Vote on a motion to invoke cloture on a bill that would ban the process of human cloning.
Disallows the use of somatic cell nuclear transfer technology for purposes of human cloning.
Bans the creation of cloned human embryos that would never have the opportunity for implantation.
Prohibits the importation of an embryo produced through somatic cell nuclear transfer technology.
Sets the penalty for violating the prohibition at up to 10 years in prison, a fine, or both.
Establishes the National Commission to Promote a National Dialogue on Bioethics which will provide a national forum for discussion of bioethical issues, including cloning, and report on its findings to Congress.
Expresses the sense of Congress that the Federal Government should advocate for an international effort to prohibit the use of human somatic cell nuclear transfer technology to produce a human embryo.
NOTE: INVOKING CLOTURE REQUIRES A 3/5 MAJORITY OF THE SENATE. IT IS NOT A VOTE ON THE PASSAGE OF THE PIECE OF LEGISLATION, BUT LIMITS FURTHER DEBATE TO 30 HOURS. CLOTURE IS TYPICALLY USED TO END A FILIBUSTER. A FAILED CLOTURE VOTE OFTEN PREVENTS THE LEGISLATION FROM EVER COMING TO A VOTE.