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Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

Concerning the enactment of the "Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact", and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2018 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance

The bill repeals the current 'Nurse Licensure Compact' and adopts the 'Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact'.

The 'Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact' makes the following changes to the 'Nurse Licensure Compact':

  • Provides authority to each party state licensing board to obtain and submit criminal background checks for multistate nurse licensure candidates;
  • Allows the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators to adopt rules related to the compact; and
  • Specifies the procedure for states to enter, withdraw from, or amend the compact.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


Became Law

Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. J. Smallwood, Sen. N. Todd
Rep. T. Kraft-Tharp, Rep. H. McKean


Sen. I. Aguilar, Sen. J. Cooke, Sen. L. Court, Sen. L. Crowder, Sen. K. Donovan, Sen. S. Fenberg, Sen. R. Fields, Sen. K. Grantham, Sen. O. Hill, Sen. C. Holbert, Sen. D. Kagan, Sen. J. Kefalas, Sen. A. Kerr, Sen. K. Lambert, Sen. K. Lundberg, Sen. B. Martinez Humenik, Sen. M. Merrifield, Sen. D. Moreno, Sen. T. Neville, Sen. K. Priola, Sen. J. Sonnenberg, Sen. J. Tate, Sen. A. Williams, Sen. R. Zenzinger
Rep. J. Arndt, Rep. K. Becker, Rep. J. Becker, Rep. A. Benavidez, Rep. J. Bridges, Rep. P. Buck, Rep. J. Buckner, Rep. T. Carver, Rep. P. Covarrubias, Rep. C. Duran, Rep. D. Esgar, Rep. A. Garnett, Rep. J. Ginal, Rep. M. Gray, Rep. M. Hamner, Rep. C. Hansen, Rep. L. Herod, Rep. E. Hooton, Rep. D. Jackson, Rep. C. Kennedy, Rep. L. Landgraf, Rep. P. Lawrence, Rep. S. Lontine, Rep. P. Lundeen, Rep. B. McLachlan, Rep. D. Michaelson Jenet, Rep. D. Pabon, Rep. D. Roberts, Rep. P. Rosenthal, Rep. J. Singer, Rep. D. Thurlow, Rep. D. Valdez, Rep. K. Van Winkle, Rep. F. Winter, Rep. C. Wist, Rep. D. Young


Sen. R. Baumgardner, Sen. D. Coram, Sen. L. Garcia, Sen. L. Guzman, Sen. C. Jahn, Sen. M. Jones, Sen. V. Marble
Rep. J. Coleman, Rep. J. Danielson, Rep. T. Exum, Rep. S. Lebsock, Rep. P. Lee, Rep. L. Liston, Rep. J. Melton, Rep. P. Neville, Rep. B. Pettersen, Rep. B. Rankin, Rep. J. Reyher, Rep. L. Saine, Rep. J. Salazar, Rep. L. Sias, Rep. M. Weissman, Rep. J. Wilson