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2013 House Bill 4941: Revise nurse license reciprocity detail

Public Act 41 of 2014

Introduced by Rep. Gail Haines (R) on September 4, 2013 To extend licensing reciprocity to licensed Canadian nurses.   Official Text and Analysis.
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.
Passed 96 to 14 in the House on November 12, 2013 (same description)
To extend licensing reciprocity to licensed Canadian nurses.
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
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
Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on March 12, 2014 (same description)
To extend licensing reciprocity to licensed Canadian nurses.
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on March 20, 2014

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