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HB 2070 - Prohibits Certain Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Oklahoma Key Vote

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Title: Prohibits Certain Embryonic Stem Cell Research

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that prohibits an individual from conducting research that is not intended to help preserve an embryo.

Highlights:

  • Prohibits an individual from conducting “nontherapeutic research” that destroys a human embryo or subjects a human embryo to “a substantial risk of injury or death” (Sec. 2).
  • Defines “nontherapeutic research” as research that is "not intended to preserve the life and health of a human embryo at risk" (Sec. 2).
  • Specifies that in vitro fertilization or a diagnostic test that may assist in the future care of a child are not considered to be “nontherapeutic research” (Sec. 2).
  • Prohibits an individual from transferring a human embryo knowing that the embryo will be subjected to “nontherapeutic research” and from using cells or tissues obtained through activities in violation of this bill (Sec. 2).
  • Classifies a violation of this bill as a felony resulting in incarceration for a period ranging from 1 year to life and a fine of at least $100,000 (Sec. 2).

Title: Prohibits Certain Embryonic Stem Cell Research

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