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  196.1127.  Appropriation to board subject to certain requirements. — 1.  The moneys appropriated to the life sciences research board pursuant to sections 196.1100 to 196.1124 shall be subject to the provisions of this section.

  2.  As used in this section, the following terms shall mean:

  (1)  "Abortion services" include performing, inducing, or assisting with abortions, as defined in section 188.015, or encouraging patients to have abortions, referring patients for abortions not necessary to save the life of the mother, or development of drugs, chemicals, or devices intended to be used to induce an abortion;

  (2)  "Child", a human being recognized as a minor pursuant to the laws of this state, including if in vivo, an unborn child as defined in section 188.015 and if in vitro, a human being at any of the stages of biological development of an unborn child from conception or inception onward;

  (3)  "Conception", the same meaning as such term is defined in section 188.015;

  (4)  "Facilities and administrative costs", those costs that are incurred for common or joint objectives and therefore cannot be identified readily and specifically with a particular research project or any other institutional activity;

  (5)  "Human cloning", the creation of a human being by any means other than by the fertilization of an oocyte of a human female by a sperm of a human male;

  (6)  "Prohibited human research", research in a research project in which there is the taking or utilization of the organs, tissues, or cellular material of:

  (a)  A deceased child, unless consent is given by the parents in a manner provided in sections 194.210 to 194.290 relating to anatomical gifts, and neither parent caused the death of such child or consented to another person causing the death of such child;

  (b)  A living child, when the intended or likely result of such taking or utilization is to kill or cause harm to the health, safety, or welfare of such child, or when the purpose is to target such child for possible destruction in the future;

  (7)  "Public funds", include:

  (a)  Any moneys received or controlled by the state of Missouri or any official, department, division, agency, or political subdivision thereof, including but not limited to moneys derived from federal, state, or local taxes, gifts, or grants from any source, settlements of any claims or causes of action, public or private, bond proceeds, federal grants or payments, or intergovernmental transfers;

  (b)  Any moneys received or controlled by an official, department, division, or agency of state government or any political subdivision thereof, or to any person or entity pursuant to appropriation by the general assembly or governing body of any political subdivision of this state;

  (8)  "Research project", research proposed to be funded by an award of public funds conducted under the auspices of the entity or entities that applied for and received such award, regardless of whether the research is funded in whole or in part by such award.  Such research shall include basic research, including the discovery of new knowledge; translational research, including translational knowledge in a usable form; and clinical research, including but not limited to health research in human development and aging, cancer, endocrine, cardiovascular, neurological, pulmonary, and infectious disease.

  3.  Public funds shall not be expended, paid, or granted to or on behalf of an existing or proposed research project that involves abortion services, human cloning, or prohibited human research.  A research project that receives an award of public funds shall not share costs with another research project, person, or entity not eligible to receive public funds pursuant to this subsection; provided that a research project that receives an award of public funds may pay a pro rata share of facilities and administrative costs determined in the award of public funds according to standards that ensure that public funds do not in any way subsidize facilities and administrative costs of other research projects, persons, or entities not eligible to receive public funds pursuant to this subsection.  The application for an award of public funds shall set forth the proposed rates of pro rata cost reimbursement and shall provide supporting data and rationale for such rates.  All applicants for and recipients of awards of public funds shall comply with the cost accounting principles set forth in Part 9905 of Title 48 of the Code of Federal Regulations, or successor regulations, in connection with the application for and administration of the research project.  All moneys derived from an award of public funds shall be expended only by checks, drafts, or electronic transfers using a separate accounting process maintained for each research project.  No moneys derived from an award of public funds shall be used to cover costs for any other research project or to any other person or entity.  No moneys derived from an award of public funds shall be passed through to any other research project, person, or entity unless included in the original application for the award of public funds or in subsequent amendments or requests to use separate contractors.  A research project that receives an award of public funds shall maintain financial records that demonstrate strict compliance with this subsection.  Any audit conducted pursuant to any grant or contract awarding public funds shall also certify whether there is compliance with this subsection and shall note any noncompliance as a material audit finding.

  4.  The provisions of this section shall inure to the benefit of all residents of this state.  Any taxpayer of this state or any political subdivision of this state shall have standing to bring suit against the state of Missouri or any official, department, division, agency, or political subdivision of this state, and any recipient of public funds who or which is in violation of this subsection in any circuit court with jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this section.

  5.  This section shall not be construed to permit or make lawful any conduct that is otherwise unlawful pursuant to the laws of this state.

  6.  Any provision of this section is not severable from any appropriation subject to this section or any application declared by any court to be subject to this section.  If any provision of this section is found to be invalid or unconstitutional, any appropriation subject to this section or any appropriation declared by any court to be subject to this section shall be void, invalid, and unenforceable.

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(L. 2003 H.B. 688)


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