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Text of the Rachel’s Act of 2008

This bill was introduced on September 26, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 26, 2008 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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110th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 7121

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 26, 2008

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce

A BILL

To authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director of the National Institutes of Health, to make a prize payment to the first person who develops a cure for clear cell sarcoma of the tendons and aponeuroses.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Rachel’s Act of 2008.

2.

Prize payment for curing clear cell sarcoma of the tendons and aponeuroses

(a)

Award

The Secretary of Health and Human Services acting through the Director of the National Institutes of Health (in this Act referred to as the Secretary) shall award a prize payment of $10,000,000 to the first person who, as determined by the Secretary, develops a cure for clear cell sarcoma of the tendons and aponeuroses.

(b)

Group or association of persons

The Secretary may award the prize payment under subsection (a) to a group or association of persons if the Secretary determines that such persons acted in collaboration to develop a cure for clear cell sarcoma of the tendons and aponeuroses.

(c)

Authorization of appropriations

To carry out this Act, there is authorized to be appropriated $10,000,000 for the period of fiscal years 2009 through 2018.