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Legislative Update, 03/19/2019

Federal news:

An international group of scientists call for a moratorium on human germline gene editing in this commentary to Nature, and NIH files their support in this follow-up correspondence, also published in Nature.

While Congress is unlikely to implement his recommendations, President Trump’s proposed budget includes a 13% cut to NIH funding. Read more in this coverage from Science.

 

State news:

There are a few pieces of legislation in Illinois right now that might generate some health related reference questions.

SB 1659 – IDPH-HPV Vaccination (https://legiscan.com/IL/bill/SB1659/2019): Currently ‘Tabled’ as of 3/13/2019

HB 0902 – Cannabis Legalization (https://legiscan.com/IL/bill/HB0902/2019): Currently ‘Assigned to Judiciary – Criminal Committee’ as of 3/12/2019

HB 2604 – Safe Patient Limits (https://legiscan.com/IL/bill/HB2604/2019): Currently ‘Assigned to Labor & Commerce Committee’ and adding sponsors as of 3/12/2019

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