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Public Law No: 109-242 (07/19/2006)

 
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Public Law 109-242
109th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To amend the Public Health Service Act to prohibit the solicitation or 
 acceptance of tissue from fetuses gestated for research purposes, and 
        for other purposes. <<NOTE: July 19, 2006 -  [S. 3504]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress <<NOTE: Fetus Farming Prohibition 
Act of 2006. 42 USC 201 note.>> assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Fetus Farming Prohibition Act of 
2006''.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION OF THE SOLICITATION OR ACCEPTANCE OF TISSUE FROM 
            FETUSES GESTATED FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES.

    Section 498B of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 289g-2) is 
amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsections (c) and (d) as subsections 
        (d) and (e), respectively;
            (2) by inserting after subsection (b) the following:

    ``(c) Solicitation or Acceptance of Tissue From Fetuses Gestated for 
Research Purposes.--It shall be unlawful for any person or entity 
involved or engaged in interstate commerce to--
            ``(1) solicit or knowingly acquire, receive, or accept a 
        donation of human fetal tissue knowing that a human pregnancy 
        was deliberately initiated to provide such tissue; or
            ``(2) knowingly acquire, receive, or accept tissue or cells 
        obtained from a human embryo or fetus that was gestated in the 
        uterus of a nonhuman animal.'';
            (3) in paragraph (1) of subsection (d), as so redesignated, 
        by striking ``(a) or (b)'' and inserting ``(a), (b), or (c)''; 
        and

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            (4) in paragraph (1) of subsection (e), as so redesignated, 
        by striking ``section 498A(f)'' and inserting ``section 
        498A(g)''.

    Approved July 19, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 3504:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 152 (2006):
            July 17, considered in Senate.
            July 18, considered and passed Senate and House.

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