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Titles (4)

Short Titles

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

Kay Hagan Tick Act

Short Titles as Introduced

TICK Act
Ticks: Identify, Control, and Knockout Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Introduced

A bill to provide assistance to combat the escalating burden of Lyme disease and other tick and vector-borne diseases and disorders.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
11/05/2019Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Alexander with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
05/23/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
11/05/2019Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 287.
Action By: Senate
11/05/2019Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Alexander with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
10/31/2019Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
05/23/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S3111-3112)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (33)


Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions05/23/2019 Referred to
10/31/2019 Markup by
11/05/2019 Reported by

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Introduced in Senate (05/23/2019)

Ticks: Identify, Control, and Knockout Act or the TICK Act

This bill establishes the Office of Oversight and Coordination for Vector-Borne Diseases within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The office must develop a national strategy to address, and coordinate the federal response to, Lyme disease and other tick- and vector-borne diseases. The office must support research initiatives, tick- and disease-surveillance programs, and diagnostic-testing development, among other activities.

HHS must also award grants to support the establishment of Regional Centers of Excellence in Tick and Vector-Borne Diseases. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must form cooperative agreements with state, local, and tribal health departments to address such diseases.