Ok, guys. I've heard back from Senator Ogden. Here is his hand-written note to me:
A compromise might be a more customized license for residential kitchens. I would consider any suggestions.
Suggestions? BOY do I have suggestions!! I've spent the last week on the phone with every state agency that has Cottage Foods laws (and most of them have been extremely helpful!).I have a meeting with his aide at the Capitol on Wednesday at 10:00.
Here's what I need from you guys: a MASSIVE
outpouring of public support. I've created a petition online for you to sign so I can print it out and take it with me.
Sign it! Forward it to your non-CC baking contacts! Post this in other Texas threads! It is amazing to me that I actually got a meeting and may have a glimmer of support from the Senator. I need to show the Senator that in this troubled economy, this law would create JOBS and OPPORTUNITY for thousands of people. Please sign, and write a small paragraph telling how the law would help you.
Sign! Sign! Sign! Sign! Sign!
p.s. Senator Ogden is the chair of the powerful Senate Finance Committee. He is evidently a very influential legislator.