DE SB101 | 2017-2018 | 149th General Assembly


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-2)
Status: Passed on June 20 2018 - 100% progression
Action: 2018-06-20 - Signed by Governor
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Every year, over 100 million animals are used as subjects of scientific and medical research, as well as for educational purposes. As recently as 2015, over 19,000 cats and over 61,000 dogs were used in research. In Delaware in 2015, 82 cats and 85 dogs were used in research. While some dogs and cats are still obtained from Class B dealers, most dogs used in research today are bred either in laboratories or by private companies that sell strictly to labs. After these animals are used, they may be euthanized even though they may still be healthy and suited for adoption.

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An Act To Amend Title 16 Of The Delaware Code Relating To Retired Research Animals.


Roll Calls

2018-05-08 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 20 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2018-05-01 - House - House Third Reading (Y: 24 N: 14 NV: 2 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2017-06-27 - Senate - Senate Third Reading (Y: 19 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2018-06-20 Signed by Governor
2018-05-08 Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
2018-05-01 Passed By House. Votes: 24 YES 14 NO 2 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
2018-05-01 Amendment HA 1 to SB 101 - Passed In House by Voice Vote
2018-03-28 Reported Out of Committee (Health & Human Development) in House with 9 On Its Merits
2018-03-01 Amendment HA 1 to SB 101 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2017-06-28 Assigned to Health & Human Development Committee in House
2017-06-27 Passed By Senate. Votes: 19 YES 1 NOT VOTING 1 ABSENT
2017-06-27 Amendment SA 2 to SB 101 - Passed By Senate. Votes: 20 YES 1 ABSENT
2017-06-27 Amendment SA 1 to SB 101 - Defeated By Senate. Votes: 21 NO
2017-06-21 Reported Out of Committee (Health, Children & Social Services) in Senate with 1 Favorable, 2 On Its Merits
2017-06-21 Amendment SA 2 to SB 101 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2017-06-20 Amendment SA 1 to SB 101 - Introduced and Placed With Bill
2017-06-06 Introduced and Assigned to Health, Children & Social Services Committee in Senate

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