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                         Laws of Minnesota 1987 

                        CHAPTER 125-H.F.No. 466 
           An act relating to commerce; clarifying unregulated 
          sales of eyeglasses; amending Minnesota Statutes 1986, 
          section 148.56, subdivision 3.  
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
    Section 1.  Minnesota Statutes 1986, section 148.56, 
subdivision 3, is amended to read:  
    Subd. 3.  [UNREGULATED SALES.] Nothing in sections 148.52 
to 148.62 shall be construed to apply to the sale of toy 
glasses, goggles consisting of plano-white or plano-colored 
lenses or ordinary colored glasses or to the replacement of 
duplications of broken lenses, nor to sales upon prescription 
from persons legally authorized by the laws of this state to 
examine eyes and prescribe glasses therefor, nor shall it apply 
to regularly licensed physicians and surgeons.  Sections 148.52 
to 148.62 also do not apply to the sale of spectacles, used for 
reading or fishing, and containing only simple lenses having a 
plus power of up to and including 3.25, at an established place 
of business that sells prescription eyewear, without advertising 
other than price marking on the spectacles, if no attempt is 
made to test the eyes.  The term "simple lenses" does not 
include bifocals.  The seller shall prominently display a sign 
on the counter or rack or other display device where the 
spectacles are offered for sale that reads as follows:  "If you 
have experienced a vision loss, the selection of these glasses 
should not take the place of an eye exam." 
    Approved May 14, 1987