Michigan legislators look to add restrictions to voter approved measure

Mon, Jun 22 2009 — Source: Petoskey News-Review

The first test of how much control state lawmakers might try to exert over embryonic stem cell research in Michigan is surfacing at the Capitol. Sen. Tom George, a Republican from Kalamazoo County’s Texas Township, said Thursday he and other lawmakers will introduce bills that would establish reporting requirements and penalties for violations related to Proposal 2, which Michigan voters approved in 2008. The measure loosened the state’s restrictions on the research by allowing people to donate embryos left over from fertility treatments.