House Bill 2654 History
H. B. 2654
(By Delegates Ashley and Wakim)
[Introduced February 24, 2005; referred to the
Committee on Education then the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, by
adding thereto a new section, designated §18B-4-9, relating to
prohibiting cloning human embryos in state medical schools,
colleges or universities; and providing dismissal from
employment for this conduct.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended
by adding thereto a new section, designated §18B-4-9, to read as
ARTICLE 4. GENERAL ADMINISTRATION.
§18B-4-9. Cloning human embryos prohibited.
No medical school or university or college in West Virginia
may participate in or fund or use facilities for or be involved in
any way with the cloning of any human embryo. Any person who
violates the provisions of this section shall be terminated from employment with the medical school, university or college where
this prohibited act took place.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to prohibit cloning human
embryos in state medical schools, colleges or universities. It
also provides dismissal from employment for this conduct.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.