H.R. 574 (104th): Southwest Public Health Laboratory Act

Jan 19, 1995 (104th Congress, 1995–1996)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced on January 19, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Jan 19, 1995
Ronald Coleman
Representative for Texas's 16th congressional district
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Jan 19, 1995
2 pages
Full Title

To provide for the operation of laboratories to carry out certain public-health functions for the region along the international border with Mexico.


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8 cosponsors (8D) (show)

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Southwest Public Health Laboratory Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting as appropriate through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or through other agencies, to make grants to States for the operation of laboratories to protect the public health through analyzing human, wildlife, air, water, and soil samples if the State involved agrees that the laboratory will be operated by the State and will serve the region along the international border between the United States and Mexico. Directs the Secretary to ensure that such a laboratory:
(1) is established in an urban area that is centrally located in such region;
(2) is located within 25 miles of such border; and
(3) receives the principal amount of assistance under this Act.

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