Text: H.R.249 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 249

  To amend the ICCVAM Authorization Act of 2000 to improve reporting 
    about animal testing and alternative test method use by Federal 
                   agencies, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                            January 4, 2019

 Mr. Calvert (for himself, Ms. Titus, and Mr. Buchanan) introduced the 
   following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and 
                                Commerce

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                                 A BILL


 
  To amend the ICCVAM Authorization Act of 2000 to improve reporting 
    about animal testing and alternative test method use by Federal 
                   agencies, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Federal Accountability in Chemical 
Testing Act'' or the ``FACT Act''.

SEC. 2. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS; PROVISION OF INFORMATION.

    (a) Report Contents.--
            (1) In general.--Paragraph (7) of section 3(e) of the 
        ICCVAM Authorization Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 285l-3(e)) is 
        amended by inserting before the period at the end of the 
        paragraph the following: ``, to include a description of the 
        progress on the development, validation, acceptance, and 
        utilization of alternative test methods (including animal use 
        data by species, number, and test type) for toxicological 
        testing conducted, supported, or required by, or submitted to, 
        each Federal agency listed in subsection (c) during the 
        reporting period''.
            (2) Effective date.--The amendment made by paragraph (1) 
        applies with respect to reports that are made available to the 
        public on or after the date that is 90 days after the date of 
        enactment of this Act.
    (b) Provision of Information.--Section 4 of the ICCVAM 
Authorization Act of 2000 (42 U.S.C. 285l-4) is amended by adding at 
the end the following:
    ``(f) Provision of Information.--Each Federal agency carrying out a 
program described in subsection (a), or its specific regulatory unit or 
units, shall provide ICCVAM with information needed to carry out this 
Act.''.
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