Substitute for Raised H.B. No. 7173
Session Year 2019


To provide that no insurer, health care center, fraternal benefit society, hospital service corporation, medical service corporation or other entity delivering, issuing for delivery, renewing, amending or continuing an individual or group vision plan in this state shall include in any contract with an optometrist any provision that requires the optometrist to accept as payment an amount set by such insurer, center, society, corporation or entity for products provided to an insured or enrollee that are not covered benefits under such insured's or enrollee's plan.

Introduced by:
Insurance and Real Estate Committee

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Co-sponsors for Amendment LCO:

Bill History

 Date Action Taken
 5/28/2019(LCO)File Number 1004
 5/28/2019Senate Calendar Number 620
 5/28/2019Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, Senate
 5/23/2019House Passed as Amended by House Amendment Schedule A
 5/23/2019House Adopted House Amendment Schedule A 9213
 4/2/2019(LCO)File Number 286
 4/2/2019House Calendar Number 193
 4/2/2019Favorable Report, Tabled for the Calendar, House
 4/2/2019(LCO)Reported Out of Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/26/2019(LCO)Referred to Office of Legislative Research and Office of Fiscal Analysis 04/01/19 5:00 PM
 3/18/2019(LCO)Filed with Legislative Commissioners' Office
 3/14/2019(INS)Joint Favorable Substitute
 2/22/2019Public Hearing 02/28
 2/21/2019Referred to Joint Committee on Insurance and Real Estate

Co-sponsors of HB-7173

Rep. Robin E. Comey, 102nd Dist.
Rep. Anne Meiman Hughes, 135th Dist.
Rep. John K. Hampton, 16th Dist.
Rep. Kevin Ryan, 139th Dist.
Rep. Peter A. Tercyak, 26th Dist.
Rep. Kim Rose, 118th Dist.
Rep. William A. Petit, 22nd Dist.
Rep. Juan R. Candelaria, 95th Dist.
Sen. George S. Logan, 17th Dist.
Rep. David Michel, 146th Dist.
Rep. Philip L. Young, 120th Dist.
Rep. Joe Verrengia, 20th Dist.
Rep. Jillian Gilchrest, 18th Dist.
Rep. Linda A. Orange, 48th Dist.
Rep. Joseph P. Gresko, 121st Dist.
Rep. Terrie E. Wood, 141st Dist.
Rep. Michael D'Agostino, 91st Dist.
Rep. Mitch Bolinsky, 106th Dist.
Rep. Josh Elliott, 88th Dist.
Rep. Ben McGorty, 122nd Dist.
Rep. Kerry Szeps Wood, 29th Dist.
Sen. Eric C. Berthel, 32nd Dist.
Rep. Rick Lopes, 24th Dist.
Rep. Dorinda Borer, 115th Dist.
Rep. Themis Klarides, 114th Dist.
Rep. Jill Barry, 31st Dist.
Rep. Rosa C. Rebimbas, 70th Dist.
Rep. Gail Lavielle, 143rd Dist.
Rep. Nicole Klarides-Ditria, 105th Dist.
Rep. Catherine F. Abercrombie, 83rd Dist.
Rep. Geraldo C. Reyes, 75th Dist.
Rep. Hilda E. Santiago, 84th Dist.
Rep. Jason Perillo, 113th Dist.
Rep. Michelle L. Cook, 65th Dist.

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