Mississippi Bill Regarding Stem Cell Research (HB 621)
This law was last updated on Feb 6, 2019
HB 621 would prohibit the use of stem cells in any research or any therapy procedures if the stem cells were derived from aborted fetal tissue.
The bill would make it a felony—punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $50,000—to use stem cells in any research or any therapy procedures if the stem cells were derived from a “human embryo or human fetus that was destroyed, discarded or knowingly subjected to risk of injury or death.”
1/16/19 – Introduced; referred to Public Health and Human Services Committee.
2/5/19 – Died in committee.