Nurse Licensure Compact; current Compact replaced with a revised version. (SB265)

Introduced By

Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health professions; Nurse Licensure Compact. Replaces the current Nurse Licensure Compact to which Virginia is a party with a revised version. The current Nurse Licensure Compact is a multistate nursing compact that provides the structure for the reciprocal recognition of other states' licenses to practice as a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse. The revised compact, among other changes, adds recognition of other states' licenses to practice as a licensed vocational nurse. The bill becomes effective upon adoption of the Nurse Licensure Compact by 26 states or on December 31, 2018, whichever comes first. The bill repeals the current Nurse Licensure Compact (Article 6 of Chapter 30 of Title 54.1) effective on the date the new compact becomes effective. The bill also provides that the Virginia Nurses association may request that the General Assembly reconsider the Nurse Licensure Compact if its constituency becomes dissatisfied with the Compact's provisions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101644D
01/06/2016Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/14/2016Impact statement from VDH (SB265)
01/21/2016Assigned Education sub: Health Professions
01/28/2016Reported from Education and Health (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2016Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Placed on Calendar
02/05/2016Read first time
02/05/2016Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/18/2016Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Read second time
02/22/2016Read third time
02/22/2016Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/22/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB265ER)
02/23/2016Impact statement from VDH (SB265ER)
02/23/2016Signed by President
02/23/2016Signed by Speaker
02/23/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/16
02/23/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 1, 2016
03/01/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 108 (effective - see bill)