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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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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

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

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

Highlights:
-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

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