Nevada Senate Says Yes to Raw Milk in Las Vegas

On May 28, the Nevada Senate approved a bill that will legalize the sale of raw milk in Las Vegas and across the state. The bill passed the Assembly on a unanimous vote on April 22, and was given a “do pass” by the Nevada Senate Committee on Health and Human Services on May 16. The bill is currently in enrollment.

Nevada’s current state law allows certified raw milk to be sold anywhere in the state, but raw milk produced under the authority of a county milk commission can only be sold in that county. Nye County, located just northwest of the Las Vegas metro area, established a county milk commission last year to regulate Amargosa Creamery as it began to produce raw milk. This bill would allow Amargosa Creamery to cross county lines and sell raw milk and raw milk products in the Las Vegas metro area.

The bill would also prohibit out of state raw milk producers from selling their products in Nevada – a move that would also benefit Amargosa Creamery by removing California dairy producers from the Las Vegas market and cutting back on their competition.

Most Nevada lawmakers are supportive of the bill. Although some have voiced concern about the health risks posed by raw milk, they believe it is better to move forward with a regulatory structure. The new Nevada bill requires labeling, dairy testing and liability.

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6 thoughts on “Nevada Senate Says Yes to Raw Milk in Las Vegas

  1. I think it should be my choice what milk I buy! I have to keep driving to CA to get it. Very annoying. The politicians should read dangers of pasteurized milk products with synthetic ingredients. They fortify with artificial Calcium and Vit D. To take calcium without magnesium is very dangerous and causes body calcification, heart attacks and strokes. Do they care about that?! Raw milk is complete!!! It is one of the superfoods just like grass fed eggs. I don’t even drink pasteurized milk. It’s disgusting and has no taste.

  2. The raw milk movement in Nevada is long overdue. Our state needs to catch up with states like California and Utah to legalize the sale of raw milk, with appropriate safety oversight.

    The bill that passed the Senate, and that was vetoed by Gov. Sandoval, was flawed because it restricted competition between producers of raw milk. Restricting competition drives prices up for consumers, never a good thing.

    My guess is that if a similar raw milk bill, without the anti-competitive provision of the 2013 bill, were to be voted on in the current 2015 legislative session, it would be approved and signed by Gov. Sandoval.

    Contact your elected official and ask them to make this happen, for the health of Nevadans.

  3. Though the Bill was approved with little opposition by both the House and Senate, Governor Sandoval vetoed it.

    Makes you wonder, doesn’t it??

    • August 22, 2013

      I USED to like Governor Sandoval, BUT I WOULD NOT VOTE FOR HIM AGAIN. I THOUGHT HE WAS MORE INTELLIGENT, BUT HE HAS “VETOED” SOME IMPORTANT BILLS THAT WOULD HELP THE PUBLIC!
      SO WHO IS HE FOR? THE POLITICIANS AND THOSE MONEY BAGS WHO PAY OFF OR THE COMMON FOLK WHO VOTED FOR HIM?

      RAW MILK AND NON GENETICALLY MODIFIED FOODS WILL ENCOURAGE BETTER HEALTH; BETTER HEALTH WILL MOTIVATE PEOPLE TO “THINK” BETTER! WHO TRULY WHO IS THE GOVERNOR FOR?

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