The House of Delegates passed the Keep Antibiotics Effective Act of 2017 by a vote of 139-1.
The Senate passed it by a vote of 35-12.
The bill restricts the regular use of antibiotics on animal agriculture, which is a huge step forward for protecting antibiotics.
Unfortunately, the data collection section was weakened to the point that it no longer requires any meaningful data collection.
The bills now need to clear the other chambers and then head to the Governor’s desk.