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CS/CS/CS/HB 115: Keep Our Graduates Working Act

GENERAL BILL by Commerce Committee ; Health Quality Subcommittee ; Business and Professions Subcommittee ; Duran ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Brown ; Casello ; Daniels ; Eskamani ; Fischer ; Goff-Marcil ; Good ; Gottlieb ; Grieco ; Hart ; Hattersley ; Hogan Johnson ; Joseph ; Mercado ; Plakon ; Polsky ; Sabatini ; Silvers ; Watson, C. ; Webb

Keep Our Graduates Working Act; Prohibits state authority from denying license, refusing to renew license, or suspending or revoking license on basis of delinquency or default in payment of his or her student loan; provides exception to requirement that certain entities prohibit candidate from being examined for or issued, or having renewed license, certificate, or registration to practice health care profession if he or she is listed on specified federal list of excluded individuals & entities; repeals provisions relating to health care practitioners in default on student loan or scholarship obligations.

Effective Date: 7/1/2020
Last Action: 2/13/2020 House - Ordered enrolled -HJ 564
Bill Text: PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
9/4/2019 House • Filed
9/23/2019 House • Referred to Business and Professions Subcommittee; Health Quality Subcommittee; Commerce Committee -HJ 15
10/30/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Business and Professions Subcommittee, 11/06/19, 1:00 pm, Webster Hall
11/6/2019 House • CS by Business and Professions Subcommittee; YEAS 12 NAYS 0 -HJ 288
11/7/2019 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
11/12/2019 House • Now in Health Quality Subcommittee -HJ 383
12/4/2019 House • On Committee agenda-- Health Quality Subcommittee, 12/11/19, 8:30 am, Webster Hall
12/11/2019 House • CS/CS by Health Quality Subcommittee; YEAS 11 NAYS 0 -HJ 317
12/12/2019 House • Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
12/16/2019 House • Now in Commerce Committee -HJ 383
1/14/2020 House • On Committee agenda-- Commerce Committee, 01/16/20, 2:30 pm, Webster Hall
• Introduced -HJ 15
• CS by Business and Professions Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 276
• CS/CS by Health Quality Subcommittee read 1st time -HJ 276
1/16/2020 House • CS/CS/CS by- Commerce Committee; YEAS 22 NAYS 0 -HJ 411
1/17/2020 House • Pending review of CS -under Rule 7.18(c)
1/21/2020 House • Placed on Calendar -HJ 410
• CS/CS/CS by Commerce Committee read 1st time -HJ 409
1/23/2020 House • Placed on Special Order Calendar, 01/29/20
1/29/2020 House • Read 2nd time -HJ 455
• Read 3rd time -HJ 455
• CS passed; YEAS 118 NAYS 0 -HJ 456
2/5/2020 Senate • In Messages
• Referred to Education; Innovation, Industry, and Technology; Rules -SJ 253
2/6/2020 Senate • Withdrawn from Education; Innovation, Industry, and Technology; Rules -SJ 239
• Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading
• Substituted for CS/SB 356 -SJ 239
• Received -SJ 253
• Read 2nd time -SJ 239
• Placed on 3rd reading
2/12/2020 Senate • Read 3rd time -SJ 257
• CS passed; YEAS 35 NAYS 1 -SJ 257
2/13/2020 House • Ordered enrolled -HJ 564