senate Bill S1249

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Creates the New York Stem Cell Research Institute

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S1249 - Details

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Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2784
2009-2010: S1133

S1249 - Summary

Creates the New York Stem Cell Research Institute; provides for the appointment of the New York state stem cell board, to be composed of nineteen members, to run the institute; establishes the powers, duties, procedures, and functions of the institute.

S1249 - Sponsor Memo

S1249 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by  Sens.  PERKINS, HASSELL-THOMPSON, STAVISKY -- read twice
  and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee
  on Health

AN ACT creating the New York Stem Cell Research Institute


  Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
the "New York Stem Cell Research Institute act".
  S 2. Legislative intent. Millions of children and adults  suffer  from
devastating diseases or injuries that are currently incurable, including
cancer,  diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord inju-
ries, blindness, Lou Gehrig's disease, HIV/AIDS,  mental  health  disor-
ders,  multiple  sclerosis,  Huntington's disease, and more than seventy
other diseases and injuries.
  Recently, medical science has discovered a new way to  attack  chronic
diseases  and  injuries.  The  cure  and treatment of these diseases can
potentially be accomplished through the use of new regenerative  medical
therapies  including  a  special type of human cells, called stem cells.
These life-saving medical breakthroughs  can  only  happen  if  adequate
funding  is made available to advance stem cell research, develop thera-
pies, and conduct clinical trials.
  Unfortunately, the federal government is not  providing  the  adequate
funding  necessary  for  the  urgent  research  and facilities needed to
develop stem cell therapies to treat and cure diseases and serious inju-
ries. This critical funding gap currently prevents the rapid advancement
of research that could benefit millions of New Yorkers.
  S 3. New York Stem Cell Research Institute. a. There is hereby created
an institute to be known as the New York Stem Cell  Research  Institute,
which shall have the following purposes:

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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