STAND. COM. REP. NO.803-02
RE: S.B. No. 2457
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred S.B. No. 2457, S.D. 1, entitled:
"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO MOUSE EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this bill is to appropriate funds to the Department of Anatomy and Molecular Biology at the University of Hawaii (UH) to conduct research on mouse embryos to develop novel techniques for deriving mouse embryonic stem cells.
The John A. Burns School of Medicine submitted testimony in support of the intent of this bill.
Your Committee finds that the mouse cloning research team at UH is world-renowned for its success and is considered a world leader in its field. Not only does this work provide recognition for UH and the State, but it also holds immense promise for future therapeutic use in humans.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of S.B. No. 2457, S.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Second Reading and be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Higher Education,
ROY TAKUMI, Chair