Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Human Cloning Act. Prohibits human cloning.
Prohibits a person from purchasing, selling, using, or transporting an
ovum, zygote, embryo, or fetus for the purpose of cloning a
human being. Establishes administrative penalties for a violation.
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. Provides that the Act is repealed on January 1,
2007. 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.
CORRECTONAL NOTE (Department of Corrections)
There are no data available to objectively determine the number
of admissions that would result from this legislation. However,
the impact is expected to be minimal. Each person sentenced to
prision for a Class 4 violation of the Human Cloning Act would
serve an average of seven months at a cost of $12,038. It would
also require the construction of one additional prison bed at
the cost of $50,510.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
Full Text Bill Status