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General Assembly

 

Committee Bill No. 360

January Session, 2015

 

LCO No. 4917

 

*04917SB00360ENV*

Referred to Committee on ENVIRONMENT

 

Introduced by:

 

(ENV)

 

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 Subsection (c) of section 22-129 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):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

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

from passage

22-129(c)

Statement of Purpose:

To authorize the transfer and exchange of raw milk between people who are parties to a shared animal ownership agreement.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]

Co-Sponsors:

SEN. CHAPIN, 30th Dist.; REP. CASE, 63rd Dist.

S.B. 360