SB16-058 - CO Farm To Consumer Sales

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning The Regulation Of Certain Foods, And, In Connection Therewith, Exempting Certain Food Producers From Licensure, Inspection, And Other Regulation.

Section 1 of the bill exempts certain food producers from licensure, inspection, and other regulation for transactions that:

  • Occur directly between the producer and an informed end consumer;
  • Occur only in Colorado; and
  • Do not involve interstate commerce.

An informed end consumer assumes the risks inherent in the purchase, use, or ingestion of the food or food products purchased under this exemption and is legally responsible for all damage, injury, or death that may result from those inherent risks. The bill preserves negligence actions that are not based on these inherent risks.

Section 2 of the bill exempts certain producers from the requirements of the "Colorado Cottage Foods Act".

Section 3 of the bill creates 2 exemptions from federal inspection for producers who slaughter no more than 20,000 poultry per calendar year. The department of agriculture must license and inspect producers operating under this exemption. The bill requires the department of agriculture to develop rules pertaining to producers who slaughter more than 1,000 but not more than 20,000 poultry and sell to grocery stores.

Latest update: May 4, 2016
05/04/2016 Governor Signed
04/26/2016 Sent to the Governor
04/26/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
04/22/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
04/15/2016 Senate Considered House Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
04/14/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/12/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/11/2016 House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/07/2016 House Committee on Appropriations Refer Unamended to House Committee of the Whole
03/24/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to Appropriations
03/14/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor
03/09/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/08/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/04/2016 Senate Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/17/2016 Senate Committee on Business, Labor, & Technology Refer Amended to Appropriations
01/19/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Business, Labor, & Technology