House File 2329 - Reprinted HOUSE FILE 2329 BY COMMITTEE ON HUMAN RESOURCES (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 621) (As Amended and Passed by the House March 9, 2016 ) A BILL FOR An Act prohibiting certain actions regarding fetal body parts, 1 providing penalties, and including effective date and 2 applicability provisions. 3 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 4 HF 2329 (2) 86 pf/nh/md
H.F. 2329 Section 1. NEW SECTION . 146B.1 Fetal body parts —— actions 1 prohibited —— penalties. 2 1. A person shall not knowingly acquire, provide, receive, 3 otherwise transfer, or use a fetal body part in this state, 4 regardless of whether the acquisition, provision, receipt, 5 transfer, or use is for valuable consideration. 6 2. Subsection 1 shall not apply to any of the following: 7 a. Diagnostic or remedial tests, procedures, or observations 8 which have the sole purpose of determining the life or health 9 of the fetus in order to provide that information to the 10 pregnant woman or to preserve the life or health of the fetus 11 or pregnant woman. 12 b. The actions of a person taken in the furtherance of the 13 final disposition of a fetal body part. 14 c. For pathological study. 15 3. A person who violates this section is guilty of a class 16 “C” felony. 17 4. For the purposes of this section: 18 a. “Abortion” means as defined in section 146.1. 19 b. “Fetal body part” means a cell, tissue, organ, or other 20 part of a fetus that is terminated by an abortion. 21 c. “Final disposition” means the disposition of fetal 22 body parts by burial, interment, entombment, cremation, or 23 incineration. 24 d. “Valuable consideration” means any payment including but 25 not limited to payment associated with the transportation, 26 processing, preservation, quality control, or storage of fetal 27 body parts. 28 Sec. 2. APPLICABILITY. This Act applies to fetal body 29 parts resulting from the termination of a fetus by an abortion 30 performed or induced on or after the effective date of this 31 Act. 32 Sec. 3. EFFECTIVE UPON ENACTMENT. This Act, being deemed of 33 immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment. 34 -1- HF 2329 (2) 86 pf/nh/md 1/ 1