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Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Governor McDonnell
Restrict Use of State Funds-Stem Cell Research (language only)

Item 4-5.04 #1g

Item 4-5.04 #1g

Special Conditions and Restrictions on Expenditures
Goods and Services

Language
Page 497, after line 21, insert:
"k. RESEARCH SERVICES:  No state funds appropriated in this Act or by authority of this Act may be spent for the purposes of conducting human stem cell research from stem cells obtained from human embryos, or for conducting research using human embryos, except as otherwise required by federal law.  This provision shall not apply to research conducted using stem cells other than embryonic stem cells."


Explanation
(This amendment prohibits the use of state funds for the purposes of conducting human stem cell research from stem cells obtained from human embryos, or for conducting research using human embryos, except as otherwise required by federal law.)