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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 791         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 717

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Anne M. Gobi

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the distribution of raw milk.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Stephen M. Brewer

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex

Stephen Kulik

1st Franklin

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Donald Humason

 

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Michael J. Rodrigues

First Bristol and Plymouth

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

Paul A. Schmid, III

8th Bristol

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Jonathan Hecht

29th Middlesex

James Arciero

2nd Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 791        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 717

By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 717) of Anne M. Gobi and others relative to the distribution of raw milk.  Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1995 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the distribution of raw milk.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1    Section 13 of chapter 94 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new section:

              Section 1A  Licensed raw milk farmers will be allowed to deliver raw milk directly to the consumer, off-site from the farm, provided that the raw milk farmer have a direct, contractual relationship with the consumer.  The raw milk farmer may contract with a third party for delivery provided that the raw milk farmer shall maintain the contractual relationship with the consumer.  The raw milk farmer may deliver raw milk through a community supported agriculture (CSA) delivery system provided that the raw milk farmer shall maintain a contractual relationship with the consumer.  Delivery may be made directly to the consumer’s residence or to a pre-established receiving site; said sites shall not be in a retail setting with the exception of CSA delivery.  In such instances, raw milk shall be kept separated from retail items for sale and will not be accessible to the general public.

              SECTION 2 Raw milk farmers may sell raw milk from their farm stands even if not contiguous to their raw milk dairy and shall comply with section 3 of chapter 40 of the General Laws. 

              SECTION 4 The Commissioner of the Department of Agricultural Resources, in consultation with the Department of Public Health, shall adopt and promulgate reasonable rules and regulations governing the handling, packaging, storage and transportation of raw milk, non-mechanical refrigeration shall be permitted.

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