2018 Bills

SB 108: Lowering the Barrier to Raw Milk

This bill passed the Senate with a vote of 21-6 and the House with a unanimous vote.

Libertas Institute supports this bill

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

Current law imposes a number of barriers for the retail sale of raw milk, making it difficult for interested and informed consumers to access this product.

Senator David Hinkins has introduced Senate Bill 108 to lower the regulatory barrier for interested individuals to engage in raw milk commerce.

Specifically, the bill 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.

Current law also allows for retail establishments that meet several regulations to sell raw milk in their store. SB 108 amends this option to also allow milk to be sold from a “mobile refrigerated truck” (like a food truck) or a farmer’s market.