S. 1561 (113th): CHIMP Act Amendments of 2013


Sep 30, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on October 30, 2013 but was never passed by the House.


Thomas “Tom” Harkin

Senator from Iowa



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Last Updated: Nov 12, 2013
Length: 3 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to improve provisions relating to the sanctuary system for surplus chimpanzees.

Summary (CRS)

CHIMP Act Amendments of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act, with respect to the lifetime care of chimpanzees used in federally conducted or supported medical research, to:(1) require ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Sep 30, 2013

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Oct 30, 2013
Reported by Committee

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Oct 30, 2013
Passed Senate

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1561”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


4 cosponsors (3R, 1D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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