PA 15-101—SB 360
AN ACT AUTHORIZING HERD SHARES WITHIN THE PRODUCTION OF MILK AND RAW MILK PRODUCTS AND THE MANUFACTURE OF CHEESE FOR PERSONAL CONSUMPTION
SUMMARY: This act exempts the transfer or exchange of raw milk between people in a shared animal ownership agreement from the general ban on selling or distributing raw milk from an unregistered dairy farm or offering it for barter, exchange, or sale.
A “shared animal ownership agreement” is a contract in which someone:
1. acquires an interest in a milk-producing animal;
2. agrees to pay, reimburse, or accept financial responsibility for the animal's care and board; and
3. receives a share of the raw milk the animal produces.
The law generally requires anyone producing or manufacturing retail raw milk or raw milk cheese for use or disposal off-premises to register with the Agriculture Department (CGS § 22-173a). Producing raw milk for personal consumption or consumption by immediate relatives is already exempt.
EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage
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