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SB 7018 — OGSR/Public Research Facility/Animal Research

by Education Committee

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Education Committee (ED)

The bill saves from repeal a public records exemption for personal identifying information of a person employed by, under contract with, or volunteering for a public research facility, including a state university that conducts animal research or is engaged in activities related to animal research. Such information is exempt from public records requirements when the information is contained in the following records:

  • Animal records, including animal care and treatment records.

  • Research protocols and approvals.

  • Purchase and billing records related to animal research or activities.

  • Animal care and committee records.

  • Facility and laboratory records related to animal research or activities.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect October 1, 2019.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 114-0