SJR 20 Modifies constitutional provisions relating to health care research and human cloning
Sponsor: Bartle Co-Sponsor(s)
LR Number: 1288S.04I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 2/5/2007 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S196
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: Upon voter approval

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SJR 20 - Upon voter approval, this proposed constitutional amendment would modify provisions relating to health care research and human cloning.

Under this amendment, the General Assembly may enact laws concerning health care research, including controlling taxation, appropriations, and use of public resources for health care research, and regulating research that could pose a risk to human life or health.

This amendment makes it unlawful to engage in human cloning. For the purposes of this provision and the provisions of the "Missouri Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative" in Article III, Section 38(d) of the Missouri Constitution, the term "human cloning" means the creation of a human embryo at any stage from the zygote onward by any means other that the fertilization of a human egg by a human sperm.

The provisions of this amendment supersede any provision of the "Missouri Stem Cell Research and Cures Initiative" in Article III, Section 38(d) that is inconsistent with these provisions.

This act is similar to HCS/HJR 11 (2007).

SUSAN HENDERSON MOORE