SB 297 – Cancer Research Advisory Panel

Primary Sponsors: Sen. Vickie Sawyer (R-Iredell), Sen. Jim Perry (R-Lenior), Sen. Ted Alexander (R-Cleveland)

Bill Summary

This bill directs the NC Policy Collaboratory at UNC – CH to assemble a research advisory panel to study and develop recommendations on strategies for implementation of a research program to determine whether any cancer clusters exist within the state.

The Collaboratory would be required to consult with the following experts:

  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Environmental Quality
  • UNC School of Public Health
  • UNC School of Medicine
  • UNC Cancer Center
  • Duke University School of Environment
  • ECU School of Medicine

The final recommendations would be submitted by April 30, 2020.

Bill Movement

This bill was filed on March 19, 2019.

This bill was referred to the following Senate Committees:

This bill passed on the Senate floor on April 2, 2019.

This bill will now move to the House.

This bill was referred to the following committees:

  • Health
    • Passed – June 27, 2019
  • Rules
    • Passed July 8, 2019

This bill passed the House with a vote of 113-0, and will now move to the Governor.