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HF 3130

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 04/06/2016 12:55pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Bill Text Versions

Engrossments
Introduction Posted on 03/16/2016

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to state government; requesting the legislative auditor conduct a review
of University of Minnesota research activities that involve the use of fetal tissue;
appropriating money.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. new text beginUNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA FETAL TISSUE RESEARCH;
LEGISLATIVE AUDITOR REVIEW.
new text end

new text begin (a) The legislative auditor is requested to complete a comprehensive review of
the use of fetal tissue in research activities at the University of Minnesota. The review
must include:
new text end

new text begin (1) the total number of research activities in which fetal tissue is currently or has been
previously used, including those that are in progress and those that have been completed;
new text end

new text begin (2) the cost of acquiring fetal tissues for use in research activities, itemized by the
source of funds used for procurement, including funds from federal, state, and other public
sources, and funds derived from student tuition and fees;
new text end

new text begin (3) the extent to which the conduct of the research activities complies with
applicable federal and state laws related to acquisition, sale, handling, and disposition
of human tissues, including fetal tissues;
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new text begin (4) the extent to which the conduct of the research activities complies with
applicable Board of Regents policies and procedures related to acquisition, sale, handling,
and disposition of human tissues, including fetal tissues; and
new text end

new text begin (5) whether applicable Board of Regents policies include provisions to ensure fetal
tissue is used in research activities only when necessary, and to ensure that the research
activities are conducted in an ethical manner, including whether procedures and protocols
for oversight have been implemented to verify compliance with these policies.
new text end

new text begin (b) As used in this section, "research activities" include any academic fetal
tissue research or fetal tissue transplantation research activity or program conducted
in a University of Minnesota facility, or which is supported, directly or indirectly, by
University of Minnesota funds.
new text end

Sec. 2. new text beginAPPROPRIATION; UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA FETAL TISSUE
RESEARCH REVIEW.
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new text begin $....... is appropriated from the general fund in fiscal year 2016 to the Office of the
Legislative Auditor for purposes of conducting the review requested by section 1. The
balance in fiscal year 2016 does not cancel, but is available in fiscal year 2017.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin This act is effective the day following final enactment. The legislative auditor is
requested to complete the review provided in section 1 no later than 60 days following
final enactment.
new text end