Government Relations

UW System Position on Bills Introduced in the Legislature During the 2005-2006 Session

Pending Legislation

SB 603

Human Stem Cell Research

Full Description

(Miller) Provides that the policy of the state is to permit research involving the derivation and use of human stem cells. The bill also requires the research be approved by an institutional review board and a national oversight committee if state funds or resources are used to support the research.

Referred to: Health, Children, Families, Aging and Long Term Care

UW System Position

SUPPORT: The UW System supports ethical research using embryos donated by individuals who may be discarding surplus embryos created in the process of in-vitro fertilization and fertility treatment.