91st General Assembly
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HUMAN CLONING-BAN                                                          

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   that the Act is repealed on January 1, 2005.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

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   1


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