Licensure fee waiver approved

Senators passed a bill March 15 that waives initial licensing fees for a variety of health professions under the Uniform Credentialing Act.

<a href='http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist09' target='_blank' title='Link to the website of Sen. Sara Howard'>Sen. Sara Howard</a>
Sen. Sara Howard

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.

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