MD HB626 | 2023 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 18-0)
Status: Engrossed on March 18 2023 - 50% progression
Action: 2023-03-20 - Referred Finance
Pending: Senate Finance Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Establishing the Human-Relevant Research Fund under the administration of the Maryland Technology Development Corporation to provide grants and loans to promote State-funded research intended to develop human-relevant alternatives to using nonhuman animals in medical and product testing and research; requiring, beginning January 15, 2024, research facilities that engage in animal testing or research to pay a contribution, based on a certain number of animals, to the Secretary of Health; providing a civil penalty for a violation of the Act; etc.

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Animal Testing and Research - Human-Relevant Research Funding and Animal Testing and Research Contributions


Roll Calls

2023-03-18 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 98 N: 36 NV: 1 Abs: 5) [PASS]


2023-03-20SenateReferred Finance
2023-03-18HouseThird Reading Passed (98-36)
2023-03-16HouseSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2023-03-16HouseFavorable with Amendments {783528/1 Adopted
2023-03-16HouseFavorable with Amendments Report by Health and Government Operations
2023-02-13HouseHearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m. (Health and Government Operations)
2023-02-03HouseFirst Reading Health and Government Operations and Ways and Means

Same As/Similar To

SB560 (Crossfiled) 2023-03-22 - Hearing 3/28 at 1:00 p.m. (Health and Government Operations)


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Economic Development10401(n/a)See Bill Text
Economic Development10429(n/a)See Bill Text
Economic Development10-4D01(n/a)See Bill Text
Economic Development10-4D2(n/a)See Bill Text
Economic Development10-4D3(n/a)See Bill Text
Economic Development10-4D4(n/a)See Bill Text
Economic Development10-4D5(n/a)See Bill Text
Economic Development10-4D6(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General242201(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General242202(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General242203(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General242204(n/a)See Bill Text
Health - General242205(n/a)See Bill Text
State Finance and Procurement171(n/a)See Bill Text
State Finance and Procurement6226(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

Bill Comments