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Florida Cottage Food Passes Onto the Governor

I just watched the Cottage Food Bill being voted on for the last time and it passed out of the House and Senate and is now going to the Governor to sign into law.  The Governor has two weeks the most to sign the bill.

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Barbara Schmal

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Comment by Barbara Schmal on May 9, 2011 at 5:55pm
Ok Hello Everyone, I'm sorry I didn't get to post an update before everyone tried to figure out what happened.

OK, the bill we all were watching CS/HB 5007 did NOT pass. I was shocked as I watch the senate denay the passing of this bill. The house and senate passed the bill two weeks ago and when it came down to the final voting the Senate didn't pass the bill and both houses had to pass the bill for it to go to the Governor.

Right after the Senate voted Teddi Creamer, Policy Chief called me within seconds and said, they included the Cottage Food Bill in another bill CS/HB 7009 which did pass and it has gone onto the Governor to sign. Once he signs it the Cottage Food Act it will be effective July 1, 2011.

This bill is the SAME exact bill that was in the other bill 5007. You can read the bill at http://www.flsenate.gov/Sessio.....ext/er/PDF it
starts on Page 26 Line 728. It first talks about Food Establishments which is different than the Cottage Food Act. Nothing changed from the original Cottage Food Bill all the same requirements, $15,000 gross sales, no selling on internet, wholesale or mail order etc etc

I hope this clarifies the confusion.


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