Bill Sent To Committee
June 22, 2007
June 21, 2007(Key vote)
Title: Exploration of Public Funding for Stem Cell Research
Vote Smart's Synopsis:
Vote to pass a bill that provides public funding for a human stem cell research committee.
- Establishes the Human Stem Cell Research Grant Fund to solicit funding for research programs on treatments for debilitating diseases and spinal cord injuries [sec. 4(1)].
- Requires researchers to obtain consent from the donors before using eggs or sperm to create human stem cells [sec. 8].
- Appropriates $159,366 from the General Fund for administrative support for the Human Stem Cell Research Committee [sec. 13].