S.689 - Chronic Wasting Disease Management Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] (Introduced 03/06/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 03/06/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.689 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/06/2019)
Chronic Wasting Disease Management Act
This bill requires the Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support state and tribal efforts to address chronic wasting disease. The transmissible disease afflicts deer, elk, and moose populations.
In addition, USDA must make grants to research centers to support efforts to expand and accelerate applied research on the disease.
Land management agencies of the USDA and the Department of the Interior must work cooperatively with states in researching the disease and implementing state management strategies to reduce the spread and prevalence of the disease.