House Bill 304

Last Action signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 084)
Title AN ACT relating to the nurse licensure compact.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 1163
Sponsors A. Wuchner, M. Marzian, K. Flood, M. Hart, K. Moser, R. Palumbo, M. Prunty, S. Westrom
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 314 to enact and enter into the Nurse Licensure Compact with all other jurisdictions that legally join in the compact; declare the purpose of the compact; define terms; recognize a multistate licensure privilege to practice for registered nurses or practical nurses; permit the Kentucky Board of Nursing to limit or revoke the multistate licensure privilege of any nurse to practice in Kentucky; establish application requirements; require reporting of any actions taken by the Kentucky Board of Nursing to the home state of the licensee; require compact states to participate in a coordinated licensure information system and provide for interchange of information; establish the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators; provide immunity for party states, officers, employees, or agents of a party state's nurse licensing board who act in accordance with the provisions of the compact; prohibit amendment of the compact unless the amendment has been enacted into the laws of all party states; provide for severability for any provision in the compact that is contrary to the constitution of any party state or of the United States or the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person, or circumstance; repeal KRS 314.470, which set forth the prior version of the Nurse Licensure Compact; EFFECTIVE December 31, 2018, or upon adoption of compact by 26 states, whichever is earlier.
Index Headings of Original Version Effective Dates, Delayed - Nurse Licensure Compact, December 31, 2018, or upon adoption by 26 states
Health and Medical Services - Nurse Licensure Compact
Interstate Cooperation - Nurse Licensure Compact
Nurses - Nurse Licensure Compact
Physicians and Practitioners - Nurse Licensure Compact
Votes Vote History


  • introduced in House
  • to Health and Family Services (H)
  • posted in committee
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 22, 2017
  • 3rd reading, passed 99-0
  • received in Senate
  • to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
  • taken from Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
  • reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules as a consent bill
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 8, 2017
  • 3rd reading, passed 37-0
  • received in House
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
  • signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 084)

Last updated: 1/16/2019 3:02 PM (EST)