Report Title:

Human Fetal Tissue; Crime

 

Description:

Makes it a felony to knowingly acquire, receive or accept a donation of human fetal tissue for any purpose.

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

H.B. NO.

1622

TWENTY-FIRST LEGISLATURE, 2001

 

STATE OF HAWAII

 


 

A BILL FOR AN ACT

 

relating to human fetal tissue.

 

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF HAWAII:

SECTION 1. Chapter 709, Hawaii Revised Statutes, is amended by adding a new section to be appropriately designated and to read as follows:

"709- Acquisition, receipt or acceptance of fetal tissue; illegal. It shall be unlawful to knowingly acquire, receive or accept a donation of human fetal tissue for any purpose. Violation of this section shall be a felony."

SECTION 2. New statutory material is underscored.

SECTION 3. This Act does not affect rights and duties that matured, penalties that were incurred, and proceedings that were begun, before its effective date.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect upon its approval.

 

INTRODUCED BY:

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