A friend of mine and I have been working with Senator Ward on this. The bill has been drafted in a very simple form at this point in anticipation of requests for more restrictive amendments. We don't want to restrict anything that they don't care about!
It passed the Senate Health and Welfare committee, but just barely!
A big part of the problem is that we have 'Associations' against us and no united front for home bakers.
As a result, I have posted links to form letters to e-mail our representatives (one from the perspective of a prospective customer and one from home bakers) all over my Facebook and have asked that my friends share. Our objective is to flood the inboxes of our representatives. They are definitely hearing from the opposition, and they need to hear from those who support the bill as well!
Senator Ward is working very hard for the home bakers of Louisiana, but it WILL NOT PASS if those of us who support the bill do not speak up, and LOUDLY!
Here are the links to the form letters. This is the one from the bakers' perspective: https://docs.google.com/a/fruchey.net/document/d/1MBtA0FqSU7_4kOUjtXGZ7Rt6-9DXq51uaWfj2ixmNnE/pub
And this is from the customers' perspective: https://docs.google.com/a/fruchey.net/document/d/1-lXi1zOgsk5CbMEy1eGCteQeNrtILZFzgBb4lWvc7qw/pub
PLEASE e-mail your representatives--it takes SECONDS! But also share these links on your social media pages so that your friends and family members who support you can help out.
Here is the link to the site that will help you to find your representatives: http://house.louisiana.gov/H_Reps/H_Reps_ByAddress.asp