Senators passed a bill March 15 that waives initial licensing fees for a variety of health professions under the Uniform Credentialing Act.
LB112, introduced by Omaha Sen. Sara Howard, waives initial licensing fees for individuals who:
• are 18 to 25;
• have a household income less than 130 percent of the federal poverty level or are enrolled in a state or federal assistance program; and
• are active duty services members or their spouses, honorably discharged veterans or their spouses and un-remarried surviving spouses of deceased service members.
The bill was approved by a vote of 37-0.