The Desert Review: Bill clears first hurdle in CA senate for adding viable animal donors

SACRAMENTO — Senate Bill 1115, introduced by Senator Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) and sponsored by Social Compassion in Legislation, has passed the Senate Agriculture Committee with a 4-0 vote. The bill, which will allow commercial blood banks to produce blood from community-sourced donor animals and eventually phase-out the closed-colony production model, was one of the first to be heard since the California State Legislature resumed proceedings after a very long recess due to COVID-19, according to an animal rights activist group.

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