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Deregulation Direct Sale Of Animal Shares

Concerning the sale of animals for consumption to informed end consumers in a manner that exempts the sale from certain laws.
2021 Regular Session
Business & Economic Development
Public Health
Bill Summary

Section 1 of the bill allows a person to sell, without licensure, regulation, or inspection by a public health agency, an animal or shares of the meat of an animal for future delivery if:

  • At the point of sale, the person displays a conspicuous disclaimer or gives the customer a document with a disclaimer indicating that the seller is not subject to licensure and the animal or meat is not subject to state regulation or inspection by a public health agency and that the animal or meat is not intended for resale; and
  • The animal or meat is delivered directly from the seller to an informed end consumer and is sold only in Colorado and the sale does not involve interstate commerce.

A person who makes a purchase under the bill is prohibited from reselling the animal or animal share. The bill clarifies that the seller is not liable in a civil action for damages caused by inadequately cooking or improperly preparing the animal or animal share.

Section 2 limits the number of brand inspections for an animal share sale to a single inspection before slaughter. Each purchaser must be listed on the inspection certificate. The state board of stock inspection commissioners will promulgate rules establishing procedures for a single inspection.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. D. Valdez
Sen. J. Sonnenberg



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