Nebraska Revised Statute 71-8805

Chapter 71


Stem Cell Research Program; created.

(1) The Stem Cell Research Program is created.

(2) Any money appropriated by the Legislature for the Stem Cell Research Program shall be used to provide a dollar-for-dollar match, up to five hundred thousand dollars per fiscal year, of funds received by institutions or researchers from sources other than funds provided by the State of Nebraska for nonembryonic stem cell research. Such matching funds shall be awarded through the grant process established pursuant to section 71-8804. No single institution or researcher shall receive more than seventy percent of the funds available for distribution under this section on an annual basis.

(3) Up to three percent of any annual appropriation for the Stem Cell Research Program shall be available to the Division of Public Health of the Department of Health and Human Services for administrative costs, including stipends and reimbursements pursuant to section 71-8803.

(4) The State Treasurer shall transfer, on July 1, 2016, the unobligated balance in the Stem Cell Research Cash Fund to the Nebraska Health Care Cash Fund.