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The Oklahoma Food Cottage Law

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I am trying to help pass the Oklahoma Food Cottage Law. However, I am finding it difficult to contact anyone. So, I have started a Facebook page called "Oklahoma Food Cottage Law". If you would like to help pass this legislation, I hope you will join me on Facebook so we can all brainstorm to find a way to get this law passed! icon_biggrin.gif
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Tried to. Find your FB page, came back " no results found"
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Dear Bobbie: I tried to find your facebook page, could not find it  I am happy you are working on this.  We do not have a lot of time.  I have gotten some pie orders.  I really am looking forward to talking to you again.  Please e-mail so I can find your page. 

 

okiebaker

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I also tried to find your page. Help!

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I'm all for it, but can't find the page either.   This law has been attempted twice and died both times in the OK state legislature.  No one takes it seriously.  There is also a lobby by a large bakery concern who does not want to see this passed.  I don't think there's been enough grass-roots efforts to really push for it.  A facebook page is a good way to get started!
 

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We have gotten support from some representatives and senators as well as a lot more people are aware of the need for this bill to be passed.  Please do not give up, talk to everyone you know and ask them to sign the petition on signon.org under Oklahoma Cottage Food Law Petitions.  We have 3, 240 signatures collected, and we are headed toward 4,000.  On December 5, Dustin Roberts is going to draft a bill.  Rep. Omsby and Rep. Becheen are also helping as well as other people are interested in this.  Just because it has not passed before does not mean it cannot pass this time.  We have put it on several different websites, as well as twitter and facebook.  I know we can do this for Oklahoma.  We have no bakeries in our district as well as a lot of other places.  There are homebakers waiting for this to pass and have been getting to sign this petition.  If you would like to help, please go to the webiste and sign and get everyone you know to sign it.  Talk to your represenatives and senators.  I wrote a letter to the governor and she did answer me back.  It can work. 

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post #8 of 20

Good luck to y'all. Side note to OP, you might be taken just a tad more seriously if you called it the cottage FOOD LAW rather than the Food COTTAGE LAW, #justsaying

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My name is Mary Jane Newlon and I have been working with Tina Curtis to get the Oklahoma Cottage Food Law petition filled, talked with Rep. Dustin Roberts, who is drafting the bill, Senator Brecheen, Rep. Seneca Scott, as well as many other people interested in getting this bill through the House and Senate.  It can be done.  We just have to keep on keeping on.  If you would go to Oklahoma Cottage Food Law Petitions, you would see a sight called SignOn.org for Oklahoma.  Just sign the petition.  We have 3,337 signatures and need 4,000.  We have been getting a lot more interest in this bill and we just need people to sign the petition, tell their friends, and let newspapers, or any other form of communication know that this will help the state of Oklahoma, farmers, women who want to stay at home, and not have to be away from their children or pay babysitters to watch their children and paying high bills.  Please help us.  Thank you.

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Dear Bobbie:

 

We now have 3,402 signatures for our Cottage Food Law.  That is so great.  I talked to Dustin Roberts the other day, and he is waiting on the bill to be checked over for the right wordage, and the rght way to send a bill to congress.  Don't give up.  It takes one brick at a time to build a house.  It mut have a firm foundation or it will fall.  Our foundation is being built and the house will stand.  Mary Jane Newlon

post #11 of 20

Does anyone have any news on where this Bill stands, as of today?

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I talked to Rep. Roberts and they have been working on the draft that will go to the House on Feb. 5.  He is suppose to be sending me a copy of Bill #5033.  I will try to keep you informed.  If you will check SignOn.org, you will see we now have 3,563 signatures.  We are progressing.  Rep. Roberts seems very hopeful on this bill and we are praying that God will help get it through.  I should say we are believing that God will help us.  If you have anything you would like to see in the bill, please pm.

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http://oklegislature.gov/BillInfo.aspx?Bill=HB1901

 

The cottage law has been labeled with HB1901; you can following the link above on the process

post #14 of 20

There was a time I was very much against this, but no more. Still, I don't have much hope of this one passing anymore than the others did in the past. The bakery lobby in this state doesn't want it passed and our legislature caves every time. I don't like the limitations on the bill of only 1000k licenses ( a concession again to big bakeries) and I don't like that it's not funded fully by fees- but it's better than nothing.
 

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It passed and is effective 11-1-13. HB 1094

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