Session of 1998
HOUSE BILL No. 2846
By Committee on Federal and State Affairs
AN ACT concerning crimes and punishment;
relating to human cloning.
11 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the
State of Kansas:
12 Section 1. (a) It
shall be unlawful for any person to perform research
13 with or to use a human somatic cell for the
cloning process of producing
14 a human clone.
15 (b) As used in this
16 (1) ``Clone'' means a
human individual grown from a single somatic
17 cell of its parent and genetically
identical to it.
18 (2) ``Cloning'' means
the process of asexually producing a group of
19 cells (clones), all genetically identical,
from a single ancestor.
20 (3) ``Somatic cell''
means one of the cells of the body that compose
21 the tissues, organs and other parts of an
individual other than germ cells.
22 (c) Violation of
subsection (a) is a severity level 5, person felony.
23 (d) This section shall
be part of and supplemental to the Kansas crim-
24 inal code.
25 Sec. 2. This act
shall take effect and be in force from and after its
26 publication in the statute book.