Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Human Cloning Act. Prohibits human cloning.
Prohibits a person from purchasing or selling an ovum, zygote, embryo,
or fetus for the purpose of cloning a human being. Establishes
administrative penalties for violation. Amends the Civil
Administrative Code of Illinois, the Ambulatory Surgical Treatment
Center Act, the Hospital Licensing Act, and the Medical Practice Act
of 1987. Provides for the revocation of various licenses for
violation of the Human Cloning Act. Amends the Criminal Code of 1961.
Prohibits a person from engaging in activity that involves the use of
a human somatic cell for the process of producing a human clone.
Penalty is a Class 4 felony. Effective immediately.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
20 ILCS 2310/55.46-5 new
Adds reference to:
20 ILCS 2310/2310-330.5 new
Deletes everything. Reinstates the substance of the bill, with
the following exceptions: (1) provides that nothing in the Human
Cloning Act restricts or prohibits biomedical research using cloning
technology that is not expressly prohibited by the Act, including
cloning human genes, cells, and tissues; (2) provides that the
Attorney General rather than the Director of Public Health may levy
administrative penalties for a violation of the Act; and (3) provides
that the Act is repealed on January 1, 2005. Effective immediately.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Changes the definition of "clone". Includes in the definition,
to create using human somatic cell nucleus transfer technology, a
human being, human embryo, or human fetus. Provides that the
prohibition against cloning includes removal of the nucleus for any
purpose regardless of whether or not the resulting product could
result in a human embryo, human fetus, or human being and regardless
of whether or not the cell is intended to be implanted into a womb and
may or may not result in a pregnancy and a birth of a human being.
Provides that "clone" does not refer to duplicating or replicating
human DNA sequences, organs, tissues, or cells.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Includes in the definition of "clone", an attempt to create a
human being, human embryo, or human fetus. Changes references of
implanting into a womb to implanting into a person.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: 01-01-09
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 1
END OF INQUIRY
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