Senate Constitutional Amendment 7 - Repeal Proposition 71

February 27, 2017


SCA7 repeals Prop 71 and stops the further issuance of bonds to fund stem cell research.

Issue Background:

In 2004, voters passed Proposition 71, also known as the California Stem Cell Research and Cures Act.  Prop 71 authorized $3 billion in bonds for stem cell research over a period of ten years.  Prop 71’s campaign made promises of widespread cures for diseases that have not been fulfilled.  More than thirteen years after its passage, around $2 billion in funds have been dispersed.  With a $1.6 billion dollar budget deficit and crumbling infrastructure, we need to stop the issuance of bonds to prevent further state debt.





James Moore, Legislative Aide, (916) 651-4037