Sen. Linda Holmes

Filed: 5/5/2016





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend Senate Bill 2356, AS AMENDED,
3with reference to page and line numbers of Senate Amendment No.
43, as follows:
5on page 3, immediately below line 8, by inserting the
7    "Section 15. Annual report.
8    (a) Research facilities that are institutions of higher
9education shall submit an annual report to the Governor and the
10General Assembly regarding:
11        (1) an identification of the species and the
12    approximate number of dogs or cats to be used;
13        (2) a rationale for involving dogs or cats and the
14    appropriateness of the species and numbers of dogs or cats
15    to be used;
16        (3) a complete description of the proposed use of the



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1    dogs or cats;
2        (4) a description of procedures designed to assure that
3    discomfort and pain to the dogs or cats will be limited to
4    that which is unavoidable for the conduct of scientifically
5    valuable research, including a provision for the use of
6    analgesic, anesthetic, and tranquilizing drugs when
7    indicated and appropriate to minimize discomfort and pain
8    to the dogs or cats;
9        (5) a description of any euthanasia method to be used;
10        (6) financial information related to the research
11    projects, including the identities of any external funding
12    source and funding amounts; and
13        (7) recommendations for legislative action by the
14    General Assembly.
15    (b) Each annual report required by this Section shall be
16filed on or before March 1 of the calendar year, beginning with
17calendar year 2017, and shall cover the previous calendar year.
18The annual report shall be made available to the public and a
19copy shall be posted on the research facility's Internet
21    (c) If a research facility that is an institution of higher
22education fails to submit an annual report as required by this
23Section, a penalty shall be imposed of $100 per day that shall
24remain delinquent until the annual report is filed. Any funds
25collected under this subsection shall be deposited into the
26General Revenue Fund.".