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 Bill Status of HB0253  93rd General Assembly

Short Description:  HUMAN CLONING-BAN

House Sponsors
Rep. Dan Reitz - Gary Forby - Brandon W. Phelps - Kurt M. Granberg - Paul D. Froehlich, Robert F. Flider and Kevin Joyce

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
New Act
20 ILCS 2310/55.46-5 new
210 ILCS 5/10f-5 new
210 ILCS 85/7.5 new
225 ILCS 60/22from Ch. 111, par. 4400-22
720 ILCS 5/12-36 new

Synopsis 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 Provides that the Act is repealed on January 1, 2009. 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.

 Fiscal Note (Department of Public Health)
 While a number of licensure or registration programs administered by the Department of Public Health would need to take action upon conviction of an individual or entity found to have violated the Act, we would anticipate the fiscal impact for the Department to be relatively small. Legal staff time would be necessary to conduct the administrative action to revoke a license. We would estimate .25 FTE would be needed annually, which would equate to approximately $20,000. Additionally, it would be assumed that minor costs associated with the legal proceeding would require the expenditure of an additional $5,000 per year.

DateChamber Action
  1/23/2003HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Dan Reitz
  1/23/2003HouseFirst Reading
  1/23/2003HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/29/2003HouseAssigned to Judiciary I - Civil Law Committee
  1/30/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Gary Forby
  1/30/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  1/30/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kurt M. Granberg
  2/20/2003HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Paul D. Froehlich
  2/24/2003HouseFiscal Note Filed
  3/6/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Robert F. Flider
  3/13/2003HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  3/20/2003HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Joyce
  1/11/2005HouseSession Sine Die

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