SCA7 repeals Prop 71 and stops the further issuance of bonds to fund stem cell research.
In 2004, voters passed Proposition 71, also known as the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Act. Prop 71 authorized $3 billion in bonds for stem cell research over a period of ten years. Prop 71’s campaign made promises of widespread cures for diseases that have not been fulfilled. More than thirteen years after its passage, around $2 billion in funds have been dispersed. With a $1.6 billion dollar budget deficit and crumbling infrastructure, we need to stop the issuance of bonds to prevent further state debt.
- $20 Million, California-backed Stem Cell Trial Discloses Disappointing News, Dave Jensen, California Stem Cell Report, 05.12.17
- Waiting on the Promise of Stem Cells, Mike McPhate, California Today/NY Times, 05.04.17
- California Voters Were Promised Cures. But the State Stem Cell Agency Has Funded Just a Trickle of Clinical Trials, Charles Piller, Stat, 01.19.17
- Final Report for California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, State Controller’s Office, 05.12.15
- Stem Cell Research: Strengthening Governance to Further the Voters’ Mandate, Little Hoover Commission, June 2009
- State Lawmaker Aims to End California Stem Cell Program, Calls It a ‘Boondoggle’, Dave Jensen, California Stem Cell Report, 03.29.17