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HB 1536 - Authorizes Sale of Unpasteurized Whole Milk - Key Vote

Arkansas Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Sale of Unpasteurized Whole Milk

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (19-11) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Sale of Unpasteurized Whole Milk

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the sale of unpasteurized whole milk.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the sale of no more than 500 gallons per month of unpasteurized whole milk directly to customers at the farm where the milk is produced (Sec. 1).
  • Increases the amount of incidental goat milk that may be sold per month from 100 to 500 gallons (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the seller to post a sign at the point of sale and label the milk with the name and address of the farm, the contact information of the seller, and a statement that includes the following information (Sec. 1):
    • The milk is for personal use and is not for re-sale;
    • The milk is fresh and has not been pasteurized;
    • The milk and farm have not been inspected by the State of Arkansas; and
    • The consumer assumes all liability for health issues that may result from the consumption of the unpasteurized milk.
  • Requires the seller to authorize a customer to inspect his or her cows and barns upon the request of the individual (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (60-19) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Sale of Unpasteurized Whole Milk

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the sale of unpasteurized whole milk.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the sale of no more than 500 gallons per month of unpasteurized whole milk directly to customers at the farm where the milk is produced (Sec. 1).
  • Increases the amount of incidental goat milk that may be sold per month from 100 to 500 gallons (Sec. 1).
  • Requires the seller to post a sign at the point of sale and label the milk with the name and address of the farm, the contact information of the seller, and a statement that includes the following information (Sec. 1):
    • The milk is for personal use and is not for re-sale;
    • The milk is fresh and has not been pasteurized;
    • The milk and farm have not been inspected by the State of Arkansas; and
    • The consumer assumes all liability for health issues that may result from the consumption of the unpasteurized milk.
  • Requires the seller to authorize a customer to inspect his or her cows and barns upon the request of the individual (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Authorizes Sale of Unpasteurized Whole Milk

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