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Cottage Food Operations (Watch)

CS/HB 663 (Salzman) and CS/SB 1294 (Brodeur) deal with the regulation of “cottage food” operations, which encompass any person or entity that produces or packages certain foods at their residence intended to be sold. The bills increase the current sales cap on cottage food operations from $50,000 to $250,000. The bills restrict local governments from regulating cottage food operations. The bills were amended to specify that they must comply with all local home-based business ordinances. CS/SB 1294 was substituted to CS/HB 663. CS/HB 663 passed the House (91-24) and the Senate (30-10). (Taggart)