Senator Clark Jolley, R-Edmond
For Immediate Release: April 22, 2009
Sen. Clark Jolley
OKLAHOMANS ONE STEP CLOSER TO DECIDING STEM
CELL RESEARCH OUTCOME
The State Senate passed a referendum Wednesday with
bipartisan support that will send the stem cell research funding
issue to a vote of the people.
House Joint Resolution 1035 by Senator Clark
Jolley, R-Edmond, designates a source for funding stem cell
research in Oklahoma. The resolution reads that 10% of earnings
accrued to the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Fund each year
will be directed towards adult stem cell research.
"Because there is very little money being spent
in Oklahoma for adult stem cell research, I am very hopeful that
the citizens of Oklahoma will support the idea of jumpstarting
our research in this area,” said Jolley. “With some
initial investment by the people without expending any state funds,
the research community will be able to engage others to also invest
in this highly successful area of research."
For more information contact:
Sen. Jolley's Office: 405-521-5622