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2013 House Bill 4941: Revise nurse license reciprocity detail

Public Act 41 of 2014

  1. Introduced by Rep. Gail Haines (R) on September 4, 2013, to extend licensing reciprocity to licensed Canadian nurses.
    • Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on September 4, 2013.
      • Reported in the House on October 29, 2013, without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  2. Passed 96 to 14 in the House on November 12, 2013.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on November 13, 2013.
    • Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on November 13, 2013.
      • Reported in the Senate on January 30, 2014, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on March 12, 2014, to require the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs to do a study on whether there is a nursing shortage in the state, and if there is make recommendations. The amendment failed 9 to 25 in the Senate on March 12, 2014.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Rebekah Warren (D) on March 12, 2014, to extend nursing license reciprocity with Canada only until 2017, rather than permanently. The amendment failed 15 to 20 in the Senate on March 12, 2014.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  4. Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on March 12, 2014, to extend licensing reciprocity to licensed Canadian nurses.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 20, 2014.

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