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post #46 of 115
Congratulations. That is great news, I am so happy for you guys. We Texans are still waiting for the bill to be read in our State. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
post #47 of 115
I am looking at the bill here: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2011/5007

From what I can find online, Senator Hays filed an amendment that says "Delete everything after the enacting clause". This means to strike all the language of the bill and replace it with new language (from what I read on google). What does this really mean??

I know that the "acceded to a request for a conference" means they will have 6 (?) people conference about the amendment. Again, this is just from what I can find online.

Is this a bad sign?
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post #48 of 115
I can answer this for you....

Since this bill combines so many different professional practices to be amended, after the House voted on the bill they first proposed (which includes "Cottage Laws"), it went to the Senate. The timeline for everything was July 1, 2011. One senator proposed an amendment to change the timeline to July 1, 2014 for Section 10. Our concern is Section 42. The senate voted and approved the amendment.

The request for a conference means that since this is all one bill, the House has one version (with ALL parts starting July 1, 2011) and the Senate has a version with one clause starting July 1, 2014 and all others starting July 1, 2011, representatives have to get together to discuss the change. If the conference committe agrees, then the House goes back and votes to accept the Senate version, the Senate would vote on their version, and then it goes off to the Governor for his signature. If the committee comes up with something different from either, then both houses have to vote on the conference committee amendment and then vote on the whole bill.

Thanks again to the sponsor of this forum for getting the ball rolling!

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post #49 of 115
Wow! Thanks, Paul! That is exactly what I wanted to know.
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post #50 of 115
Good evening, is anyone able to tell me what the status of this bill is? I am not able to find any information. I also want to thank Barbara for keeping us in the loop and "translating" this for us! I was just about to -reluctantly- sign a contract to start baking from a shared kitchen.
post #51 of 115
So, I found the bill. For those of you more familiar with it, lines 515-519 talk about regulations for preparation, processing and storage in your county. If there wasn't a Cottage Food Act in effect until now, does anyone know where to find those laws and ordinances? I entered the website for my county, and it does not give me any information. Thanks!
post #52 of 115
Im in Arkansas and am so so so excited for you in Florida! I hope it passes, then hopefully it can get started here! There are so many people I teach that are talented enough to make them for people but would prefer not to open full time retail or could use it as supplemental income! I would like more information on how this bill was started, if you have the time! I think Arkansas especially those in the deep rural areas, could benefit from this!
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post #53 of 115
Arkansas just passed a food cottage law. It is now in effect.
post #54 of 115
Just to let everyone know, I was worried about the bill sitting in messages since April 7, so I wrote to the President of the House, my house representative and my senator. I received the following reply from my senators assistant:

Thank you for your email. HB5007 will be discussed in the Budget Conference scheduled to begin on Monday April 25th.

Hopefully, they will take swift action and get the ball rolling again.
post #55 of 115
Is it too late to get a change to the 15,000 max? Seems awfully low considering its gross sales and compared to some other states.
post #56 of 115
I went online and I found this, am I looking at the right bill? And if I am what does it mean at the bottom
Senate- Died in Committee in Agriculture? Here's the link

http://archive.flsenate.gov/Session/index.cfm?Mode=Bills&SubMenu=1&Tab=session&BI_Mode=ViewBillInfo&BillNum=1900&Chamber=Senate&Year=2010&Title=%2D%3EBill%2520Info%3AS%25201900%2D%3ESession%25202010
post #57 of 115
bizcocho, The link you provided is not the correct bill, I believe that was last years. Here is the link to the current bill, HB5007, the part we are interested in starts at line 410:

http://www.myfloridahouse.gov/Sections/Bills/billsdetail.aspx?BillId=46689&SessionIndex=-1&SessionId=66&BillText=&BillNumber=5007&BillSponsorIndex=0&BillListIndex=0&BillStatuteText=&BillTypeIndex=0&BillReferredIndex=0&HouseChamber=H&BillSearchIndex=0

If this link doesn't work, just google Florida House Bill 5007 and you will be able to find it. HTH
post #58 of 115
Oh Thank GOODNESS! When I saw the whole "it died" thing, I just about cried!!!
post #59 of 115
Thank God for letting you take this on. So many lives will be blessed. Thank you.
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post #60 of 115
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Hi Everyone,

I am so happy everyone is finding the bill and you are able to follow the movement. I haven't been online in awhile not much to tell you guys. Them bill is sitting in "Return Messages" and they should be discussing it next week. I know they are breaking for the Easter Holiday.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Holiday, and I hope next week we all will be celebrating.

Happy Easter!!!!
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I just had a wild idea, once the bill passes everyone should send one cupcake to the House and Senate as a Thank You. If you do make sure you follow the rules that they implemented!!!!!!
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