H.R.4292 - Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2000106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Canady, Charles T. [R-FL-12] (Introduced 04/13/2000)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 106-835|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/05/2000 Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Referred in Senate (10/05/2000)
[Congressional Bills 106th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 4292 Referred in Senate (RFS)] 2d Session H. R. 4292 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES September 27 (legislative day, September 22), 2000 Received October 5 (legislative day, September 22), 2000 Read the first time _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To protect infants who are born alive. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Born-Alive Infants Protection Act of 2000''. SEC. 2. DEFINITION OF BORN-ALIVE INFANT. (a) In General.--Chapter 1 of title 1, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: ``Sec. 8. `Person', `human being', `child', and `individual' as including born-alive infant ``(a) In determining the meaning of any Act of Congress, or of any ruling, regulation, or interpretation of the various administrative bureaus and agencies of the United States, the words `person', `human being', `child', and `individual', shall include every infant member of the species homo sapiens who is born alive at any stage of development. ``(b) As used in this section, the term `born alive', with respect to a member of the species homo sapiens, means the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of that member, at any stage of development, who after such expulsion or extraction breathes or has a beating heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut, and regardless of whether the expulsion or extraction occurs as a result of natural or induced labor, cesarean section, or induced abortion.''. (b) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 1 of title 1, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item: ``8. `Person', `human being', `child', and `individual' as including born-alive infant.''. Passed the House of Representatives September 26, 2000. Attest: JEFF TRANDAHL, Clerk.