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SSHB 16: "An Act relating to shared animal ownership; and relating to the sharing and sale of raw milk and raw milk products."

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.