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2006 House Bill 6291: Create (umbilical) cord blood stem cell bank

Public Act 637 of 2006

  1. Introduced by Rep. Glenn Steil, Jr. (R) on June 29, 2006, to require the Department of Public Health to create a statewide network of (umbilical) cord blood stem cell banks.
    • Referred to the House Health Policy Committee on June 29, 2006.
      • Reported in the House on September 12, 2006, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on September 12, 2006, to replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance of the bill as previously described. It also makes the requirement contingent on funding being made available for the proposed network. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on September 12, 2006.
  2. Passed 106 to 0 in the House on September 13, 2006, to require the Department of Public Health to create a statewide network of (umbilical) cord blood stem cell banks. Under House Bill 6294, this would be funded by a $5 million earmark from the "21st Century Jobs Fund", a $400 million program that gives subsidies to public entities and private businesses engaged in various “competitive edge” projects chosen by government committees, in this case, by the legislature.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the Senate on September 14, 2006.
    • Referred to the Senate Health Policy Committee on September 14, 2006.
      • Reported in the Senate on November 30, 2006, with the recommendation that the bill pass.
  4. Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on December 13, 2006, to require the Department of Public Health to create a statewide network of (umbilical) cord blood stem cell banks. Under House Bill 6294, this would be funded by a $5 million earmark from the "21st Century Jobs Fund", a $400 million program that gives subsidies to public entities and private businesses engaged in various “competitive edge” projects chosen by government committees, in this case, by the legislature.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on January 3, 2007.

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