HB1592 (2020) Detail

Relative to milk pasteurization.


HB 1592-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2020

08/04

 

HOUSE BILL 1592-FN

 

AN ACT relative to milk pasteurization.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Allard, Merr. 21; Rep. Marsh, Carr. 8; Rep. Aron, Sull. 7; Rep. Woodcock, Carr. 2

 

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill allows for the sale of products made with raw milk in certain circumstances.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2020

08/04

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to milk pasteurization.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Pasteurization Required; Exceptions.  Amend RSA 184:30-a to read as follows:

184:30-a  Pasteurization Required.  No milk or milk products as defined in RSA 184:79 shall be sold, offered for sale or served unless pasteurized.  This shall not serve to prohibit the direct sale of raw milk or cream from the producer, store or milk pasteurization plant to the final consumer, or milk or cream from a producer to stores, nor the sale, within the state, of cheese made from raw milk when such cheese has been aged a minimum of 60 days at a temperature above 35 degrees Fahrenheit, and is clearly labeled as unpasteurized.  This section shall not prohibit the direct sale of yogurt made with raw milk by the producer in this state, provided that such yogurt is clearly labeled as having been made with raw milk.  This section shall not prohibit the direct sale from the producer to the final consumer of products containing raw milk as an ingredient, provided such product is clearly labeled as having been made with raw milk.

2  License Required; Exemptions.  Amend RSA 184:84, V to read as follows:

V.  A milk producer-distributor who daily produces for sale less than 20 gallons of raw milk or processes less than 20 gallons of raw milk into cheese aged at least 60 days, yogurt, cream, butter, ice cream, frozen yogurt, [or] kefir, or any other product containing raw milk shall not require a milk producer-distributor license, provided these products are offered as direct sales from the producer-distributor's own farm, farm stand, or at a farmers' market to the food consumer within the state of New Hampshire only.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

 

LBAO

20-2020

12/3/19

 

HB 1592-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to milk pasteurization.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:

The Legislative Budget Assistant has determined that this legislation, as introduced, has a total fiscal impact of less than $10,000 in each of the fiscal years 2020 through 2023.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services

 

Links

HB1592 at GenCourtMobile
HB1592 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 4, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 27, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1592 Revision: 7227 Date: Dec. 4, 2019, 11:52 a.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Environment and Agriculture HJ 1 P. 28
Feb. 4, 2020 Public Hearing: 02/04/2020 01:45 pm LOB 303
Feb. 27, 2020 Executive Session: 02/27/2020 10:00 am LOB 303