SB18-027 - Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the enactment of the "Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact", and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.

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.)


Latest update: January 18, 2018
01/18/2018 - Governor Signed
01/17/2018 - Sent to the Governor
01/17/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
01/17/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
01/17/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
01/16/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
01/16/2018 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
01/16/2018 - House Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
01/12/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations
01/12/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed with Amendments - Floor
01/11/2018 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
01/11/2018 - Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
01/11/2018 - Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended to Appropriations
01/10/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance + Appropriations