The Kansas House has passed a bill requiring the University of Kansas Medical Center to establish a stem cell research center. The Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center would work only with adult stem cells. Supporters say the center could lead to new medical treatments. Representative Dave Crum is a Republican from Augusta.
But Republican Barbara Bollier (BOWL-yay), from Mission Hills, calls it an unfunded mandate, because lawmakers aren’t providing money for the center. She says lawmakers haven’t legislated what university researchers should do in the past...and that KU Med is already researching these types of treatments.
The House passed the bill during a vote last (TUE) night.