H.R.2596 - To provide for the transfer of certain animals, commonly known as the Silver Spring Monkeys, to any of certain entities.101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Bob [R-NH-1] (Introduced 06/08/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 07/07/1989 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment. (All Actions)|
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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.