Should the "California Institute for Regenerative
Medicine" be established to regulate and fund stem cell research with the constitutional
right to conduct such research and with an oversight committee?
Prohibits funding of human reproductive cloning research.
- Establishes "California Institute for Regenerative Medicine" to regulate stem cell research and provide funding, through grants and loans, for such research and research facilities.
- Establishes constitutional right to conduct stem cell research; prohibits Institute's funding of human reproductive cloning research.
- Establishes oversight committee to govern Institute.
- Provides General Fund loan up to $3 million for Institute's initial administration/implementation costs.
- Authorizes issuance of general obligation bonds to finance Institute activities up to $3 billion subject to annual limit of $350 million.
- Appropriates monies from General Fund to pay for bonds.
State cost of about $6 billion over 30 years to pay
off both the principal ($3 billion) and interest ($3 billion) on
the bonds. State payments averaging about $200 million per
- A YES vote of this measure means:
- The state would establish
a new state medical
research institute and authorize
the issuance of $3 billion in
state general obligation bonds
to provide funding for stem
cell research and research facilities
- A NO vote of this measure means:
- Funding for stem cell
research in California would
depend upon actions by the
Legislature and Governor and
other entities which provide
- Summary of Arguments FOR Proposition 71:
- 71 authorizes stem cell research
to find new CURES FOR CANCER,
HEART DISEASE, DIABETES,
and many other diseases,
SAVE MILLIONS OF
LIVES, and CUT HEALTH
CARE COSTS BY BILLIONS.
And, 71 prohibits cloning to
create babies. Join non-profit
disease organizations, Nobel
Prize scientists, doctors, and
nurses: Vote YES on 71.
Full Text of Argument In Favor
- Summary of Arguments AGAINST Proposition 71:
- Adds $3 billion of bond debt
to California's massive debt
load. Money would fund
huge, new bureaucracy to promote
human embryo cloning.
Few controls, no real accountability
for how money is spent.
Exempts new bureaucracy
from aspects of "open meeting"
laws. Opposed by
women's groups, leading doctors,
and medical ethicists.
Full Text of Argument Against
- Contact FOR Proposition 71:
- YES on 71: Coalition for Stem Cell Research and Cures
11271 Ventura Blvd.
Studio City, CA 91604
- Contact AGAINST Proposition 71:
- Doctors, Patients, and Taxpayers for Fiscal Responsibility
P.O. Box 2402
Covina, CA 91722
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