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Call to Action: SB 166 and HB 301 on the floor TODAY

Posted 6 months ago by Brette Winston

Thanks to Molly Bachtel for the following info! These bills are up for vote TODAY in Georgia. Please stay updated on your representatives to support nurses in this state!

 

HB 301 P-TIP
Many are aware that we have a shortage of preceptors for our APRN students. This bill would help both Georgia APRN and PA preceptors receive a tax incentive as MDs in primary care currently receive for taking Georgia APRN, PA, and Medical Students for clinical rotations.

The bill does four things:

  1. Converts the current deductions to tax credits
  2. Adds APRN and PA preceptors as recipients (meeting the same eligibility requirements as physicians)
  3. Has an effective date retroactive to January 1, 2017 so that all tax letters for 2017 will be for credits
  4. Implements an incentive structure to provide higher amounts of credits for rotations 4-10.

HB 301: PRECEPTOR TAX INCENTIVE PROGRAM:

  • NEXT STEPS (2/24/17)
  • The bill is on the HOUSE FLOOR on Monday, February 27th!

Authors: Representatives Jodi Lott (Evans), Chairman Jay Powell (Camilla), Geoff Duncan (Cummings); Debbie Buckner (Columbus); Representative Dominic LaRiccia (Douglas)

  1. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:
    MESSAGE: Please vote YES for HB 301 when it is called for a floor vote on Monday, February 27th.
    Contact list: Go to www.OPENSTATES.org to look up your indivdual Georgia House Representative.

  2. SENATE INCOME TAX SUB-COMMITTEE:
    MESSAGE: You will be receiving HB 301 authored by Representative Jodi Lott. This bill is important to all of Georgia’s public and private medical, osteopathic, advanced practice nursing, and physician assistant educational programs in the state. Please support this bill and pass it out of sub-committee with haste.
     ~ Albers, John - Roswell - 404-463-8055
     ~ Hill, Hunter - Atlanta - 404-463-2518
     ~ Jackson, Lester G. - Savannah - 404-463-5261

  3. SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
    MESSAGE: HB 301, authored by Representative Jodi Lott, is important to all of Georgia’s public and private medical, osteopathic, advanced practice nursing, and physician assistant educational programs in the state. Please support this bill and pass it out of full committee with a favorable vote.

  4. SENATE INCOME TAX SUB-COMMITTEE
    MESSAGE: You will be receiving HB 301 authored by Representative Jodi Lott. This bill is important to all of Georgia’s public and private medical, osteopathic, advanced practice nursing, and physician assistant educational programs in the state. Please support this bill and pass it out of sub-committee with haste.
    ~ Hufstetler, Chuck (Chair) - Rome - 404-656-0034
    ~ Cowsert, Bill - Athens - 404-463-1366
    ~ Hill, Jack - Reidsville - 404-656-5038
    ~ Unterman, Renee - Buford - 404-463-1368
    ~ Gooch, Steve - Dahlonega - 404-656-9221
    ~ Heath, Bill - Bremen - 404-656-3943
    ~ Orrock, Nan - Atlanta - 404-463-8054
    ~ Payne, Chuck - Dalton - 404-463-5402
    ~ Shafer, David - Duluth - 404-656-0048
    ~ Thompson, Bruce - White - 404-656-0065
    ~ Williams, Michael - Cumming - 404-656-7127

  5. SENATE RULES COMMITTEE
    MESSAGE: We are in full support of the passage of HB 301 which provides a necessary resource to secure the needed community based faculty to provide the clinical training of MD, DO, PA, and APRN students. We need this bill to be moved from Senate Rules Committee to the Senate Floor for a vote ASAP. And please vote “yes” on this bill.
    ~ Mullis, Jeff (Chairman) - Chickamauga - 404-656-0057
    ~ Hill, Jack (Vice Chairman - Reidsville - 404-656-5038
    ~ Millar, Fran (Secretary) - Atlanta - 404-463-2260

SB 166 (Nursing Compact Bill)
Call your individual Senator asking them to support the bill and Vote YES when the Bill comes up for a Vote. You can look up your home district Senator at: openstates.org

Also call or email the members of the Senate Rules Committee and the Lt. Governor's Office and request their support in  getting SB 166 scheduled on the Senate for for a Hearing and Vote. Crossover Day is THIS WEEK, so this bill needs to move quickly to make it over the the HOUSE.

SENATE RULES COMMITTEE MEMBERS (2017)

Please also contact Lt. Governor Casey Cagle’s office at 404-656-5030