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2009 House Bill 5593: Increase licensure fees on nurses

Public Act 216 of 2009

  1. Introduced by Rep. Alma Smith (D) on November 12, 2009, to increase license fees on nurses from $20 to $30, and also increase application and other related fees. CORRECTION: The previous entry for this bill incorrectly listed Rep. Dave Agema as sponsor. Rep. Agema did not sponsor this bill, and voted against it in the House.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on November 12, 2009.
      • Reported in the House on December 9, 2009, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on December 10, 2009, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that would also give the Department of Community Health the authority to use money from these fees to assess nursing staff levels and working conditions, and make recommendations for new mandates or prohibitions related to these. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 10, 2009.
  2. Passed 58 to 50 in the House on December 10, 2009, to increase license fees on nurses from $20 to $30, and also increase application and other related fees. The bill would also give the Department of Community Health the authority to use money from these fees to assess nursing staff levels and working conditions, and make recommendations for new mandates or prohibitions related to these.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on December 17, 2009.
    • Amendment offered in the Senate on December 17, 2009, to adopt a version of the bill that eliminates a provision that would give the Department of Community Health the authority to use money from these fees to assess nursing staff levels and working conditions, and make recommendations for new mandates or prohibitions related to these. The amendment passed by voice vote in the Senate on December 17, 2009.
  4. Passed 32 to 3 in the Senate on December 17, 2009, to increase license fees on nurses from $20 to $30, and also increase application and other related fees.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the House on December 17, 2009, to concur with the Senate-passed version of the bill. Passed 60 to 42 in the House on December 17, 2009.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  6. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on January 4, 2010.

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