"This bill is not a silver bullet. This bill has a lot of important, good points to it, that's why I voted for it the first time," Representative Steve Doyle (D-Onalaska) said during the Assembly floor session veto override debate on Assembly Bill 76. The bill reduces the amount instructional hours needed for nurse aide certification from 120 hours to align with federal standards of no less than 75 hours. Rep. Doyle had voted yes on the bill back in May 2019 but changed his vote to sustain the Governor's veto. "If we always waited for a silver bullet, nothing would get done in this body ever," Representative Warren Petryk (R-Town of Washington), bill author, said. Rep. Petryk argued that small steps need to be taken to address the state's workforce issues.
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