Milk production; exemptions from certain requirements. (HB62)

Introduced By

Del. Rick Morris (R-Carrollton)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Exemptions from milk production requirements. Exempts persons who own three or fewer milking cows and three or fewer goats from the oversight of the Milk Commission and the Board of Agriculture and Consumer Services' requirements governing the quality, grading, and sanitary standards for milk so long as the milk their cows or goats produce is sold directly to consumers and contains a label stating that the product has not been inspected by the state and the consumer is purchasing the product at his own risk. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/04/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100893D
12/04/2015Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/13/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Agriculture
01/13/2016Assigned ACNR sub: Subcommittee Agriculture
01/13/2016Assigned ACNR sub:
01/19/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB62)
02/16/2016Left in Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources


Linda Hosay writes:

Passage of this bill would be a plus for farm and food freedom. It would certainly simplify legally obtaining raw milk and would make it more available. Whether I drink raw milk or not, it should be MY choice.

Victoria Esarey writes:

Having recently taken classes in cheese making, I would be very pleased to have unpasteurized milk available for that purpose. In fact, I remember when I was younger and had raw milk available on a friend's farm. Why is it that I'm not allowed to have it available now? Certainly passage of this bill would be a step forward for freedom of choice.

Tom writes:

This is just common sense. But it is opposed by the dairy industry every time the suggestion comes up.