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 Summary

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)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 7, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.