2019 Bills

HB 182: Butter and Cream from Raw Milk

This bill passed the House 68-2 and was not heard in the Senate. 

Libertas Institute supports this bill

Staff review of this legislation finds that it is aligned with our principles and merits support.

Last year, Senator David Hinkins ran a bill that lowered the regulatory barrier for interested individuals to engage in raw milk commerce.

That law now allows milk producers to sell up to 120 gallons of raw milk monthly directly to a consumer if:

  • the milk is for household use and not for resale;
  • the sale and delivery of the milk takes place at the same location where the milk is produced; and
  • the producer labels the milk with a “sell-by” date and information letting the consumer know that the milk has not been licensed or inspected, and how it should be handled to preserve quality and avoid contamination or spoilage.

This year, Representative Kim Coleman is looking to similarly ease regulations for butter and cream produced from raw milk via House Bill 182. This is a welcome expansion for food freedom in Utah.