Governor Signs First Bill of 2018 Legislative Session

The first bill signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper for the 2018 legislative session is a bipartisan agreement that assures that many Colorado licensed RNs will retain their compact license status. The bill goes into effect, January 19, 2018, and assures no lapse in licensure for current compact licensed RNs.

SB18-027 passed on 3rd Reading in the Colorado House of Representatives on Jan. 17, 2018. 

We send a “Thank you” to the over 80 sponsors from both the Colorado House and Senate.  A special thank you to the key sponsors, Senators Smallwood & Todd, and Representatives McKean and Kraft-Tharp.

The bill was first introduced Jan. 10 and passed seven calendar days later.

Colorado Nurses Association would like to acknowledge the work of Megan Wagner, of Brandeberry McKenna Public Affairs, for her extraordinary leadership in this process!

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