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H.R. 746 (114th): AWARE Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 5, 2015 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 746

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 5, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Fitzpatrick, Mr. Buchanan, and Ms. Slaughter) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Agriculture

A BILL

To amend the Animal Welfare Act to require humane treatment of animals by Federal Government facilities.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the The Animal Welfare in Agricultural Research Endeavors Act or the AWARE Act.

2.

Animal welfare

Section 14 of the Animal Welfare Act (7 U.S.C. 2144) is amended—

(1)

in the first sentence, by striking Any and inserting the following:

(1)

In general

Subject to paragraph (3), any Federal research facility or any other

;

(2)

in the second sentence, by striking Any and inserting the following:

(2)

Animal exhibition

Any

; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(3)

Exclusions not applicable

For purposes of the application of standards and other requirements described in paragraph (1) to a Federal research facility or any other department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States having laboratory animal facilities, the exclusions contained in section 2(g)(3) shall not apply.

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