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General Assembly

 

Raised Bill No. 80

February Session, 2002

 

LCO No. 520

   

Referred to Committee on Environment

 

Introduced by:

 

(ENV)

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE SALE OF RAW MILK.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2002) No person, handler, as defined in section 22-127 of the general statutes, firm or corporation shall give away or offer for sale any milk or milk products that have not been pasteurized. Any person, handler, firm or corporation that violates this section shall be subject to administrative civil penalties, as provided in section 22-7 of the general statutes.

Sec. 2. Section 22-197 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2002):

No person shall sell or exchange, or offer for sale or exchange, or have in his possession with intent to sell or exchange, any milk or cream which has been pasteurized unless the receptacle in which the same is contained is plainly labeled with the name and address of the registered dealer, and the name, grade or class of product, and the word "pasteurized". If such registered dealer does not operate the dairy plant where the milk or cream was pasteurized, the commissioner's pasteurizing plant permit number of the dairy plant where the product was pasteurized shall appear on the label. [No person shall at retail sell or exchange, or offer for sale or exchange, or have in his possession with intent to sell or exchange any milk or cream which has not been pasteurized unless the receptacle in which the same is contained is plainly labeled "raw" in letters as large as or larger than any other letters on the label.]

This act shall take effect as follows:

Section 1

July 1, 2002

Sec. 2

July 1, 2002

Statement of Purpose:

To protect public health.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]