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S.1561: CHIMP Act Amendments of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about health
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Sponsor Tom Harkin, D-Iowa
Total Cosponsors 4 (1 Democrat, 3 Republicans)
Introduced Sept. 30, 2013
Latest Major Action Nov. 15, 2013
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Bill Summary

CHIMP Act Amendments of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act, with respect to the lifetime care of chimpanzees used in federally conducted or supported medical research, to: (1) require the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to reserve appropriations through FY2023 for the sanctuary system and other compliant facilities, and (2) allow reservation of funds beyond a total of $30 million if the Secretary determines that doing so would enable the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to operate more efficiently and economically by decreasing the overall federal cost of supporting and maintaining chimpanzees from FY2014-FY2023. Requires such a determination to be reported to Congress and include biennial updates regarding the care and maintenance of the chimpanzees and related costs.

Removes construction and renovation of sanctuary system facilities as a purpose of expenditure of the reserved funds. Requires the use of funds for other compliant facilities to be d...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Nov. 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Nov. 12, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Nov. 12, 2013 Received in the House.
Oct. 31, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Oct. 30, 2013 Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7684-7685; text as passed Senate: CR S7685)
Oct. 30, 2013 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 228.
Oct. 30, 2013 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Harkin with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
Oct. 30, 2013 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
Sept. 30, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.