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New Jersey Bill Increasing Criminal Penalties for the Sale of Fetal Tissue (A 1710)

This law was last updated on Feb 5, 2018

This law is Anti–Choice


New Jersey


A 1710


Failed to Pass


Jan 27, 2016


Primary Sponsors: 1
Total Sponsors: 1


Fetal Tissue, Human Embryo and Fetal Research

Full Bill Text

A 1710 would increase criminal penalties for the purchase or sale of cadaveric fetal tissue.

Under the current law in New Jersey, violators could be found guilty of a crime of the third degree, which is punishable by imprisonment of three to five years, and subject to a fine up to $50,000. This bill would increase the crime to the second degree, which is punishable by imprisonment of five to ten years, with a fine up to $300,000.

A 4743 would also require the Commissioner of Health to adopt regulations requiring the tracking, documentation, and certification of costs associated with the processing, transportation, and storage of donated fetal tissue.


Identical to A 4743, which failed to pass in 2015.


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