H.R.6131 - Human-Animal Chimera Prohibition Act of 2016114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 09/22/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 10/11/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6131 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/22/2016)
Human-Animal Chimera Prohibition Act of 2016
This bill amends the federal criminal code to make it a crime to knowingly: (1) create, transport, or receive a human-animal chimera; (2) transfer a human embryo into a nonhuman womb; or (3) transfer a nonhuman embryo into a human womb. The term “human-animal chimera” means an organism that, from an early stage of development, contains human and non-human parts.
A violator is subject to civil and criminal penalties.