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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 590         FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 588

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Michael A. Costello

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to vision safety with eye glasses..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Michael A. Costello

1st Essex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 590        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 588

By Mr. Costello of Newburyport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 588) of Michael A. Costello for legislation to require that over-the-counter sales of eye glasses contain a notice encouraging purchasers to have eye examinations.  Public Health. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2035 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to vision safety with eye glasses..
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Department of Public Health, and the Office of Consumer Affairs, in conjunction with, but not limited to, the Massachusetts Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, shall develop a public service announcement to be placed on every pair of so-called over-the-counter or ready to wear reading eye glasses sold in the Commonwealth.  The public service announcement shall encourage purchasers to have an eye exam.

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