H.R. 2520 (109th): Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005


May 23, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006


Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 20, 2005

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 20, 2005.


Pub.L. 109-129


Christopher “Chris” Smith

Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district



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Last Updated: Dec 19, 2005
Length: 14 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To provide for the collection and maintenance of human cord blood stem cells for the treatment of patients and research, and to amend the Public Health Service Act to authorize the C.W. Bill Young Cell Transplantation Program.

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Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 1317 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 29, 2005

What is a bill?

The “H.R.” in “H.R. 2520” means this is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress. A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


May 23, 2005
Passed House
May 24, 2005
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Passed Senate with Changes
Dec 16, 2005
Vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.
House Agreed to Changes
Dec 17, 2005
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Enacted — Signed by the President
Dec 20, 2005


78 cosponsors (65R, 13D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
May 24, 2005 6:17 p.m.
Passed 431/1
Suspend the Rules and Agree to the Senate Amendment
Dec 17, 2005 7:37 p.m.
Passed 413/0

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