H.R.3859 - Chronic Wasting Disease Support for States Act

To support further research by State departments of wildlife and agriculture, colleges and universities, and related research entities regarding the causes of chronic wasting disease and methods to control the further spread of the disease in deer and elk herds, to monitor the incidence of the disease, to support additional State efforts to control the disease, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To support further research by State departments of wildlife and agriculture, colleges and universities, and related research entities regarding the causes of chronic wasting disease and methods to control the further spread of the disease in deer and elk herds, to monitor the incidence of the disease, to support additional State efforts to control the disease, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Chronic Wasting Disease Support for States Act as introduced.

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Chronic Wasting Disease Support for States Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to establish an official national database on chronic wasting disease for the surveillance and monitoring of data regarding chronic wasting disease in wild and captive cervid (member of the deer family) p

Official Summary

Chronic Wasting Disease Support for States Act - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to establish an official national database on chronic wasting disease for the surveillance and monitoring of data regarding chronic wasting disease in wild and captive cervid (member of the deer family) populations and other wildlife. Requires such Secretary to:
(1) develop a national surveillance and monitoring program to identify the rate of chronic wasting disease infection in deer and elk wild herds;
(2) allocate funds for the development and implementation of management strategies to address chronic wasting disease; and
(3) make grants to support research on chronic wasting disease. Requires the Secretary of Agriculture to:
(1) develop a national surveillance and monitoring program to identify the rate of chronic wasting disease infection in captive deer and elk herds;
(2) upgrade federal laboratories to facilitate timely processing of samples from the surveillance and monitoring programs and related epidemiological investigation;
(3) expand and accelerate research on chronic wasting disease; and
(4) increase the number and size of grants made to support such research.

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