92nd 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, 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 Provides that the Act is repealed on January  1,      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

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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