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Great Ape Protection Act of 2010

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A bill to prohibit the conducting of invasive research on great apes, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
08/03/2010Introduced in Senate

All Actions (2)

Date All Actions
08/03/2010Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.
Action By: Senate
08/03/2010Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S6652-6653)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (5)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME]* 08/03/2010
Sen. Sanders, Bernard [I-VT]* 08/03/2010
Sen. Lieberman, Joseph I. [ID-CT] 09/28/2010
Sen. Kerry, John F. [D-MA] 09/29/2010
Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] 12/14/2010

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Environment and Public Works08/03/2010 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (08/03/2010)

Great Ape Protection Act of 2010 - Prohibits: (1) conducting invasive research on great apes; (2) knowingly breeding, possessing, renting, loaning, donating, purchasing, selling, housing, maintaining, leasing, borrowing, transporting, moving, delivering, or receiving a great ape for the purpose of conducting such research; or (3) using federal funds to conduct such research.

Defines "invasive research" as research that may cause death, bodily injury, pain, distress, fear, injury, or trauma to great apes, including drug testing or exposure to a substance that may be detrimental to the ape's health or psychological well-being.

Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other appropriate federal authorities to provide for the permanent retirement of all great apes that are owned or under the control of the federal government and that are being maintained in any facility for the purpose of breeding for, holding for, or conducting invasive research.

Sets forth civil penalties for violations of this Act.