00 SPONSOR SUBSTITUTE FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 16
01 "An Act relating to shared animal ownership; and relating to the sharing and sale of
02 raw milk and raw milk products."
03 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA:
04 * Section 1. AS 17.20 is amended by adding a new section to read:
05 Sec. 17.20.015. Shared ownership of milk-producing animals; raw milk.
06 (a) An individual who has an ownership interest in a milk-producing animal may pay
07 or reimburse another individual owner of the animal the costs incurred to
08 (1) board, milk, and care for the animal; and
09 (2) share raw milk and raw milk products produced from the milk with
10 other owners of the animal.
11 (b) A part owner of a shared milk-producing animal may share raw milk or a
12 raw milk product produced from the milk of the animal only
13 (1) with another owner of the animal;
14 (2) if the raw milk or raw milk product is produced exclusively by the
01 owners of the animal; and
02 (3) if the raw milk or raw milk product is provided directly from one
03 owner to another owner.
04 (c) A person may not sell raw milk or a raw milk product.
05 (d) The department may not restrict or impose a requirement on the sharing or
06 transfer of raw milk or a raw milk product between the owners of a milk-producing
07 animal that is in addition to the provisions of this section.
08 (e) In this section,
09 (1) "raw milk" means milk that is not pasteurized;
10 (2) "raw milk product" means raw milk or a product or byproduct of
11 raw milk.