H.R.2505 - Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Weldon, Dave [R-FL-15] (Introduced 07/16/2001)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 107-170|
|Latest Action:||08/03/2001 Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 140.|
|Major Recorded Votes:||07/31/2001 : Passed House|
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Summary: H.R.2505 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2001 - Prohibits any person or entity, in or affecting interstate commerce, from knowingly: (1) performing or attempting to perform human cloning; (2) participating in such an attempt; (3) shipping or receiving an embryo produced by human cloning or any product derived from such embryo; or (4) importing such an embryo or product.
Passed House amended (07/31/2001)
Sets forth criminal and civil penalties.
Provides that nothing in this Act restricts areas of scientific research not specifically prohibited above, including research in the use of nuclear transfer or other cloning techniques to produce molecules, DNA, cells other than human embryos, tissues, organs, plants, or animals other than humans.
Directs the General Accounting Office to assess the need for amendment of such prohibition, including through: (1) a discussion of new developments, the need for somatic cell transfer to produce medical advances, current public attitudes and prevailing ethical views concerning its use, and potential legal implications of somatic cell transfer research; and (2) a review of any technological developments that may require technical changes to such prohibition.