MD HB626 | 2023 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 18-0)
Status: Passed on May 8 2023 - 100% progression
Action: 2023-05-08 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 447
Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [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

2023-04-07 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 102 N: 36 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-04-04 - Senate - Third Reading Passed (Y: 36 N: 11 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2023-03-18 - House - Third Reading Passed (Y: 98 N: 36 NV: 1 Abs: 5) [PASS]


2023-05-08HouseApproved by the Governor - Chapter 447
2023-04-07HousePassed Enrolled
2023-04-07HouseThird Reading Passed (102-36)
2023-04-07HouseHouse Concurs Senate Amendments
2023-04-04SenateThird Reading Passed (36-11)
2023-04-03SenateSecond Reading Passed with Amendments
2023-04-03SenateFavorable with Amendments {133627/1 Adopted
2023-04-03SenateFavorable with Amendments Report by Finance
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) 2023-05-08 - Approved by the Governor - Chapter 448


Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
Economic Development10401(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
State Finance and Procurement6226(n/a)See Bill Text

Maryland State Sources

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Bill Comments