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SB 148 - Umbilical Cord Blood and Stem Cell Banks - Key Vote

Georgia Key Votes

Bill Cowsert voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Umbilical Cord Blood and Stem Cell Banks

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (48-0) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (158-0) -
Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (House) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (39-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Umbilical Cord Blood and Stem Cell Banks

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill creating the Newborn Umbilical Cord Blood Bank for stem cell research purposes.

-Requires informed consent of mothers donating tissue to the Newborn Umbilical Cord Blood Bank (NUCBB) (Sec. 3). -Requires institutions participating in the bank to be subject to an institutional review board to ensure compliance with federal guidelines (Sec. 3). -Establishes the Georgia Commission for Saving the Cure (GCSC) to oversee the NUCBB (Sec. 3). -Directs the state revenue commissioner to provide on the Georgia income tax form space to allow donations to GCSC (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Umbilical Cord Blood and Stem Cell Banks



  • Amos Amerson (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Don Balfour (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John D. Bulloch Jr. (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph Carter (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronnie Chance (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jeff Chapman (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John F. Douglas (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Greg Goggans (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William 'Bill' Hamrick III (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Seth Harp (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Lee Hawkins (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Heath (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ralph T. Hudgens (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Eric B. Johnson (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan Moody (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jack Murphy (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chip Pearson (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chip Rogers (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Nancy Schaefer (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mitchell W. 'Mitch' Seabaugh (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Cecil Staton (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Don R. Thomas (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thorborn 'Ross' Tolleson Jr. (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan Weber (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John J. Wiles (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
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