SB 289 (BR 2530) - K. Stine, E. Worley
AN ACT relating to the Nursing Workforce Foundation.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 314 to make findings and declarations; create the Nursing Workforce Foundation to be governed by a board; define membership of board; provide for quorum; require board to employ or contract with a qualified person or nonprofit organization to serve as executive director and permit board to hire such other persons as necessary; provide that board shall be a nonprofit, quasi-governmental corporation subject to the Kentucky Open Records Law and Kentucky Open Meetings Law; provide that the foundation shall be funded by four percent (4%) of hospital provider tax revenues collected annually in accordance with KRS 142.303; provide that additional funding shall be provided by any grants, gifts, or contributions received by the board or other general funds appropriated by the General Assembly; establish duties of board relating to disbursements and application for funding process for the award of grants to nursing education programs, nursing employer consortiums, and nursing employer associations for the recruitment of students and training of registered nurses and licensed practical nurses; provide for the board to establish and administer an application process, criteria and procedures for awarding scholarships or loan repayment assistance to registered nurses pursing advanced degrees to become nursing faculty; provide for the board to establish and administer an application process, criteria and procedures for hospitals that provide nursing scholarships to receive matching funds; provide for audit of funds; require annual reporting; provide that the board may structure scholarship, matching funds and loan repayment programs as necessary to secure funds available under federal matching programs; provide that all funds allocated to and received by the board under the provisions shall be paid into the State Treasury and credited to a trust and agency account that shall not lapse; provide that the board shall make grants available to public and private nursing education programs located in Kentucky and employer organizations for recruitment of students and for training registered nurses or licensed practical nurses; provide that the board shall establish requirements for receipt of funds that require that they be expended exclusively on costs related to the purposes of the program; require board to establish and administer a matching fund program under which a hospital licensed under KRS Chapter 216B may sponsor a professional nursing student or a practical nursing student currently enrolled in an approved nursing program by contributing to the costs of the student's education and having that contribution matched in whole or in part by funds received by the board; require the board to establish requirements for administration of the matching fund program; require the board to establish and administer a scholarship program and a loan repayment program to prepare nurses to assume faculty positions in nursing education programs located in Kentucky, and to establish program requirements; provide that each school of nursing located in Kentucky, whether awarded funding or not, shall submit an annual report by August 1 to the board, the Kentucky Board of Nursing, the Council on Post Secondary Education, the Cabinet for Workforce Development, and the Legislative Research Commission detailing its strategies for increasing the enrollment of students that graduate from the program prepared for licensure as registered nurses or licensed practical nurses; and provide that efforts undertaken by the schools to increase cultural diversity within its nursing students shall be included in the annual report to the board.
SB 289 - AMENDMENTS
SCS - Retain original provisions, except delete the language providing that the foundation shall be funded by four percent (4%) of hospital provider tax revenues collected annually in accordance with KRS 142.303.
SFA (1, K. Stine) - Provide that the President of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities, rather than the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools, be a member of the Nursing Workforce Foundation board; and provide that the President, rather than the Director, of the Council on Postsecondary Education be a member of the board.
HCS - Retain original provisions and add a representative of the Kentucky Nurses Association to the Nursing Workforce Foundation.
HFA (1, M. Marzian) - Add the president of the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives, the president of the Kentucky Council of Associate Degree Nursing Programs, and the chair of the Kentucky Association of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Nursing Programs, or a designee, to the Nursing Workforce Foundation.
Mar 6-introduced in Senate
Mar 11-to Health and Welfare (S)
Mar 13-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 14-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 15, 2002; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 15-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; 3rd reading, passed 33-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Mar 18-received in House
Mar 19-to Health and Welfare (H); posting waived
Mar 20-posting waived; posted in committee
Mar 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 22-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 25-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 26-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 27, 2002
Mar 28-3rd reading, passed 93-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Mar 29-received in Senate
Apr 1-posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) for Monday, April 1, 2002; Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; passed 34-0
Apr 2-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Apr 9-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 272)