Bill requiring vision screening for license renewal advances

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky requires a vision screening for new drivers but not for people renewing their licenses. That would change under a bill that’s advancing. The measure would require a vision screening whenever someone renews their driver’s license. Supporters call it a traffic-safety measure already adopted by 42 other states. The bill cleared the state House on Thursday and now goes to the Senate. It wouldn’t take effect until 2024 if it becomes law. The vision test could be done by an eye-care professional or other health-care professional before the license renewal. Or the screening could be done at driver’s license offices.