UPDATE: HB 4042, Nursing Licensure Compact
Thank you to all the nurses across the state that reached out to their Senator asking them to support HB 4042 yesterday. We know everyone operated in doing so with a short window of opportunity, and we very much appreciate your assistance as we move this relevant legislation in our state. It was a big win for Senator Shirkey to discharge the compact bill out of the Senate Committee. While the Senate Republicans negotiated tirelessly yesterday to try and get it passed, it was Governor Whitmer's opposition that stalled the issue.
Last night, the Governor issued this Executive Order: Click here to view
The legislature recessed, late last night, until Wednesday, March 25. We are asking you to continue to contact your Senator to either thank them for their support or ask them to support this issue, depending on their party line. Unfortunately, the Democratic party has made this a bipartisan issue, driven by the Michigan Nurses Association.
ANA-Michigan Leadership is working with the bill sponsor, Representative Whiteford, and the NCSBN Lobbyists. We are going to continue to push for a vote on March 25. Please watch for a new call to action coming out to you before the week concludes, that will have additional verbiage, along with a new call to action talking points for you to send urging the Governor's support.