organization Subcommittee laid on table subject to call
SB 109 67-0 (1981) Author: Doggett, Lloyd
Sponsor: Coody, Bill
Relating to the continuation of the Texas Optometry Board and regulation and licensing of optometrists; prohibiting certain relationships and dealings between manufacturers, wholesalers, or retailers of opthalmic goods and optometrists; making certain exemptions; provding for enforcement procedures and civil penalties and giving certain rights and remedies to persons injured by violations. House: Government Organization
Senate: Human Resources
Effective on . . . . . . . . . .
SB 96 66-0 (1979) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Hill, Gerald
Relating to selection of practitioners under certain health and accident insurance policies. House: Health Services
Senate: Economic Development
Effective immediately
SB 1016 66-0 (1979) Author: Howard, Ed Relating to regulation of optometrists; providing a penalty. Senate: Human Resources Reported from committee favorably without amendments
HB 21 65-0 (1977) Author: Leland, Mickey
Sponsor: Doggett, Lloyd
Relating to the regulation of the practice of optometry. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
Considered by committee in public hearing
SB 258 65-0 (1977) Author: Hance, Kent
Sponsor: Agnich, Fred
Relating to the maximum renewal fee for an optometrist license. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
90 Day Bill
SB 870 65-0 (1977) Author: Andujar, Betty Relating to the regulation of optometry requiring recommendation for examination by an ophthalmologist under certain conditions; repealing all laws in conflict. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Committee on Human Resources
SB 878 65-0 (1977) Author: Schwartz, A.R. "Babe" Relating to the regulation of optometry. Senate: Human Resources Referred to Committee on Human Resources
HB 1087 64-0 (1975) Author: Ribak, Abraham D. Relating to licensing optometrists licensed pursuant to the laws of another state. House: Health & Welfare Referred to subcommittee
HB 1448 64-0 (1975) Author: Evans, Charles Relating to regulation of the practice of optometry. House: Health & Welfare Referred to subcommittee
HB 1550 64-0 (1975) Author: Bynum, Ben
Sponsor: Sherman, Max
Relating to the imposition of certain educational requirements for renewal of a license to practice optometry. House: Health & Welfare
Senate: Human Resources
Effective in 90 days
SB 611 64-0 (1975) Author: Santiesteban, H. Relating to regulation of the practice of optometry. Senate: State Affairs Reported from subcommittee favorably substituted
HB 294 63-0 (1973) Author: Uher, D.R. Relating to certain educational requirements for license renewal. House: Human Resources Sent to Calendar Committee
SB 189 63-0 (1973) Author: Sherman, Max Relating to certain educational requirements for license renewal. Senate: Education Referred to Committee on Education
HR 583 62-0 (1971) Author: Braecklein, Bill Creating an interim committee to study optometry laws.
SB 559 62-0 (1971) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Swanson, Bill T.
Relating to allowing a person who has filed a declaration of intention to become a citizen of the United States to be eligible for a license to practice Optometry under certain circumstances.
SB 668 62-0 (1971) Author: Harris, O.H. Relating to amending the Texas Optometry Act, to provide that diagnosis of diseased eyes shall be deemed the practice of medicine.
SB 988 62-0 (1971) Author: Kennard, Don Relating to the establishment and operation of the State Board of Ophthamlic Dispensers to regulate and license ophthamlic dispensers; providing penalties.
HB 106 61-0 (1969) Author: Neugent, L. Dean | et. al. Relating to limiting the rule making and disciplinary power of the Board of Examiners in Optometry.
SB 781 61-0 (1969) Author: Strong, Jack B. | et. al. Relating to the practice of optometry and ophthalmic dispensing and related activities; regulating optometrists, dispensing opticians and the sale and advertising of optical products; creating the Texas Optometry Board and prescribing its membership, organization, powers, duties, and functions; abolishing the Texas State Board of Examiners in Optometry, etc.
HB 933 60-0 (1967) Author: Slider, James Lenoy | et. al. Relating to amending certain laws so as to provide that it shall be lawful to practice optometry under a trade name and in multiple offices and to advertise such practice.
HB 1313 60-0 (1967) Author: Scoggins, Ralph "Skip" Relating to providing that ophthalmic dispensers may fit contact lenses in certain circumstances.
SB 423 60-0 (1967) Author: Parkhouse, George M. | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes so as to provide that it shall be lawful to practice optometry under a trade name and in multiple offices and to advertise such practice.
SB 542 60-0 (1967) Author: Cole, Criss Relating to amending certain statutes by providing that Ophthalmic Dispensers may fit contact lenses upon the written prescription or at the direction of a licensed physician.
HB 820 58-0 (1963) Author: Davis, William S. "Bill" Relating to providing for the deposit of certain revenues in the General Revenue Fund; providing that the expenses of the Texas State Board of Examiners in Optometry shall be paid from the General Revenue Fund; providing for the transfer of certain funds to the General Revenue Fund; providing an effective date.
HB 1 55-0 (1957) Author: Pool, Joe Richard | et. al. Relating to providing for the regulation of the practice of ophthalmic dispensing; providing a penalty.
HB 180 55-0 (1957) Author: Green, Howard Lemuel Relating to amending certain statutes by prohibiting the Texas State Board of Examiners in Optometry from enacting any rules or regulations prohibiting, limiting, regulating, or in any manner affecting advertising, displaying of merchandise or eye frames, or the number or location of offices used for the purposes of the practice of optometry.
SB 104 55-0 (1957) Author: Willis, Doyle Relating to ophthalmic dispensers; amending the Texas Optometry Act .
HB 2 54-0 (1955) Author: Berry, George S. | et. al. Relating to providing for the regulation of the practice of ophthalmic dispensing; authorizing the licensing of qualified ophthalmic dispensers, setting out qualifications of applicants for licenses; providing restrictions upon the practice of ophthalmic dispensing; defining terms, creating a Board of Examiners to determine the qualifications of the applicants; specifying membership, term of office, powers and duties of such Board of Examiners; prescribing examinations; requiring renewal of licenses; providing certain exemptions from the application of this act; providing a waiver clause; providing a penalty.
HB 492 54-0 (1955) Author: Smith, Vernon Eugene "Gene" Relating to amending certain Statutes to prohibit the Texas State Board of Examiners in Optometry from enacting any rules or regulations prohibiting, limiting, regulating, or in any manner affecting advertising, displaying of merchandise or eye frames, or the number or location of offices used for the purposes of the practice of optometry; excepting from the provisions of the optometry laws qualified opticians as defined.
HB 5 53-0 (1953) Author: Banks, Jr., Clinton Stanley | et. al. Relating to clarifying and amending the Laws of Texas relating to Optometry.
HB 122 53-0 (1953) Author: Osborn, William E. | et. al. Relating to providing for the regulation of the practice of ophthalmic dispensing; providing a penalty.
SB 68 53-0 (1953) Author: Hazlewood, Grady Relating to clarifying and amending the Laws of Texas relating to Optometry.
HB 18 52-0 (1951) Author: Meridith, Fred V. Relating to clarifying and amending the Laws of Texas relating to Optometry; providing for registration and display of license; prescribing examination fee and renewal fee and disbursement thereof; defining terms; specifying acts constituting penal offenses in connection with the practice of optometry and providing penalty therefor; declaring legislative intent.
HB 97 52-0 (1951) Author: Sewell, James Carroll "Jim" Relating to amending certain acts providing for examinations by licensed optometrists as well as ophthalmologists or physicians skilled in the treatment of diseases of the eye for the purpose of establishing blindness for applicants and/or recipients of Aid to the Needy Blind.
SB 72 52-0 (1951) Author: Nokes, Jr., George O. Relating to amending certain acts providing for examination by licensed optometrists as well as ophthalmologists or physicians skilled in the treatment of diseases of the eye for the purpose of establishing blindness for applicants and/or recipients of Aid to the Needy Blind.
HB 819 51-0 (1949) Author: Walker, Miller B. Relating to fix the duration in office of members of the Texas State Board of Examiners in Optometry and prescribing their duties; providing for reciprocity between states; repealing all laws in conflict.
HB 836 51-0 (1949) Author: Parkhouse, George M. Relating to amending a previous Act, prescribing powers and duties of the Texas State Board of Examiners in Optometry; repealing all laws in conflict herewith and declaring that the remainder of the Act shall not be affected by the unconstitutionality or invalidity of any part thereof.
HB 187 49-0 (1945) Author: Vale, Arnold J. Relating to amending certain statutes describing powers and duties of the Texas State Board of Examiners in Optometry; requiring all persons desiring to practice optometry in Texas to pass an examination.
SB 294 49-0 (1945) Author: Morris, George C. Relating to amending statute relating to powers and duties of the Board of Examiners in Optometry; requiring all persons desiring to practice optometry in Texas to pass an examination; prescribing qualifications and method of giving examination.
HB 424 48-0 (1943) Author: Stanford, Jr., James A. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes so as to provide for the duties of the Texas State Board of Examiners in Optometry; prescribing powers and duties of the Board, etc.
SB 209 48-0 (1943) Author: Morris, George C. | et. al. Relating to amending certain Statutes to provide for the duties of the Texas State Board of Examiners in Optometry; prescribing powers and duties of the Board; requiring all persons desiring to practice optometry in Texas to pass an examination.
HB 91 47-0 (1941) Author: Kersey, W. Clinton Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statute providing standards for all optometrists and persons fitting or prescribing lenses.
HB 92 47-0 (1941) Author: Kersey, W. Clinton Relating to amending a certain Act with reference to leasing space.
HB 93 47-0 (1941) Author: Kersey, W. Clinton Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relative to optometry law.
HB 99 47-0 (1941) Author: Kersey, W. Clinton Relating to amending the Penal Code relative to Optometry so as to prohibit certain practices.
HB 100 47-0 (1941) Author: Kersey, W. Clinton Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relative to providing standards for all optometrists and persons fitting or prescribing lenses.
HB 166 47-0 (1941) Author: Kinard, DeWitt Edward | et. al. Relating to amending the Revised Civil Statutes relative to requiring all persons desiring to practice optometry to pass an examination.
HB 730 47-0 (1941) Author: Lowry, Leslie D. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes providing for a State Board of Examiners in Optometry, and qualifications for membership.
HB 864 47-0 (1941) Author: Rhodes, Cecil T. Relating to amending a certain Article of the Revised Civil Statutes providing that any person shall be authorized to practice optometry in this state who has been actively engaged for a period of at least ten (10) years as an apprentice in the office of an optometrist.
HB 410 46-0 (1939) Author: Harris, Cloris L. Relating to amending certain Act so as to provide for a State Board of Examiners in Optometry, etc.
SB 38 46-0 (1939) Author: Burns, Gordon M. Relating to amending a certain Statute to provide for a State Board of Examiners in Optometry.
SB 52 42-1 (1931) Author: Purl, George Clark | et. al. Relating to amending Article 4553 of Chapter 10 commonly known as the Optometry Bill, so as to provide for a State Board of examiners in Optometry composed of six members and providing their necessary qualifications.
HB 86 42-2 (1931) Author: Hughes, Sarah Tilghman | et. al. Relating to amending the Penal code by prohibiting soliciting of patients by optometrists.
SB 105 41-0 (1929) Author: Woodul, Sr., Walter Frank Relating to amending optometry law.
HB 270 40-0 (1927) Author: Moore, H. H. Relating to placing certain tax upon optometrists.
HB 295 39-0 (1925) Author: Kittrell, Sr., Norman Goree | et. al. Relating to amending certain statutes prescribing the qualifications, powers and duties of the Texas State Board of Examiners of Optometry so as to provide for applications for licenses, prescribing qualifications of applicants for licenses, registration and examination of applicants, issuance, recording and registration of license and certificate, and fees therefor; providing for an annual renewal fee and the price charged therefor and declaring a license void for non-payment thereof. House: Public Health
HB 133 37-1 (1921) Author: Miller, Barry Relating to defining and regulating the practice of optometry.
SB 50 37-1 (1921) Author: Hall, William L. | et. al. Relating to the regulation of the practice of optometry.
HB 58 36-0 (1919) Author: Lange, Edward Henry | et. al. Relating to defining and regulating the practice of optometry; giving no authority for the use or sale of drugs, medicines or eye lotions or for the use of any titles to indicate the practice of medicine; providing that the use of title of optometrist and practice of optometry, as defined, shall not be construed as the practice of medicine; creating a board of examiners prescribing its qualifications, powers, and duties.
HB 62 35-0 (1917) Author: Nordhaus, Eugene S. | et. al. Relating to regulating the practice of optometry; to create a board of examiners for examination of applicants and issuance of license; fixing penalties.
HB 47 34-0 (1915) Author: Templeton, Rufus Lee | et. al. Relating to providing for the licensing of optometrists.
SB 43 34-0 (1915) Author: McGregor, Temple Harris Relating to defining and regulating the practice of optometry; creating a board of Examiners in Optometry.
HB 209 33-0 (1913) Author: Henry, Sr., Patrick | et. al. Relating to defining and regulating the practice of optometry; creating a Board of Examiners in Optometry; and fixing suitable penalties.
SB 17 33-0 (1913) Author: Kauffman, Sr., John Edward Relating to defining and regulating the practice of Optometry to create a Board of Examiners in Optometry for the examining and licensing of Optometrists and to issue the Certificates as provided; to prescribe the qualifications of applicants for license in Optometry; to provide for registration of Optometrist, and to fix penalties.

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