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Titles (2)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Improved Standards for Laboratory Animals Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

A bill to amend the Animal Welfare Act to ensure the proper treatment of laboratory animals.

Actions Overview (1)

06/04/1985Introduced in House

All Actions (4)

07/08/1985Referred to Subcommittee on Department Operations, Research, and Foreign Agriculture.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
07/08/1985Referred to Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy, and Poultry.
Action By: Committee on Agriculture
06/04/1985Referred to House Committee on Agriculture.
Action By: House of Representatives
06/04/1985Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (144)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Foley, Thomas S. [D-WA-5]* 06/04/1985
Rep. Levine, Mel [D-CA-27]* 06/04/1985
Rep. Mitchell, Parren J. [D-MD-7]* 06/04/1985
Rep. Stark, Fortney Pete [D-CA-9]* 06/04/1985
Rep. Parris, Stanford E. (Stan) [R-VA-8]* 06/04/1985
Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-11]* 06/04/1985
Rep. Torricelli, Robert G. [D-NJ-9]* 06/04/1985
Rep. Akaka, Daniel K. [D-HI-2] 06/18/1985
Rep. Berman, Howard L. [D-CA-26] 06/18/1985
Rep. Boxer, Barbara [D-CA-6] 06/18/1985
Rep. Clay, William (Bill) [D-MO-1] 06/18/1985
Rep. Davis, Robert W. [R-MI-11] 06/18/1985
Rep. Heftel, Cecil [D-HI-1] 06/18/1985
Rep. Hughes, William J. [D-NJ-2] 06/18/1985
Rep. Jacobs, Andrew, Jr. [D-IN-10] 06/18/1985
Rep. Kennelly, Barbara B. [D-CT-1] 06/18/1985
Rep. Levin, Sander M. [D-MI-17] 06/18/1985
Rep. Mikulski, Barbara A. [D-MD-3] 06/18/1985
Rep. Nowak, Henry [D-NY-33] 06/18/1985
Rep. Rahall, Nick J., II [D-WV-4] 06/18/1985
Rep. Rodino, Peter W., Jr. [D-NJ-10] 06/18/1985
Rep. Roybal, Edward R. [D-CA-25] 06/18/1985
Rep. Sabo, Martin Olav [D-MN-5] 06/18/1985
Rep. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY-10] 06/18/1985
Rep. Studds, Gerry E. [D-MA-10] 06/18/1985
Rep. Tallon, Robert M. (Robin) [D-SC-6] 06/18/1985
Rep. Wilson, Charles [D-TX-2] 06/18/1985
Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] 06/25/1985
Rep. Dornan, Robert K. [R-CA-38] 06/25/1985
Rep. Gregg, Judd [R-NH-2] 06/25/1985
Rep. Edwards, Don [D-CA-10] 06/25/1985
Rep. Rose, Charlie [D-NC-7] 06/25/1985
Rep. Gradison, Willis D., Jr. [D-OH-2] 06/25/1985
Rep. Gibbons, Sam [D-FL-7] 06/25/1985
Rep. Jeffords, James M. [R-VT-At Large] 06/25/1985
Rep. Biaggi, Mario [D-NY-19] 06/25/1985
Rep. Seiberling, John F. [D-OH-14] 06/25/1985
Rep. Edwards, Mickey [R-OK-5] 06/25/1985
Rep. Bentley, Helen Delich [R-MD-2] 07/16/1985
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-25] 07/16/1985
Rep. Bryant, John W. [D-TX-5] 07/16/1985
Rep. Burton, Sala [D-CA-5] 07/16/1985
Rep. Carney, William [R-NY-1] 07/16/1985
Rep. Dellums, Ronald V. [D-CA-8] 07/16/1985
Rep. Edgar, Robert W. [D-PA-7] 07/16/1985
Rep. Fish, Hamilton, Jr. [R-NY-21] 07/16/1985
Rep. Fuqua, Don [D-FL-2] 07/16/1985
Rep. Guarini, Frank J. [D-NJ-14] 07/16/1985
Rep. Lundine, Stanley N. [D-NY-34] 07/16/1985
Rep. McGrath, Raymond J. [R-NY-5] 07/16/1985
Rep. Manton, Thomas J. [D-NY-9] 07/16/1985
Rep. Mavroules, Nicholas [D-MA-6] 07/16/1985
Rep. Mineta, Norman Y. [D-CA-13] 07/16/1985
Rep. Moakley, John Joseph [D-MA-9] 07/16/1985
Rep. Mrazek, Robert J. [D-NY-3] 07/16/1985
Rep. Price, Melvin [D-IL-21] 07/16/1985
Rep. Torres, Estaban Edward [D-CA-34] 07/16/1985
Rep. Whitehurst, G. William [R-VA-2] 07/16/1985
Rep. Atkins, Chester G. [D-MA-5] 07/31/1985
Rep. Borski, Robert A. [D-PA-3] 07/31/1985
Rep. Chandler, Rod D. [R-WA-8] 07/31/1985
Rep. Dymally, Mervyn M. [D-CA-31] 07/31/1985
Rep. Fazio, Vic [D-CA-4] 07/31/1985
Rep. Green, S. William [R-NY-15] 07/31/1985
Rep. Gray, Kenneth J. [D-IL-22] 07/31/1985
Rep. Horton, Frank J. [R-NY-29] 07/31/1985
Rep. Howard, James J. [D-NJ-3] 07/31/1985
Rep. Kolter, Joseph P. [D-PA-4] 07/31/1985
Rep. Matsui, Robert T. [D-CA-3] 07/31/1985
Rep. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA-7] 07/31/1985
Rep. Mollohan, Alan B. [D-WV-1] 07/31/1985
Rep. Ritter, Don [R-PA-15] 07/31/1985
Rep. Roe, Robert A. [D-NJ-8] 07/31/1985
Rep. Weaver, James H. [D-OR-4] 07/31/1985
Rep. Collins, Cardiss [D-IL-7] 10/24/1985
Rep. Conyers, John, Jr. [D-MI-1] 10/24/1985
Rep. Crockett, George W., Jr. [D-MI-13] 10/24/1985
Rep. Daniel, W. C. (Dan) [D-VA-5] 10/24/1985
Rep. Eckart, Dennis E. [D-OH-11] 10/24/1985
Rep. Gejdenson, Sam [D-CT-2] 10/24/1985
Rep. Gray, William H., III [D-PA-2] 10/24/1985
Rep. Jones, Walter B. [D-NC-1] 10/24/1985
Rep. Kasich, John R. [R-OH-12] 10/24/1985
Rep. Kostmayer, Peter H. [D-PA-8] 10/24/1985
Rep. Kramer, Ken [R-CO-5] 10/24/1985
Rep. Lowry, Mike [D-WA-7] 10/24/1985
Rep. McKinney, Stewart B. [R-CT-4] 10/24/1985
Rep. Moody, Jim [D-WI-5] 10/24/1985
Rep. Richardson, Bill [D-NM-3] 10/24/1985
Rep. Swift, Al [D-WA-2] 10/24/1985
Rep. Swindall, Patrick L. [R-GA-4] 10/24/1985
Rep. Weiss, Ted [D-NY-17] 10/24/1985
Rep. Williams, Pat [D-MT-1] 10/24/1985
Rep. Yatron, Gus [D-PA-6] 10/24/1985
Rep. Young, Robert A. [D-MO-2] 10/24/1985
Rep. Zschau, Edwin V. W. [R-CA-12] 10/24/1985
Rep. Traficant, James A., Jr. [D-OH-17] 11/19/1985
Rep. Anderson, Glenn M. [D-CA-32] 11/19/1985
Rep. Stallings, Richard H. [D-ID-2] 11/19/1985
Rep. Fuster, Jamie B. [D-PR-At Large] 11/19/1985
Rep. Sunia, Foto I. F. [D-AS-At Large] 11/19/1985
Rep. Bonior, David E. [D-MI-12] 11/19/1985
Rep. Smith, Bob [R-NH-1] 11/19/1985
Rep. Schroeder, Patricia [D-CO-1] 11/19/1985
Rep. Miller, John R. [R-WA-1] 11/19/1985
Rep. Foglietta, Thomas M. [D-PA-1] 11/19/1985
Rep. Hamilton, Lee H. [D-IN-9] 11/19/1985
Rep. Boland, Edward P. [D-MA-2] 11/19/1985
Rep. Owens, Major R. [D-NY-12] 11/19/1985
Rep. Andrews, Michael [D-TX-25] 11/19/1985
Rep. St Germain, Fernand J. [D-RI-1] 11/19/1985
Rep. Jones, James R. [D-OK-1] 12/04/1985
Rep. Morrison, Bruce A. [D-CT-3] 12/04/1985
Rep. Gilman, Benjamin A. [R-NY-22] 12/04/1985
Rep. Hendon, Bill [R-NC-11] 12/04/1985
Rep. Addabbo, Joseph P. [D-NY-6] 12/04/1985
Rep. Yates, Sidney R. [D-IL-9] 12/04/1985
Rep. Panetta, Leon [D-CA-16] 12/04/1985
Rep. Lewis, Jerry [R-CA-35] 12/04/1985
Rep. Kleczka, Gerald D. [D-WI-4] 12/04/1985
Rep. Hayes, Charles A. [D-IL-1] 12/04/1985
Rep. Thomas, Lindsay [D-GA-1] 12/04/1985
Rep. LaFalce, John J. [D-NY-32] 12/04/1985
Rep. Campbell, Carroll A., Jr. [R-SC-4] 12/04/1985
Rep. Dwyer, Bernard J. [D-NJ-6] 12/04/1985
Rep. Smith, Lawrence [D-FL-16] 12/04/1985
Rep. Towns, Edolphus [D-NY-11] 12/04/1985
Rep. Bates, Jim [D-CA-44] 12/04/1985
Rep. McKernan, John R., Jr. [R-ME-1] 12/04/1985
Rep. Conte, Silvio O. [R-MA-1] 12/04/1985
Rep. Rangel, Charles B. [D-NY-16] 12/04/1985
Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5] 12/04/1985
Rep. Wortley, George C. [R-NY-27] 12/04/1985
Rep. Wise, Robert E., Jr. [D-WV-3] 12/04/1985
Rep. Lloyd, Marilyn [D-TN-3] 12/04/1985
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large] 12/17/1985
Rep. Neal, Stephen L. [D-NC-5] 12/17/1985
Rep. Gekas, George W. [R-PA-17] 12/17/1985
Rep. Regula, Ralph [R-OH-16] 12/17/1985
Rep. Lewis, Thomas F. [R-FL-12] 12/17/1985
Rep. McCollum, Bill [R-FL-5] 12/17/1985
Rep. Staggers, Harley O., Jr. [D-WV-2] 12/17/1985
Rep. Evans, Cooper [R-IA-3] 12/17/1985
Rep. Traxler, Bob [D-MI-8] 12/17/1985

Committees (1)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Agriculture06/04/1985 Referred to
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry07/08/1985 Referred to
House Agriculture Subcommittee on Department Operations, Research, and Foreign Agriculture07/08/1985 Referred to

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Introduced in House (06/04/1985)

Improved Standards for Laboratory Animals Act - Amends the Animal Welfare Act to revise the humane standards for animals transported in commerce.

Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to promulgate standards to govern the humane handling, care, treatment, and transportation of animals by dealers, research facilities, and exhibitors.

Requires each research facility to establish an institutional animal study committee with sufficient expertise to assess the appropriateness of animal care and treatment in experimental research. Requires the committee at each facility to: (1) inspect at least semiannually all animal study areas and animal areas and animal facilities at the research facility; (2) file an inspection certification report of each inspection at the research facility; (3) notify the administrative representative of the research facility of any deficiencies; and (4) notify the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and the funding Federal agency if such deficiencies remain uncorrected.

Requires each research facility to provide for annual training in the humane treatment of animals for scientists, animal technicians, and other personnel involved with animal care and treatment in such facility.

Directs the Secretary to establish an information service at the National Agricultural library to provide information on improved methods of animal experimentation, including: (1) employee training; (2) preventing unnecessary duplication of animal experimentation; (3) reducing or replacing animal use; and (4) minimizing pain and distress.

Requires funding Federal agencies to revoke Federal support for a project if it is determined that conditions of animal care, treatment, or practice in a particular project have not been in compliance with standards promulgated under this Act.

Requires the Secretary to inspect each research facility at least once each year. Requires such follow-up inspections as may be necessary until all deficiencies which may be found are corrected.

Imposes penalties for the release of any confidential information or trade secrets by any member of an institutional animal committee.

Increases penalties for violations of the Animal Welfare Act.