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 Provides that the Act is repealed on January 1,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.
FISCAL NOTE (Office of Attorney General)
There would be an annual cost of $200,000 in salaries, benefits
and operating costs for an administrative law judge, rules of
procedure, a site for administrative hearings, and someone with
expertise to analyze complaints. The OAG currently has no
mechanism for holding hearings or enforcing the imposition of
fines. The OAG might also be expected to handle any criminal
STATE MANDATES NOTE (Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs)
In the opinion of DCCA, HB 493 does not meet the definition of
a State mandate under the State Mandates Act.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Changes the definition of "human clone" to a human being
created by transferring the nucleus from a human somatic cell
(rather than from the nucleus of any human cell from whatever source)
into a human egg cell from which the nucleus has been removed.
FISCAL NOTE, H-AM 1 (Office of Attorney General)
Same as previous fiscal note.
STATE MANDATES NOTE, HA-1
(Department of Commerce and Community Affairs)
Same as previous State mandates note.
HOME RULE NOTE, HA-1 (Dept. of Commerce and Community Affairs)
It is not anticipated that the legislation would pre-empt
home rule powers and functions of local governments.
CORRECTIONAL NOTE, H-AM 1, (Department of Corrections)
The impact is expected to be minimal. Each person sentenced to
prison for a Class 4 violation of the Human Cloning Act would
serve an average of seven months at a cost of $11,400. That
would also require the construction of one additional prison
bed at the cost of $43,864.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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