Media Advisory: Statement from Chancellor Blumenthal in response to adoption of AB 2296

A statement from UC Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumenthal in response to the adoption of AB 2296:

"I am very pleased that the Researcher Protection Act has been signed into law by the Governor. I am grateful for the efforts of Assemblymember Gene Mullin; our local legislators, Assemblymember John Laird and Senator Joe Simitian; and the many others whose support was vital to this important legislation."

"UC Santa Cruz scientists are confronting many of society's most vexing medical challenges, including cancer, neurological conditions, and infection disease. This work is vitally important, and our researchers and their families must be protected from acts of intimidation and violence."