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Introduced Version House Bill 2654 History

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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 follows:
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.

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