HB 1408 Student vision screenings; requirements for certain students.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Student vision screenings. Requires (i) the principal of each public elementary school to cause the vision of students in kindergarten and grade two or grade three to be screened unless certain exceptions apply and (ii) the principal of each public middle school and high school to cause the vision of students in grade seven and grade 10 to be screened unless certain exceptions apply and permits any such screening to be conducted by a qualified nonprofit vision health organization that uses a digital photoscreening method pursuant to a comprehensive vision program or other methods that comply with Department of Education requirements. The bill defines "qualified nonprofit vision health organization" and "comprehensive vision program." Under current law, the frequency of such vision screenings is determined by the Board of Education pursuant to regulations. Current law is silent on the method and provider of such vision screenings.

Full text:
09/26/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100237D  pdf | impact statements
01/25/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104706D-H1  pdf | impact statement
02/06/17  House: Floor substitute printed 17105175D-H2 (Ware)  pdf | impact statement
02/16/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17105532D-S1  pdf | impact statement
02/24/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1408ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/13/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0312)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
House amendments rejected

Status:
09/26/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100237D
09/26/16  House: Referred to Committee on Education
01/25/17  House: Reported from Education with substitute (20-Y 1-N)
01/25/17  House: Committee substitute printed 17104706D-H1
01/25/17  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/17  House: Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
01/31/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 0-N)
02/01/17  House: Reported from Appropriations with amendments (19-Y 0-N)
02/03/17  House: Read first time
02/06/17  House: Floor substitute printed 17105175D-H2 (Ware)
02/06/17  House: Read second time
02/06/17  House: Education Committee substitute rejected 17104706D-H1
02/06/17  House: Appropriations Committee amendments rejected
02/06/17  House: Substitute by Delegate Ware agreed to 17105175D-H2
02/06/17  House: Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB1408H2
02/07/17  House: Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N)
02/07/17  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/08/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/10/17  Senate: Assigned Education sub: Public Education
02/16/17  Senate: Reported from Education and Health with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
02/16/17  Senate: Committee substitute printed 17105532D-S1
02/17/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  Senate: Read third time
02/20/17  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/20/17  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 17105532D-S1
02/20/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1408S1
02/20/17  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 1-N)
02/20/17  Senate: Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/17  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 2-N)
02/21/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/21/17  House: Senate substitute agreed to by House 17105532D-S1 (95-Y 0-N)
02/21/17  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N)
02/24/17  House: Enrolled
02/24/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1408ER)
02/24/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/24/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/28/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/13/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 312 (effective 7/1/17)
03/13/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0312)