Summary: H.R.11873 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed Senate amended (03/28/1974)

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Animal Health Research Act - Sets forth the purpose of this Act and authorizes the Secretary of Agriculture to cooperate with the several States for the purpose of encouraging and assisting them in carrying out programs of animal health research at eligible institutions. Authorizes the Congress to appropriate such funds as it may determine to be necessary, not to exceed $21,125,000 annually, to support such research programs. Specifies the formula by which funds appropriated under this Act shall be apportioned.

Authorizes to be appropriated such funds as may be necessary, not to exceed $1,250,000 annually, to support research on specific national or regional animal health problems. Provides that in developing plans for the use of such funds the Secretary shall consult the Advisory Board created by this Act.

Authorizes to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary, not to exceed $12,000,000 annually, to support costs of providing veterinary medical science research facilities. Provides that such funds shall be apportioned in accordance with the formula set forth in this Act. States that each dean or director of an eligible institution shall submit a brief annual report of research accomplishments on a project-by-project basis.

Directs the Secretary to appoint an Advisory Board to provide consultative and administrative duties for the conduct of research programs authorized under this Act.

Authorizes the Secretary to prescribe such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.

States that the amount paid by the Federal Government to any eligible institution for assistance under this Act, exclusive of the funds paid for research on specific national or regional animal health problems, shall be in an amount not to exceed $100,000 in addition to an amount not to exceed during any fiscal year the amount available to and budgeted for expenditure by such institution during the same fiscal year for animal health research from non-Federal sources.