HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 503        FILED ON: 1/11/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 391

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Elizabeth A. Poirier

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to reprogrammed human skin cells for embryonic stem cell research.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 503        FILED ON: 1/11/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 391

By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 391) of Elizabeth A. Poirier relative to reprogrammed human skin cells for embryonic stem cell research.  Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act relative to reprogrammed human skin cells for embryonic stem cell research.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

Subsection (a) of section 3 of chapter 111L of the 2016 General Laws, is hereby amended, in line 2, by striking out the words, “embryonic stem” and inserting in place thereof the following word:-- skin.

Subsection (b) of section 3 of chapter 111L of the 2016 General Laws, is hereby amended, in line 1, by striking out the words, “embryonic stem” and inserting in place thereof the following word:-- skin.

Subsection (b) of section 8 of chapter 111L of the 2016 General Laws, is hereby amended, in line 8, by striking out the words, “Nothing in”.

Subsection (c) of section 8 of chapter 111L of the 2016 General Laws, is hereby amended, in lines 15-16, by striking out the words, “or from donating their gametes to another person or from donating their gametes for research.”

Section 10 of chapter 111L of the 2016 General Laws, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (f) in its entirety.

Subsection (a) (i) of section 12J of chapter 112 of the 2016 General Laws, is hereby further amended by striking out the following paragraph:-

For the purposes of this section, "fetus" shall also include an embryo, but shall exclude a pre-implantation embryo or parthenote as defined in section 2 of chapter 111L and obtained in accordance with said chapter 111L.

Section 12K of said chapter 112 of the 2016 General Laws, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 15, the words "implantation of the embryo in the uterus" and inserting in place thereof the following word:- fertilization.