Text: H.R.2596 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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HR 2596 IH
101st CONGRESS
1st Session
 H. R. 2596
To provide for the transfer of certain animals, commonly known as the Silver
Spring Monkeys, to any of certain entities.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 8, 1989
Mr. SMITH of New Hampshire (for himself, Mr. DORNAN of California, Mr. ROSE,
Mr. LANTOS, Mr. PALLONE, Mr. CARPER, Mr. SWIFT, Mrs. COLLINS, Mr. TOWNS,
Mr. ROE, Mr. KLECZKA, Mr. JACOBS, Mr. MRAZEK, Mr. STALLINGS, Mr. EDWARDS of
California, Mr. DYMALLY, Mr. MARTINEZ, Mr. FAZIO, Mr. VENTO, Mrs. SCHROEDER,
Mr. RAVENEL, Mr. WALSH, Mr. DANNEMEYER, Mr. HANCOCK, Mr. HAYES of Illinois,
and Mr. PARRIS) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the
Committee on Energy and Commerce
A BILL
To provide for the transfer of certain animals, commonly known as the Silver
Spring Monkeys, to any of certain entities.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. AGREEMENT PROVIDING FOR TRANSFER.
  (a) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary
  of Health and Human Services shall take such steps as are necessary to
  enter into an agreement with any of the entities described in section 2,
  which agreement shall provide for the transfer of the animals described
  in such section to the entity with which the agreement is made.
  (b) TERMS OF AGREEMENT- Any agreement entered into pursuant to subsection
  (a) shall provide that, with respect to the entity with which the agreement
  under subsection (a) is made--
  (1) the entity will, directly or through donations from public or private
  entities, reimburse the United States for any expense relating to the
  maintenance of the animals described in section 2, which expense is incurred
  by the United States after the date of such transfer; and
  (2) the entity will not transfer such animals to any other entity without
  authorization from the Secretary of Health and Human Services.
SEC. 2. DESCRIPTION OF ANIMALS AND ELIGIBLE TRANSFEREES.
  (a) ANIMALS- The animals referred to in section 1, commonly known as the
  Silver Spring Monkeys, are any of the surviving members of a group of
  approximately 15 monkeys that were purchased with funds provided in a grant--
  (1) from the National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders
  and Stroke to the Institute for Behavioral Research, Incorporated (located
  in Silver Spring, Maryland) for research relating to the effects of
  somatosensory deafferentation; and
  (2) for which notice of award was issued March 31, 1981.
  (b) ELIGIBLE TRANSFEREES- The entities referred to in section 1(a) are--
  (1) Primarily Primates, Incorporated (an animal sanctuary located in San
  Antonio, Texas);
  (2) the teaching zoo commonly known as Moorpark College (located in Moorpark,
  California); and
  (3) the San Diego Zoo (located in San Diego, California).
SEC. 3. UNITED STATES NOT RESTRICTED FROM RECOVERING CERTAIN EXPENSES.
  This Act shall not be considered to limit any right of the United States
  to recover expenses associated with the animals described in section 2
  from a person who received, or used funds provided by, a grant referred
  to in section 2.