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Senate Bill No. 360

Public Act No. 15-101

AN ACT AUTHORIZING HERD SHARES WITHIN THE PRODUCTION OF MILK AND RAW MILK PRODUCTS AND THE MANUFACTURE OF CHEESE FOR PERSONAL CONSUMPTION.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. Subsection (c) of section 22-129 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

(c) The provisions of this section shall not apply to: [the] (1) The production of milk, milk products, raw milk or raw milk products and the manufacture of cheese for personal consumption or for consumption by immediate family members, or (2) the transfer or exchange of raw milk between persons who are parties to the same shared animal ownership agreement. For purposes of this subsection, "shared animal ownership agreement" means any contractual arrangement in which a person: (A) Acquires an ownership interest in a milk-producing animal, (B) agrees to pay or reimburse another person or otherwise accept financial responsibility for the care and boarding of such milk-producing animal, and (C) is entitled to receive a share of the raw milk produced by such milk-producing animal.

Approved June 23, 2015