PA 10-136—SB 354

Appropriations Committee

Public Health Committee

Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH TRUST FUND RESEARCH GRANTS

SUMMARY: This act expands the purposes for which the Department of Public Health (DPH) may make grants from the Biomedical Research Trust Fund to include Alzheimer's disease and diabetes research. DPH may already award grants from the fund for biomedical research in the fields of heart disease, cancer, and other tobacco-related diseases. By law, it may award the grants to: (1) nonprofit, tax-exempt colleges or universities or (2) hospitals that conduct biomedical research. The total amount of grants made during a fiscal year cannot exceed 50% of the total amount held in the fund on the date the grants are approved.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2010

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