Both HB 1222 and HB 1057 have passed the House of Representatives and are headed to the Senate. HB 1222 passed unanimously and is scheduled for a hearing Tuesday, March 2 for a hearing before the Senate Commerce Committee. Please ask these senators to support this bill.
HB 1057 passed as amended by the House Ag & Natural Resources Committee. It has been sent to the Senate and referred to the Senate Ag & Natural Resources Committee, but has not yet been scheduled for a hearing. I contacted several legislators about the amendment that struck the words “cream and skim milk” from the bill, asking them if this made these two products illegal. All of them responded that cream and skim milk had to undergo processing in order to become those products and thus couldn’t be covered by the bill. So the language was struck because it could not be dealt with in that statute.