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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

HEARTS Act of 2019
Humane and Existing Alternatives in Research and Testing Sciences Act of 2019

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Public Health Service Act to ensure that non-animal methods are prioritized, where applicable and feasible, in proposals for all research to be conducted or supported by the National Institutes of Health, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
02/13/2019Introduced in House

All Actions (3)

Date All Actions
02/14/2019Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
02/13/2019Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
02/13/2019Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (16)


Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce02/13/2019 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health02/14/2019 Referred to

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Introduced in House (02/13/2019)

Humane and Existing Alternatives in Research and Testing Sciences Act of 2019 or the HEARTS Act of 2019

This bill directs the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to promote nonanimal research methods. Specifically, NIH must (1) provide incentives for nonanimal research and (2) require the evaluation of viable nonanimal methods before approving animal-based research.

Additionally, NIH applications for research grants must include (1) harm-benefit analyses for animal-based research proposals and (2) assurance that nonanimal methods for such research are not available.