SB 1129 Modifies provisions of law relating to custody of in vitro human embryos
Sponsor: Riddle
LR Number: 6717S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Seniors, Families and Children
Last Action: 4/5/2016 - SCS Voted Do Pass S Seniors, Families and Children Committee (6717S.02C) Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2016

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SCS/SB 1129 - This act establishes standards for a court to follow in rendering a decision involving custody of in vitro human embryos. The court shall presume that the best interests of the embryo shall be to grant custody to either the ovum donor or the spermatozoon donor who intends to develop the embryo to birth. The court shall not approve the termination of the embryo or an outcome that leaves the embryo indefinitely in an environment in which it does not develop or grow.

This act is similar to HB 2558 (2016).

SARAH HASKINS