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Select bill Bill Session Author & Sponsor Caption Committees Last action
HB 1798 86-0 (2019) Author: Goldman, Craig | et. al. Relating to the practice of therapeutic optometry; requiring an occupational certificate to perform certain surgical procedures. House: Public Health Referred directly to subcommittee by chair
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
SB 1223 86-0 (2019) Author: Hinojosa, Juan Relating to the practice of therapeutic optometry; requiring an occupational certificate to perform certain surgical procedures. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
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 3710 85-0 (2017) Author: Sheffield, J. D. Relating to the comanagement of glaucoma by ophthalmologists and therapeutic optometrists and the establishment of a comanagement registry. House: Public Health Left pending in committee
SB 122 85-0 (2017) Author: Huffines, Don Relating to the Internet broadcast of open meetings of the Texas Optometry Board. Senate: Business & Commerce Referred to Business & Commerce
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
HB 1483 84-0 (2015) Author: Zerwas, John | et. al. Relating to the dispensing of aesthetic pharmaceuticals by physicians and therapeutic optometrists; imposing fees. House: Public Health Committee report sent to Calendars
SB 195 84-0 (2015) Author: Schwertner, Charles
Sponsor: Crownover, Myra
Relating to prescriptions for certain controlled substances, access to information about those prescriptions, and the duties of prescribers and other entities registered with the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration; authorizing fees. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
See remarks for effective date
SB 588 84-0 (2015) Author: Huffman, Joan | et. al. Relating to the dispensing of aesthetic pharmaceuticals by physicians and therapeutic optometrists; imposing fees. Senate: Health & Human Services 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 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 1190 82-0 (2011) Author: Christian, Wayne Relating to the continuing education requirements for optometrists and therapeutic optometrists. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 2870 82-0 (2011) Author: Harper-Brown, Linda | et. al. Relating to the elimination of certain required reports prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Referred to Finance
HB 3426 82-0 (2011) Author: Zedler, Bill Relating to the creation of the Texas Department of Health Professions to regulate certain health professions, the transfer of certain powers and duties to the department, and the abolishment of certain state agencies and other licensing entities. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
SB 1179 82-0 (2011) Author: Nelson, Jane
Sponsor: Harper-Brown, Linda
Relating to the elimination of certain required reports prepared by state agencies and institutions of higher education and other obsolete provisions of law. House: Government Efficiency & Reform
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
SB 1785 82-0 (2011) Author: Patrick, Dan Relating to the creation of the Texas Department of Health Professions to regulate certain health professions, the transfer of certain powers and duties to the department, and the abolishment of certain state agencies and other licensing entities. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
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 3981 81-0 (2009) Author: Thompson, Senfronia Relating to the composition of the Texas Optometry Board. House: Public Health Scheduled for public hearing on . . .
SB 1565 81-0 (2009) Author: Van de Putte, Leticia Relating to the administration of immunizations and vaccinations by therapeutic optometrists. 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
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 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 2262 77-0 (2001) Author: Danburg, Debra | et. al.
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Relating to the requirements for membership on the governing board of certain state agencies. House: State Affairs
Senate: Intergovernmental Relations
Effective on 9/1/01
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
HB 3599 77-0 (2001) Author: Capelo, Jaime Relating to application of the Sunset Act to the Texas Optometry Board. House: Public Health Referred to Public Health
HB 1479 73-0 (1993) Author: Cain, David | et. al.
Sponsor: Parker, Carl
Relating to the regulation of optometry and to the continuation and functions of the Texas Optometry Board; providing penalties. House: Public Health
Senate: Health & Human Services
Effective on 9/1/93
SB 1063 73-0 (1993) Author: Parker, Carl Relating to the regulation of optometry and to the continuation and functions of the Texas Optometry Board; providing penalties. Senate: Health & Human Services Referred to Health & Human Services
SB 501 68-0 (1983) Author: Traeger, John
Sponsor: Madla, Frank
Making an appropriation to the Texas Optometry Board to pay the per diem and travel expenses of board members and staff. House: Appropriations
Senate: Finance
Effective immediately
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
HB 1557 67-0 (1981) Author: Coody, Bill Relating to continuation of the Texas Optometry Board and regulation of optometrists. House: Government Organization Referred to subcommittee
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 972 62-0 (1971) Author: Brooks, Chet
Sponsor: Swanson, Bill T.
Relating to the transfer of all funds left in any private financial institution by the Texas State Board of Examiners in Optometry to the Texas Optometry Board.
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.
SCR 88 61-0 (1969)

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