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Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the governing authority of any municipal
corporation or other subdivision of state government may, by ordinance, provide for the inspection
of milk, cream, butter, or other dairy products sold within its limits, and of dairy plants, dairy
farms and dairy herds kept for the production of such milk, cream, butter, or other dairy products
and may prescribe the terms upon which such sales may be made and fix penalties for violation
thereof, but no such ordinance shall conflict with any law of this state, or with any rule of the
commissioner for the inspection of dairy herds or dairy plants or dairy farms or impose any
additional requirement for the sale of milk, cream, butter or other dairy products processed
outside the corporate limits of the municipality than is imposed by law or by the rules of the
commissioner, or require a duplication of inspection of dairy plants, dairy farms, or dairy herds
producing milk, cream, butter or other dairy products sold within its corporate limits, or otherwise
interfere with any power or duty of the commissioner or the commissioner's official subordinates.
When a dairy plant is licensed by the commissioner of agriculture, the plant, including all
distribution facilities and vehicles, is exempt from the licensing requirements of any subdivision
of state government except for licensing requirements which the city in which the plant is
located may impose.
History: (3820) 1921 c 495 s 31; 1957 c 885 s 1; 1965 c 118 s 1; 1967 c 313 s 1; 1973 c
123 art 5 s 7; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1986 c 444

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