Bill Summary

Great Ape Protection Act of 2009 – Prohibits: (1) conducting invasive research on great apes; (2) knowingly breeding, possessing, renting, loaning, donating, purchasing, selling, housing, maintaining, leasing, borrowing, transporting, moving, delivering, or receiving a great ape for the purpose of conducting such research; or (3) using federal funds to conduct such research. Defines “invasive research” as research that may cause death, bodily injury, pain, distress, fear, injury, or trauma to great apes, including drug testing or exposure to a substance that may be detrimental to the ape’s health or psychological well-being. Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and other appropriate federal authorities to provide for the permanent retirement of all great apes that are owned or under the control of the federal government and that are being maintained in any facility for the purpose of breeding for, holding for, or conducting invasive research. Sets forth civil penalties for violations of this Act.

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Status

Bill Text

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2010-11-26 https://www.congress.gov/111/bills/hr1326/BILLS-111hr1326ih.pdf

Votes

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Amendments

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Bill History

Date Action
2009-03-06Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2009-03-05Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
2009-03-05Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E751)

Sponsors

Name District
George MillerHD-CA-11
James OberstarHD-MN-8
Charles RangelHD-NY-13
Edolphus TownsHD-NY-10
Nydia VelazquezHD-NY-7
Neil AbercrombieHD-HI-1
Bruce BraleyHD-IA-1
Lois CappsHD-CA-24
Gerald ConnollyHD-VA-11
Kathleen DahlkemperHD-PA-3
Eliot EngelHD-NY-16
Anna EshooHD-CA-18
Bill FosterHD-IL-11
Jane HarmanHD-CA-36
Henry JohnsonHD-GA-4
Mary KilroyHD-OH-15
Edward MarkeySD-MA
Eric MassaHD-NY-29
Doris MatsuiHD-CA-6
Michael McMahonHD-NY-13
Jerry McNerneyHD-CA-9
Christopher MurphySD-CT
Bill PascrellHD-NJ-9
Janice SchakowskyHD-IL-9
Brad ShermanHD-CA-30
Fortney StarkHD-CA-13
Betty SuttonHD-OH-13
Niki TsongasHD-MA-3
Debbie Wasserman SchultzHD-FL-23
Anthony WeinerHD-NY-9
Peter WelchHD-VT
Gary AckermanHD-NY-5
John AdlerHD-NJ-3
Robert AndrewsHD-NJ-1
Michael ArcuriHD-NY-24
Joe BacaHD-CA-43
Shelley BerkleyHD-NV-1
Howard BermanHD-CA-28
Timothy BishopHD-NY-1
Earl BlumenauerHD-OR-3
Madeleine BordalloHD-GU
Robert BradyHD-PA-1
G. ButterfieldHD-NC-1
Michael CapuanoHD-MA-7
Andre CarsonHD-IN-7
Yvette ClarkeHD-NY-9
Lacy ClayHD-MO-1
Emanuel CleaverHD-MO-5
Steve CohenHD-TN-9
John ConyersHD-MI-13
Jerry CostelloHD-IL-12
Joe CourtneyHD-CT-2
Elijah CummingsHD-MD-7
Danny DavisHD-IL-7
Susan DavisHD-CA-53
Peter DeFazioHD-OR-4
Rosa DeLauroHD-CT-3
Norman DicksHD-WA-6
Michael DoyleHD-PA-14
Donna EdwardsHD-MD-4
Keith EllisonHD-MN-5
Sam FarrHD-CA-20
Bob FilnerHD-CA-51
Marcia FudgeHD-OH-11
Gabrielle GiffordsHD-AZ-8
Raul GrijalvaHD-AZ-3
Luis GutierrezHD-IL-4
John HallHD-NY-19
Phil HareHD-IL-17
Alcee HastingsHD-FL-20
Martin HeinrichSD-NM
Maurice HincheyHD-NY-22
Paul HodesHD-NH-2
Rush HoltHD-NJ-12
Michael HondaHD-CA-17
Steve IsraelHD-NY-3
Jesse JacksonHD-IL-2
Sheila Jackson-LeeHD-TX-18
Eddie JohnsonHD-TX-30
Marcy KapturHD-OH-9
Patrick KennedyHD-RI-1
Dale KildeeHD-MI-5
Dennis KucinichHD-OH-10
James LangevinHD-RI-2
John LarsonHD-CT-1
Barbara LeeHD-CA-13
John LewisHD-GA-5
Zoe LofgrenHD-CA-19
Nita LoweyHD-NY-17
Stephen LynchHD-MA-8
Carolyn MaloneyHD-NY-12
Carolyn McCarthyHD-NY-4
Betty McCollumHD-MN-4
Kendrick MeekHD-FL-17
Michael MichaudHD-ME-2
Dennis MooreHD-KS-3
Gwen MooreHD-WI-4
James MoranHD-VA-8
Jerrold NadlerHD-NY-10
Eleanor NortonHD-DC
John OlverHD-MA-1
Solomon OrtizHD-TX-27
Donald PayneHD-NJ-10
Thomas PerrielloHD-VA-5
Gary PetersSD-MI
Pedro PierluisiHD-PR
Jared PolisHD-CO-2
David PriceHD-NC-4
Silvestre ReyesHD-TX-16
Laura RichardsonHD-CA-37
Steven RothmanHD-NJ-9
Lucille Roybal-AllardHD-CA-40
C.A. RuppersbergerHD-MD-2
Bobby RushHD-IL-1
Linda SanchezHD-CA-38
John SarbanesHD-MD-3
Adam SchiffHD-CA-28
Robert ScottHD-VA-3
Jose SerranoHD-NY-15
Joe SestakHD-PA-7
Carol Shea-PorterHD-NH-1
Albio SiresHD-NJ-8
Ellen TauscherHD-CA-10
John TierneyHD-MA-6
Dina TitusHD-NV-1
Chris Van HollenSD-MD
Lynn WoolseyHD-CA-6
Harry MitchellHD-AZ-5
Heath ShulerHD-NC-11
Carolyn KilpatrickHD-MI-13
James McGovernHD-MA-2
Paul TonkoHD-NY-20
Jay InsleeHD-WA-1
Vern BuchananHD-FL-16
David ReichertHD-WA-8
C.W. YoungHD-FL-13
Roscoe BartlettHD-MD-6
Ken CalvertHD-CA-42
Thaddeus McCotterHD-MI-11
Mary Bono MackHD-CA-45
Judy ChuHD-CA-27
Christopher SmithHD-NJ-4
Henry BrownHD-SC-1
Michael CastleHD-DE
Joseph CrowleyHD-NY-14
Jim GerlachHD-PA-6
Timothy JohnsonHD-IL-15
Larry KissellHD-NC-8
Leonard LanceHD-NJ-7
Steven LaTouretteHD-OH-14
Frank LoBiondoHD-NJ-2
Betsy MarkeyHD-CO-4
Walter MinnickHD-ID-1
Sue MyrickHD-NC-9
Richard NealHD-MA-1
Mike QuigleyHD-IL-5
Nick RahallHD-WV-3
Mark SchauerHD-MI-7
John CampbellHD-CA-45
Ed WhitfieldHD-KY-1
William OwensHD-NY-21