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Florida Cottage Food Act Petition

post #1 of 26
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Please sign the online petition to get the Florida Cottage Food Act Passed.
Send this link to all your family, friends and email buddies.

http://www.petitiononline.com/FLcottag/petition.html

Thank you,
Barbara
post #2 of 26
Do you know how many they'll need to pass this?
post #3 of 26
Thanks for getting this out for everyone to sign
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post #4 of 26
thanks for posting
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post #5 of 26
Thank you so much for this! Read...sent....and shared! thumbs_up.gif
post #6 of 26
In order to place an initiative on the FL ballot for 2010 or 2012, you would need the verified signatures of 67,683 Florida residents. Online petitions don't count, they must be signed on paper.

[code:1:1f1599f33c]http://election.dos.state.fl.us/constitutional-amendments/init-peti-process.shtml[/code:1:1f1599f33c]


However, this petition could still be useful for making FL lawmakers aware of the issue so they can pass a law on their own.
post #7 of 26
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Originally Posted by jasonkraft



However, this petition could still be useful for making FL lawmakers aware of the issue so they can pass a law on their own.



That's exactly what we're doing...making FL lawmakers aware of the issue.
post #8 of 26
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Originally Posted by jasonkraft

In order to place an initiative on the FL ballot for 2010 or 2012, you would need the verified signatures of 67,683 Florida residents. Online petitions don't count, they must be signed on paper.

Code:
http://election.dos.state.fl.us/constitutional-amendments/init-peti-process.shtml



However, this petition could still be useful for making FL lawmakers aware of the issue so they can pass a law on their own.



So should we print out a petition and have people sign? if that's the case, let us print one and have everyone we know sign it.
post #9 of 26
The process for creating an official petition is a little more involved, see my link above for the steps. It's too late for the 2010 ballot, but it might be possible for 2012 if someone takes the initiative to create a Cottage Food Act PAC (the deadline for certifying signatures would be Feb 1, 2012).
post #10 of 26
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Originally Posted by jasonkraft

The process for creating an official petition is a little more involved, see my link above for the steps. It's too late for the 2010 ballot, but it might be possible for 2012 if someone takes the initiative to create a Cottage Food Act PAC (the deadline for certifying signatures would be Feb 1, 2012).

jasonkraft, the information you provided regarding the number of people needed for a petition in Florida is incorrect. If you read the information on the website that information pertains to anyone wanting to run for a political office NOT for getting a bill passed into law or to ammend an exisiting law. The year 2012 is the year for anyone wanting to run for President and they need 8% of the last election to be able to apply to run for office. The candidates have two years to run for President and the election is 2014.

I have looked on the web to see if I could find an answer to this question and have not found it. I even asked a state representative and congressman and they didn't know either. I believe the more signatures we get the better, I would think we need at least a couple thousand names for something this simple. I already have two representative that agreed to help get the Act passed but it is an election year and they have to wait until after November 3rd.

Keep watching Florida we will be the next state that has the Cottage Food Act implemented just like the other 25 states.
post #11 of 26
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Originally Posted by KrazyAboutCake

jasonkraft, the information you provided regarding the number of people needed for a petition in Florida is incorrect. If you read the information on the website that information pertains to anyone wanting to run for a political office NOT for getting a bill passed into law or to ammend an exisiting law.


The information from that web site pertains to proposing amendments to the FL constitution, which can be added to the ballot. Where did you see that it has to do with running for political office?

election.dos.state.fl.us/constitutional-amendments/init-peti-process.shtml
post #12 of 26
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Originally Posted by KrazyAboutCake

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Originally Posted by jasonkraft

The process for creating an official petition is a little more involved, see my link above for the steps. It's too late for the 2010 ballot, but it might be possible for 2012 if someone takes the initiative to create a Cottage Food Act PAC (the deadline for certifying signatures would be Feb 1, 2012).

jasonkraft, the information you provided regarding the number of people needed for a petition in Florida is incorrect. If you read the information on the website that information pertains to anyone wanting to run for a political office NOT for getting a bill passed into law or to ammend an exisiting law. The year 2012 is the year for anyone wanting to run for President and they need 8% of the last election to be able to apply to run for office. The candidates have two years to run for President and the election is 2014.

I have looked on the web to see if I could find an answer to this question and have not found it. I even asked a state representative and congressman and they didn't know either. I believe the more signatures we get the better, I would think we need at least a couple thousand names for something this simple. I already have two representative that agreed to help get the Act passed but it is an election year and they have to wait until after November 3rd.

Keep watching Florida we will be the next state that has the Cottage Food Act implemented just like the other 25 states.



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jasonkraft, not sure why you're so worried about this. You don't even live in Florida. Leave it alone.
post #13 of 26
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jasonkraft, not sure why you're so worried about this. You don't even live in Florida. Leave it alone.


I'm not sure why you're so worried about me participating in this discussion...California has a similar process for creating propositions (and a similar lack of a home baking law), so it will be interesting to see what happens in FL. It's probably easier to get the attention of state reps than it is to put together a voter-backed initiative, but the problem with the former method is that the bill is often a very low priority and ends up being ignored (as it did in TX).
post #14 of 26
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Originally Posted by jasonkraft

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Originally Posted by butterflygirl30

jasonkraft, not sure why you're so worried about this. You don't even live in Florida. Leave it alone.


I'm not sure why you're so worried about me participating in this discussion...California has a similar process for creating propositions (and a similar lack of a home baking law), so it will be interesting to see what happens in FL. It's probably easier to get the attention of state reps than it is to put together a voter-backed initiative, but the problem with the former method is that the bill is often a very low priority and ends up being ignored (as it did in TX).



You're not bringing anything positive to the discussion. Barb has done extensive research and we're very positive about a good outcome.
post #15 of 26
Signed and sent to all my friends on Facebook! Let's do this people!
I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer it or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. ~Etienne de Grellet
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