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AB-556 Misuse of sperm, ova, or embryos: damages.(2021-2022)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 1708.5.6 is added to the Civil Code, to read:

1708.5.6.
 (a) A private cause of action for damages lies against a person who misuses sperm, ova, or embryos in violation of Section 367g of the Penal Code.
(b) A prevailing plaintiff who suffers harm as a result of a violation of Section 367g of the Penal Code may be awarded actual damages or statutory damages of not less than fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), whichever is greater.