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Legislation – Georgia

Bill Sponsor: State Rep. Doug McKillip (D - Athens)

Legislative Bill:  House Bill 1098 - Dairy Consumer Choice Act

A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 7 of Chapter 2 of Title 26 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to milk and milk products, so as to change certain provisions relating to definitions; to change certain provisions relating to standards and requirements as to sale of milk and milk products generally, labeling, and sale of ungraded milk, raw whole milk, and condensed or evaporated milk; to provide for sales of raw whole milk directly to consumers; to provide a short title; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

 

Georgia Milk Spill

Spark:  Athens Locally Grown - Raw Milk Pour Out

Background:  The state has banned the sale of raw milk for human consumption through its interpretation of the Georgia Dairy Act of 1980 and also through its adoption of the 2003 version of the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance. from www.realmilk.com 

Bill Sponsor:  State Rep. Bobby Franklin (R-Marietta)

Legislative Bill:  HR 874 Dairy Consumer Choice Act Read Bill  Track Progress
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 7 of Chapter 2 of Title 26 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to milk and milk products, so as to change certain provisions relating to definitions; to change certain provisions relating to standards and requirements as to sale of milk and milk products generally, labeling, and sale of ungraded milk, raw whole milk, and condensed or evaporated milk; to provide for sales of raw whole milk directly to consumers; to provide a short title; to provide an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Action Alerts:

FTCLDF Action:  Fund attorney, Pete Kennedy, is consulting with Fund members.

Press and Posts:

Feb. 12, 2010 - Raw Milk Gets Push At Capitol - Georgia Public Broadcasting

Feb. 10, 2010 - McKillip comes through with bill to allow raw milk - Athens Banner-Herald

Feb. 10, 2010 - Lawmaker introduces bill to legalize raw milk in Georgia - Jacksonville News

Nov. 27, 2009 - Raw Milk Finds Legislative Support - Athens Banner-Herald

Nov. 2009 - David Gumpert, the Complete Patient on the Raw Milk Wars - Juicy 'Maters Blog

Nov. 20, 2009 - Georgia Man Dares Agricultural Commissioner to Seize His Raw Milk - Hartke is Online Blog

Nov. 18, 2009 - Open Letter to Georgia Agriculture Commish - Juicy 'Maters Blog

Nov. 5, 2009 - Raw Milk Advocates Want State Law Reversed - Georgia Public Broadcasting

Oct. 31, 2009 Raw Milk Drinkers Have Their Fill of Ban - Athens Banner-Herald

Oct. 22, 2009 Watch GA Raw Milk Victims Complete the Humiliation of Punishment; What Exactly Do Opponents Want of Us? - The Complete Patient Blog

Oct. 18, 2009 Some Sour As State Grabs Raw Milk - Athens Banner-Herald