Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act
(Enrolled as Agreed to or Passed by Both House and Senate)
[Copied from Library of Congress THOMAS website, 19 July 2006]
President George W. Bush, July 19, 2006]
One Hundred Ninth Congress
United States of America
AT THE SECOND SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the third
day of January, two thousand and six
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for human embryonic stem cell research.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `Stem Cell Research Enhancement Act of 2005'.
SEC. 2. HUMAN EMBRYONIC 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 498C the following:
`SEC. 498D. HUMAN EMBRYONIC STEM CELL RESEARCH.
`(a) In General- Notwithstanding any other provision of law (including any regulation or guidance), the Secretary shall conduct and support research that utilizes human embryonic stem cells in accordance with this section (regardless of the date on which the stem cells were derived from a human embryo).
`(b) Ethical Requirements- Human embryonic stem cells shall be eligible for use in any research conducted or supported by the Secretary if the cells meet each of the following:
`(1) The stem cells were derived from human embryos that have been donated from in vitro fertilization clinics, were created for the purposes of fertility treatment, and were in excess of the clinical need of the individuals seeking such treatment.
`(2) Prior to the consideration of embryo donation and through consultation with the individuals seeking fertility treatment, it was determined that the embryos would never be implanted in a woman and would otherwise be discarded.
`(3) The individuals seeking fertility treatment donated the embryos with written informed consent and without receiving any financial or other inducements to make the donation.
`(c) Guidelines- Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this section, the Secretary, in consultation with the Director of NIH, shall issue final guidelines to carry out this section.
`(d) Reporting Requirements- The Secretary shall annually prepare and submit to the appropriate committees of the Congress a report describing the activities carried out under this section during the preceding fiscal year, and including a description of whether and to what extent research under subsection (a) has been conducted in accordance with this section.'.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate.
[END OF BILL]
ALL ACTIONS IN CONGRESS
[From the Library of Congress THOMAS]
To amend the Public Health Service Act to provide for human embryonic stem cell
Sponsor: Rep Castle, Michael N. [DE] (introduced 2/15/2005)
Related Bills: S.471
Latest Major Action: 7/18/2006 Passed/agreed to in Senate.
Status: Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 63 - 37. Record Vote Number: 206.
Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Consideration initiated pursuant to a previous order.
Considered pursuant to a previous order. (consideration: CR H3809-3853)
The previous question was ordered pursuant to a previous order of the House. (consideration: CR H3851)
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 238 - 194 (Roll no. 204). (text: CR H3809)
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 119.
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S7569-7623)
Considered by Senate. (consideration: CR S7654-7692)
Passed Senate without amendment by Yea-Nay Vote. 63 - 37. Record Vote Number: 206.
Message on Senate action sent to the House.