H. R. 2433
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 19, 2013
Ms. DeGette (for herself and Mr. Dent) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for human stem cell research, including human embryonic stem cell research, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Stem Cell Research Advancement Act of
The Congress finds as follows:
On March 9, 2009, President Barack Obama issued Executive Order 13505, entitled Removing Barriers to Responsible Scientific Research Involving Human Stem Cells.
On July 7, 2009, the National Institutes of Health issued guidelines on human stem cell research.
The scientific field of stem cell research is continually advancing.
Human stem cell research
Part H of title IV of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 289 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 498D the following:
Human stem cell research
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary shall conduct and support research that utilizes human stem cells, including human embryonic stem cells.
To be eligible for use in research under subsection (a), human embryonic stem cells must have been derived from cells from human embryos that—
were created using in vitro fertilization for reproductive purposes and are no longer needed for those purposes; and
were donated by the individuals who sought reproductive treatment with written and voluntary informed consent for the embryos to be used for research purposes and without receiving any financial or other inducements to make the donation.
The Secretary, in consultation with the Director of NIH, shall—
maintain guidelines applicable to the conduct or support of human stem cell research by the Department of Health and Human Services;
review such guidelines not less than every 3 years; and
update such guidelines as scientifically warranted.
Prohibition against funding for human cloning
The Secretary shall not use any funds for the conduct or support of human cloning.
The Secretary shall update the guidelines maintained under section 498F for consistency with subsection (a).
In this section, the term human cloning means the implantation of the product of transferring the nuclear material of a human somatic cell into an egg cell from which the nuclear material has been removed or rendered inert into a uterus or the functional equivalent of a uterus.
Section 403(a)(5) of the Public Health Service Act ( 42 U.S.C. 283(a)(5) ) is amended—
by redesignating subparagraph (L) as (M); and
by inserting after subparagraph (K) the following:
Human stem cells.