Bill Summary

Great Ape Protection and Cost Savings Act of 2011 – Prohibits: (1) conducting invasive research on great apes; (2) possessing, maintaining, or housing a great ape for the purpose of conducting invasive research; (3) using federal funds to conduct such research on a great ape or to support an entity conducting or facilitating invasive research on a great ape either within or outside of the United States; (4) knowingly breeding a great ape for the purpose of conducting or facilitating such research; (5) transporting, moving, delivering receiving, leasing, renting, donating, purchasing, selling, or borrowing a great ape in interstate or foreign commerce for conducting or facilitating such research; and (6) transferring federal ownership of a great ape to a non-federal entity unless the entity is a suitable sanctuary. Defines “great ape” as any chimpanzee, bonobo, gorilla, orangutan, or gibbon. Defines “invasive research” as research that may cause death, injury, pain, distress, fear, or trauma to great apes, including drug testing or exposure to a substance or isolation, social deprivation, or other experimental manipulations that may be detrimental to the ape’s health or psychological well-being. Requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to effectuate the permanent retirement of all great apes that are owned by 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. Establishes in the Treasury the Great Ape Sanctuary System Fund to be administered by the Secretary for construction, renovation, and operation of the sanctuary system for surplus chimpanzees.

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Status

Bill Text

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2011-04-15 https://www.congress.gov/112/bills/hr1513/BILLS-112hr1513ih.pdf

Votes

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Amendments

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Bill History

Date Action
2011-04-18Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
2011-04-13Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

Sponsors

Name District
Roscoe BartlettHD-MD-6
Gary AckermanHD-NY-5
Robert AndrewsHD-NJ-1
Joe BacaHD-CA-43
Charles BassHD-NH-2
Karen BassHD-CA-37
Xavier BecerraHD-CA-34
Shelley BerkleyHD-NV-1
Howard BermanHD-CA-28
Timothy BishopHD-NY-1
Earl BlumenauerHD-OR-3
Mary Bono MackHD-CA-45
Madeleine BordalloHD-GU
Robert BradyHD-PA-1
Bruce BraleyHD-IA-1
Vern BuchananHD-FL-16
G. ButterfieldHD-NC-1
Ken CalvertHD-CA-42
John CampbellHD-CA-45
Lois CappsHD-CA-24
Michael CapuanoHD-MA-7
Russ CarnahanHD-MO-3
John CarneyHD-DE
Andre CarsonHD-IN-7
Kathy CastorHD-FL-14
Donna ChristensenHD-VI
Judy ChuHD-CA-27
David CicillineHD-RI-1
Hansen ClarkeHD-MI-13
Yvette ClarkeHD-NY-9
Lacy ClayHD-MO-1
Emanuel CleaverHD-MO-5
Howard CobleHD-NC-6
Mike CoffmanHD-CO-6
Steve CohenHD-TN-9
Gerald ConnollyHD-VA-11
John ConyersHD-MI-13
Jerry CostelloHD-IL-12
Joe CourtneyHD-CT-2
Mark CritzHD-PA-12
Joseph CrowleyHD-NY-14
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
John DuncanHD-TN-2
Donna EdwardsHD-MD-4
Keith EllisonHD-MN-5
Eliot EngelHD-NY-16
Anna EshooHD-CA-18
Sam FarrHD-CA-20
Bob FilnerHD-CA-51
Michael FitzpatrickHD-PA-8
Rodney FrelinghuysenHD-NJ-11
Marcia FudgeHD-OH-11
Elton GalleglyHD-CA-24
Jim GerlachHD-PA-6
Christopher GibsonHD-NY-19
Raul GrijalvaHD-AZ-3
Michael GrimmHD-NY-11
Luis GutierrezHD-IL-4
Janice HahnHD-CA-44
Colleen HanabusaHD-HI-1
Richard HannaHD-NY-22
Alcee HastingsHD-FL-20
Nan HayworthHD-NY-19
Martin HeinrichSD-NM
James HimesHD-CT-4
Maurice HincheyHD-NY-22
Mazie HironoSD-HI
Tim HoldenHD-PA-17
Rush HoltHD-NJ-12
Jay InsleeHD-WA-1
Steve IsraelHD-NY-3
Sheila Jackson-LeeHD-TX-18
Jesse JacksonHD-IL-2
Eddie JohnsonHD-TX-30
Henry JohnsonHD-GA-4
Timothy JohnsonHD-IL-15
Walter JonesHD-NC-3
Marcy KapturHD-OH-9
William KeatingHD-MA-9
Dale KildeeHD-MI-5
Peter KingHD-NY-2
Jack KingstonHD-GA-1
Larry KissellHD-NC-8
Dennis KucinichHD-OH-10
Leonard LanceHD-NJ-7
James LangevinHD-RI-2
John LarsonHD-CT-1
Steven LaTouretteHD-OH-14
Barbara LeeHD-CA-13
Frank LoBiondoHD-NJ-2
David LoebsackHD-IA-2
Zoe LofgrenHD-CA-19
Nita LoweyHD-NY-17
Ben LujanSD-NM
Stephen LynchHD-MA-8
Carolyn MaloneyHD-NY-12
Tom MarinoHD-PA-10
Edward MarkeySD-MA
Doris MatsuiHD-CA-6
Carolyn McCarthyHD-NY-4
Betty McCollumHD-MN-4
Thaddeus McCotterHD-MI-11
Jim McDermottHD-WA-7
James McGovernHD-MA-2
Jerry McNerneyHD-CA-9
Gregory MeeksHD-NY-5
Michael MichaudHD-ME-2
Gary MillerHD-CA-31
George MillerHD-CA-11
Gwen MooreHD-WI-4
James MoranHD-VA-8
Christopher MurphySD-CT
Sue MyrickHD-NC-9
Jerrold NadlerHD-NY-10
Grace NapolitanoHD-CA-32
Richard NealHD-MA-1
Eleanor NortonHD-DC
John OlverHD-MA-1
William OwensHD-NY-21
Bill PascrellHD-NJ-9
Donald PayneHD-NJ-10
Gary PetersSD-MI
Chellie PingreeHD-ME-1
Jared PolisHD-CO-2
David PriceHD-NC-4
Mike QuigleyHD-IL-5
Nick RahallHD-WV-3
Charles RangelHD-NY-13
David ReichertHD-WA-8
Silvestre ReyesHD-TX-16
Laura RichardsonHD-CA-37
David RiveraHD-FL-25
Dana RohrabacherHD-CA-48
Steven RothmanHD-NJ-9
Lucille Roybal-AllardHD-CA-40
C.A. RuppersbergerHD-MD-2
Bobby RushHD-IL-1
Gregorio SablanHD-MP
Linda SanchezHD-CA-38
Loretta SanchezHD-CA-46
John SarbanesHD-MD-3
Janice SchakowskyHD-IL-9
Adam SchiffHD-CA-28
Aaron SchockHD-IL-18
Robert ScottHD-VA-3
Jose SerranoHD-NY-15
Terri SewellHD-AL-7
Brad ShermanHD-CA-30
Heath ShulerHD-NC-11
Albio SiresHD-NJ-8
Louise SlaughterHD-NY-25
Christopher SmithHD-NJ-4
Jackie SpeierHD-CA-14
Fortney StarkHD-CA-13
Betty SuttonHD-OH-13
John TierneyHD-MA-6
Paul TonkoHD-NY-20
Edolphus TownsHD-NY-10
Niki TsongasHD-MA-3
Chris Van HollenSD-MD
Nydia VelazquezHD-NY-7
Tim WalbergHD-MI-7
Debbie Wasserman SchultzHD-FL-23
Anthony WeinerHD-NY-9
Peter WelchHD-VT
Allen WestHD-FL-22
Ed WhitfieldHD-KY-1
Frederica WilsonHD-FL-24
Lynn WoolseyHD-CA-6
John YarmuthHD-KY-3
C.W. YoungHD-FL-13