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Titles (4)

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Short Titles as Enacted

Animal Drug Availability Act of 1996

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Animal Drug Availability Act of 1996

Short Titles as Introduced

Animal Drug Availability Act of 1995

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide for improvements in the process of approving and using animal drugs, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (7)

Date Actions Overview
10/09/1996Became Public Law No: 104-250. (TXT | PDF)
10/09/1996Signed by President.
09/28/1996Presented to President.
09/25/1996Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S11326)
09/24/1996Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
09/24/1996Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Commerce. H. Rept. 104-823.
10/19/1995Introduced in House

All Actions (20)

Date Chamber All Actions
10/09/1996Became Public Law No: 104-250. (TXT | PDF)
10/09/1996Signed by President.
09/28/1996HousePresented to President.
09/26/1996SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
09/25/1996SenatePassed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S11326)
09/24/1996SenateReceived in the Senate, read twice.
09/24/1996-4:08pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/24/1996-4:08pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
09/24/1996-3:49pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate.
09/24/1996-3:49pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H10835-10841)
09/24/1996-3:49pmHouseMr. Bilirakis moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
09/24/1996HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 451.
09/24/1996HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Commerce. H. Rept. 104-823.
09/19/1996HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Commerce
09/19/1996HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Commerce
09/19/1996HouseSubcommittee on Health and Environment Discharged.
11/06/1995HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Health and Environment.
Action By: Committee on Commerce
10/20/1995HouseSponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1993)
10/19/1995HouseReferred to the House Committee on Commerce.
10/19/1995HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (171)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Klug, Scott L. [R-WI-2]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Stenholm, Charles W. [D-TX-17]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Dingell, John D. [D-MI-16]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Ganske, Greg [R-IA-4]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Barrett, Bill [R-NE-3]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Bereuter, Doug [R-NE-1]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Boehner, John A. [R-OH-8]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Brown, George E., Jr. [D-CA-42]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Bryant, John W. [D-TX-5]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Burton, Dan [R-IN-6]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Buyer, Steve [R-IN-5]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Chambliss, Saxby [R-GA-8]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Chenoweth-Hage, Helen [R-ID-1]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Coble, Howard [R-NC-6]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Combest, Larry [R-TX-19]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Condit, Gary A. [D-CA-18]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Cooley, Wes [R-OR-2]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Costello, Jerry F. [D-IL-12]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Crapo, Mike [R-ID-2]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Cubin, Barbara [R-WY-At Large]* 10/19/1995
Rep. de la Garza, E. [D-TX-15]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Dooley, Calvin M. [D-CA-20]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Ehlers, Vernon J. [R-MI-3]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Emerson, Bill [R-MO-8]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Ensign, John [R-NV-1]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Ewing, Thomas W. [R-IL-15]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Gordon, Bart [D-TN-6]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Gunderson, Steve [R-WI-3]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Hamilton, Lee H. [D-IN-9]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Hefley, Joel [R-CO-5]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Holden, Tim [D-PA-6]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Hostettler, John N. [R-IN-8]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Johnson, Tim [D-SD-At Large]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Kleczka, Gerald D. [D-WI-4]* 10/19/1995
Rep. LaHood, Ray [R-IL-18]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Lincoln, Blanche L. [D-AR-1]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Largent, Steve [R-OK-1]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Latham, Tom [R-IA-5]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Leach, James A. [R-IA-1]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Lewis, Ron [R-KY-2]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Lightfoot, Jim [R-IA-3]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Lucas, Frank D. [R-OK-6]* 10/19/1995
Rep. McInnis, Scott [R-CO-3]* 10/19/1995
Rep. McIntosh, David M. [R-IN-2]* 10/19/1995
Rep. McKinney, Cynthia A. [D-GA-11]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Miller, Dan [R-FL-13]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Minge, David [D-MN-2]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Molinari, Susan [R-NY-13]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Myers, John T. [R-IN-7]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Norwood, Charles W. [R-GA-10]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Pastor, Ed [D-AZ-2]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Paxon, Bill [R-NY-27]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Pombo, Richard W. [R-CA-11]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Pomeroy, Earl [D-ND-At Large]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Poshard, Glenn [D-IL-19]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Roberts, Pat [R-KS-1]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Roemer, Tim [D-IN-3]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Rose, Charlie [D-NC-7]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Schaefer, Dan [R-CO-6]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Skeen, Joe [R-NM-2]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-4]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Stump, Bob [R-AZ-3]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Taylor, Charles H. [R-NC-11]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Thornberry, Mac [R-TX-13]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Thornton, Ray [D-AR-2]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Thurman, Karen L. [D-FL-5]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Walsh, James T. [R-NY-25]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Watts, J. C., Jr. [R-OK-4]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Whitfield, Ed [R-KY-1]* 10/19/1995
Rep. Burr, Richard [R-NC-5] 10/24/1995
Rep. Clayton, Eva M. [D-NC-1] 10/24/1995
Rep. Gillmor, Paul E. [R-OH-5] 10/24/1995
Rep. Roth, Toby [R-WI-8] 10/24/1995
Rep. Gutknecht, Gil [R-MN-1] 10/24/1995
Rep. Jacobs, Andrew, Jr. [D-IN-10] 10/24/1995
Rep. Danner, Pat [D-MO-6] 10/26/1995
Rep. Stupak, Bart [D-MI-1] 10/26/1995
Rep. Volkmer, Harold L. [D-MO-9] 10/26/1995
Rep. Funderburk, David [R-NC-2] 11/01/1995
Rep. Frazer, Victor O. [I-VI-At Large] 11/01/1995
Rep. Hinchey, Maurice D. [D-NY-26] 11/01/1995
Rep. Barton, Joe [R-TX-6] 11/01/1995
Rep. Deutsch, Peter [D-FL-20] 11/01/1995
Rep. Skelton, Ike [D-MO-4] 11/13/1995
Rep. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS-1] 11/13/1995
Rep. Gejdenson, Sam [D-CT-2] 11/15/1995
Rep. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL-20] 11/15/1995
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-3] 11/15/1995
Rep. Furse, Elizabeth [D-OR-1] 11/15/1995
Rep. Frost, Martin [D-TX-24] 11/15/1995
Rep. Hancock, Mel [R-MO-7] 11/15/1995
Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] 11/18/1995
Rep. Hutchinson, Tim [R-AR-3] 11/18/1995
Rep. Brewster, Bill K. [D-OK-3] 11/28/1995
Rep. Hansen, James V. [R-UT-1] 11/28/1995
Rep. Bonilla, Henry [R-TX-23] 11/28/1995
Rep. Montgomery, G. V. (Sonny) [D-MS-3] 12/05/1995
Rep. Laughlin, Greg [R-TX-14] 12/13/1995
Rep. Wamp, Zach [R-TN-3] 12/13/1995
Rep. Woolsey, Lynn C. [D-CA-6] 01/03/1996
Rep. Manton, Thomas J. [D-NY-7] 01/03/1996
Rep. Fields, Jack [R-TX-8] 01/24/1996
Rep. Frisa, Dan [R-NY-4] 01/31/1996
Rep. Smith, Nick [R-MI-7] 01/31/1996
Rep. Castle, Michael N. [R-DE-At Large] 01/31/1996
Rep. Forbes, Michael P. [R-NY-1] 01/31/1996
Rep. Radanovich, George [R-CA-19] 02/28/1996
Rep. Bilbray, Brian P. [R-CA-49] 02/28/1996
Rep. Christensen, Jon [R-NE-2] 02/28/1996
Rep. Farr, Sam [D-CA-17] 02/28/1996
Rep. Barcia, James A. [D-MI-5] 02/28/1996
Rep. Dickey, Jay [R-AR-4] 02/28/1996
Rep. Heineman, Frederick K. (Fred) [R-NC-4] 02/28/1996
Rep. Porter, John Edward [R-IL-10] 02/28/1996
Rep. Ney, Robert W. [R-OH-18] 03/07/1996
Rep. Cramer, Robert E. (Bud), Jr. [D-AL-5] 03/07/1996
Rep. Jones, Walter B., Jr. [R-NC-3] 03/07/1996
Rep. Jefferson, William J. [D-LA-2] 03/07/1996
Rep. Greenwood, James C. [R-PA-8] 03/20/1996
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-10] 03/20/1996
Rep. Pryce, Deborah [R-OH-15] 03/20/1996
Rep. Kennedy, Joseph P., II [D-MA-8] 03/20/1996
Rep. Chrysler, Dick [R-MI-8] 03/20/1996
Rep. Kildee, Dale E. [D-MI-9] 03/28/1996
Rep. Livingston, Bob [R-LA-1] 03/28/1996
Rep. Barr, Bob [R-GA-7] 03/28/1996
Rep. Callahan, Sonny [R-AL-1] 03/28/1996
Rep. Canady, Charles T. [R-FL-12] 03/28/1996
Rep. Wise, Robert E., Jr. [D-WV-2] 03/28/1996
Rep. Meyers, Jan [R-KS-3] 04/16/1996
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-5] 04/18/1996
Rep. Bevill, Tom [D-AL-4] 04/18/1996
Rep. Traficant, James A., Jr. [D-OH-17] 04/18/1996
Rep. Abercrombie, Neil [D-HI-1] 04/24/1996
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6] 05/01/1996
Rep. Dunn, Jennifer [R-WA-8] 05/01/1996
Rep. Solomon, Gerald B. H. [R-NY-22] 05/14/1996
Rep. Fazio, Vic [D-CA-3] 05/14/1996
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] 05/15/1996
Rep. Deal, Nathan [R-GA-9] 05/23/1996
Rep. Pallone, Frank, Jr. [D-NJ-6] 05/23/1996
Rep. Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-45] 05/30/1996
Rep. Knollenberg, Joe [R-MI-11] 06/12/1996
Rep. Linder, John [R-GA-4] 06/26/1996
Rep. Bunning, Jim [R-KY-4] 07/10/1996
Rep. Cunningham, Randy (Duke) [R-CA-51] 07/10/1996
Rep. Ballenger, Cass [R-NC-10] 07/10/1996
Rep. Inglis, Bob [R-SC-4] 07/16/1996
Rep. Edwards, Chet [D-TX-11] 07/23/1996
Rep. Nussle, Jim [R-IA-2] 07/23/1996
Rep. Wynn, Albert Russell [D-MD-4] 08/01/1996
Rep. LaFalce, John J. [D-NY-29] 09/05/1996
Rep. Collins, Mac [R-GA-3] 09/05/1996
Rep. Rivers, Lynn N. [D-MI-13] 09/05/1996
Rep. Foley, Mark [R-FL-16] 09/05/1996
Rep. Hayworth, J. D. [R-AZ-6] 09/11/1996
Rep. McCarthy, Karen [D-MO-5] 09/11/1996
Rep. Bryant, Ed [R-TN-7] 09/18/1996
Rep. Bishop, Sanford D., Jr. [D-GA-2] 09/18/1996
Rep. Sensenbrenner, F. James, Jr. [R-WI-9] 09/18/1996
Rep. Myrick, Sue Wilkins [R-NC-9] 09/18/1996
Rep. Kasich, John R. [R-OH-12] 09/18/1996
Rep. Pickett, Owen B. [D-VA-2] 09/19/1996
Rep. Nethercutt, George R., Jr. [R-WA-5] 09/19/1996
Rep. Cremeans, Frank A. [R-OH-6] 09/19/1996
Rep. Evans, Lane [D-IL-17] 09/24/1996
Rep. Weldon, Curt [R-PA-7] 09/24/1996
Rep. Rogers, Harold [R-KY-5] 09/24/1996
Rep. Geren, Pete [D-TX-12] 09/24/1996

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Commerce10/19/1995 Referred to
09/19/1996 Markup by
09/24/1996 Reported by H. Rept. 104-823
House Commerce Subcommittee on Health and Environment11/06/1995 Referred to
09/19/1996 Discharged from

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Latest Summary (2)

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Shown Here:
Passed House amended (09/24/1996)

Animal Drug Availability Act of 1996 - Amends Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act provisions relating to new animal drugs to redefine "substantial evidence" to mean evidence from one or more adequate and well controlled investigations from which experts could fairly and reasonably conclude that the drug will have the intended effect.

Sets forth requirements regarding approval of a new animal drug containing more than one active ingredient or having labeling suggesting use of the drug in combination with another animal drug.

Entitles any person intending to apply for an investigational exemption to one or more conferences prior to applying.

Mandates implementing regulations that: (1) further define "adequate and well controlled" and "substantial evidence"; and (2) take into account the proposals contained in the citizen petition submitted by the American Veterinary Association and the Animal Health Institute.

Provides for the approval of animal drugs intended for minor species and minor uses.

(Sec. 3) Modifies tolerance provisions to require application disapproval if the labeling's prescribed, recommended, or suggested use will result in a residue in excess of a safe tolerance.

(Sec. 4) Prohibits deeming a new animal drug use unsafe if any edible portion of any animal imported into the United States does not contain residues exceeding an established tolerance. Provides for tolerance establishment.

(Sec. 5) Regulates animal feed drugs that are limited by approved applications to use under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian (veterinary feed directive drugs).

(Sec. 6) Modifies: (1) the circumstances in which a new animal drug must be considered unsafe; and (2) requirements regarding licenses to manufacture animal feeds bearing or containing new animal drugs.