MD HB594 | 2016 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 20-9)
Status: Engrossed on March 19 2016 - 50% progression, died in committee
Action: 2016-03-29 - Hearing 3/29 at 1:00 p.m.
Pending: Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Requiring specified research facilities using dogs or cats for scientific research purposes to take specified steps to provide for the adoption of a dog or cat that is no longer needed for research purposes; authorizing specified research facilities to enter into specified agreements with animal rescue organizations for specified purposes; and requiring specified research facilities to submit specified information to the Secretary of Agriculture beginning on December 1, 2017, and each year thereafter.

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Humane Adoption of Companion Animals Used in Research Act of 2016


Roll Calls

2016-03-17 - House - House Floor - Third Reading Passed (128-7) (Y: 128 N: 7 NV: 0 Abs: 6) [PASS]


2016-03-29SenateHearing 3/29 at 1:00 p.m.
2016-03-21SenateFirst Reading Education, Health, and Environmental Affairs
2016-03-19HouseThird Reading Passed (128-7)
2016-03-18HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2016-03-18HouseFavorable with Amendments {206987/1 Report Adopted
2016-03-18HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
2016-03-14HouseHearing 3/14 at 1:00 p.m.
2016-02-19HouseRereferred to Health and Government Operations
2016-02-16HouseHearing cancelled
2016-02-17HouseHearing 2/17 at 1:00 p.m.
2016-02-03HouseFirst Reading Environment and Transportation


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