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S.2297: NURSE Act
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||education|
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|Sponsor||Jon Tester, D-Mont.|
|Total Cosponsors||1 (All Democrats)|
|Introduced||May 7, 2014|
|Latest Major Action||May 7, 2014|
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- Bill introduced in the Senate
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill signed into law
Nurses for Under-Resourced Schools Everywhere Act or the NURSE Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Education to make competitive matching demonstration grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) in which the student-to-school nurse ratio in each of their public elementary and secondary schools is 750 or more students to every school nurse to pay a specified federal share of the cost of reducing such ratio.
Gives grant priority to high-need LEAs that demonstrate: (1) the greatest need for new or additional nursing services for their students, or (2) that they do not have a school nurse in any of their schools.
Defines a "high-need LEA" as an LEA for which not fewer than 10,000 or not less than 20% of the children served are from families with incomes below the poverty line.
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|May 7, 2014||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|