In California, a new bill named the 'Genetic Information Privacy Act' is currently being voted on. California Senator Alex Padilla believes that your DNA is your personal information, and "ought to be protected". The bill would only allow one's DNA to be accessed by individuals who are 'specifically named on a consent form'. On the other side of the debate, the University of California is objecting the bill because it would cost nearly $600,000 per year in order to sustain. This is money that the state of California simply does not have.