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Sonnenberg's SB79 wins unanimous Senate approval on Feb. 22

Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, R-Sterling, has an early victory in the resumed 2021 legislative session, with a bill on allowing consumers to buy a share of a livestock animal for meat directly from a producer. Senate Bill 79 won unanimous approval from a Senate committee on Feb. 22 and a 34-0 vote from the full Senate on March 1. It now heads to the House.

The bill was reviewed by the Senate Health & Human Services Committee and applies to cows, sheep and hogs. An amendment offered on Feb. 22 added bison and goats. The bill excludes fish and chickens.

Sonnenberg told the committee that “during the...


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