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Oklahoma cottage food law bill

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Today I talked face to face with my representative in the state legislature, Wade Rousselot,about a cottage food bill. I talked with him about my discussion with the county health department about how I could remodel my detached garage to meet current requirements but that I could not sell enough cakes in my small town to pay for that. He seemed genuinely interested. Of course, I named as many states as I could remember that already have such a bill. This evening I sent him an email containing a link to the Texas Cottage Food Bill website so he could read their bill, www.texascottagefoodlaw.com. He talked about how new legislation needs to be ready to start the process before December. So if you are interested in such a law for OK, please contact your legislators now.
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I'll do that, thanks for the info!
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Does anyone have any update on a cottage food law in oklahoma? I would like to help anyone who has already started the process or start it if some people have given up..

thanks!
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Just doing a quick search, but looks like the house passed the bill and it moves to the Senate tomorrow?

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Looks like the law could go into effect Novemer 2013 if passed in Senate, which seems likely since it passed unanimously in the House.

 

http://www.okhouse.gov/Media/News_Story.aspx?NewsID=4616

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That's the way it looks to me. This bill is so much better than anything they've tried to pass before. The last one was so costly to the taxpayer and home baker it was ridiculous. I have no clue how long it will take the Senate to get to a vote on it- wheels move slowly, but I've got my fingers crossed!

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The bill passed the Senate today. Now its back to the house and hopefully they'll agree to the changes and it will go to the Governor.
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Sent to the Governor for signing today. One more step and home baking is legal in  Oklahoma! No silly limits on the number of home bakeries, no inspections, no fees to bakers or cost to the taxpayers and a reasonable 20k per year income cap.
 

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Oklahoma Home Bakery Act has been signed by Governor Fallin today and will go into effect November 1st.

http://newsok.com/oklahoma-governor-signs-home-bakery-act-into-law/article/3786724

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We have already worked on passing this bill.  In it you do not have to have a separate building.  You can bake in your kitchen, using your own oven, not having to have a license or health inspection.  It passed both house and senate and is on the governor's desk to be signed,.

 

Thank you  We have been working on this for almost a year.  We are so thankful.  Rep. Dustin Roberts introduced in the House and it passed.  It went to the Senate and it passed there.

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Governor Fallin signed it into law on Monday.  If you click the link I posted above you can see the details.

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Oklahoma has a cottage food law that goes into effect November 1, 2013.  We are trying to find people who would be interested in starting their own business.  Please contact.  Please contact Southeastern Oklahoma University in Durant, OH and talk to the Small Business Office.  We are holding classes on this very thing and it shows how people can start their own business, set it up, pay taxes, gives ideas on who to sell to, what to sell, advertising, and other information that may be helpful to anyone in Oklahoma who is interested in helping.  My name is Mary Jane Newlon and I would like to help anyone who may be interested.  Thank you.

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