SB 28 Medical research on dogs and cats; prohibition on use of state funds, civil penalty.
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Summary as introduced:
Medical research on dogs and cats; prohibition on use of state funds; civil penalty. Prohibits appropriating or expending state funds for or to any organization, whether public or private, to carry out any medically unnecessary scientific or medical research that causes significant pain or distress to a dog or cat. The bill defines "significant pain or distress" to include any procedure or condition classified under pain and distress category E by the Department of Agriculture. In addition to any other applicable penalty, any person violating the prohibition on expending state funds for such research will be liable for a civil penalty not to exceed $50,000 per incident.

Full text:
11/20/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100502D  pdf

Status:
11/20/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100502D
11/20/17  Senate: Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources