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post #106 of 145
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft

Once (if) it clears the suspense file there will be another vote to pass Appropriations and send it to the floor, but if that doesn't happen by next Friday (Aug 17) it will be pushed to next year.

It's my understanding that in order to clear the suspense file $150K-300K needs to be carved out of the General Fund to implement the bill, and given the state of the budget and the relatively low priority of this bill that might be a tall order.



Bummer........ icon_cry.gif
post #107 of 145
Thread Starter 
An appropriations hearing has been set for next Thursday, Aug 16th (State Capitol, Room 4202) to discuss this bill. This will be the last chance for it to clear the appropriations committee this year.
post #108 of 145
Jason~~Are there any significant people to send a written, snail mail letter to at this point? (I understand that online petitions and emails do not carry as much weight as an actual, "old-fashioned" letter.)

Thanks.
post #109 of 145
Thread Starter 
The fate of the bill is in the hands of the senators in the link below. It might be too late for a snail mail letter to reach them, but a phone call focusing on the financial benefits of the bill might help, especially if one of the senators on the committee represents your district.

http://sapro.senate.ca.gov/
post #110 of 145
Senate Appropriations has passed the bill. This is great news for you guys. The SELC is now asking that you write letters to the Governor asking him to sign the bill (it is expected to pass the full Senate vote easily).

http://www.theselc.org/cottagefood/takeaction/
post #111 of 145
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Thanks for the update! Now hopefully there will actually be a Senate floor vote on AB1616 by Aug 31, there are a lot of bills to get through.
post #112 of 145
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Originally Posted by kelleym

Senate Appropriations has passed the bill. This is great news for you guys. The SELC is now asking that you write letters to the Governor asking him to sign the bill (it is expected to pass the full Senate vote easily).

http://www.theselc.org/cottagefood/takeaction/



YIPPEE ! ! ! ! !
post #113 of 145
Ok, don't know how many of you are following this on fb but the bill was amended again last week and should be voted on this week. But there are some enironmental health profesionals trying to disuade Governor Brown from signing the bill (quoting this from the fb page) If you haven't sent your letter to the Governor please do it now. Here is a link to help. http://www.theselc.org/​cottagefood/takeaction/
post #114 of 145
It passed the Senate!!!! Get your letters out to the governor people!!!
post #115 of 145
actually passed both houses, now it just needs the governor's signature!!!!
post #116 of 145
Thread Starter 
The latest amendments to this bill before it was passed by the Senate changed the maximum gross income to $35K in 2013, $45K in 2014, and $50K in 2015 and all subsequent years. Before the amendment the bill did not have a ramp-up period and set the limit at $50K right away.

Gov. Brown has until Sept 30th to sign this bill into law.
post #117 of 145
Those amendments were recomended by the governor's staff, so I'm hoping that makes it more likely that he will sign it.
post #118 of 145
The Governor just signed the bill! California has a Cottage Food Law!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sustainable-Economies-Law-Center/288721762508
post #119 of 145
Yay Yay Yay
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post #120 of 145
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Congrats to home bakers in California! The law goes into effect Jan 1, so if you are planning on starting a home-based business in CA you'll probably want to start getting your business plan in order now.
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