January 23-25th we met with legislators in Frankfort, Kentucky to talk with them about changing Kentucky’s current law to allow all people to bake from home. We handed out cookies, cupcakes and information for them to consider about the cottage food industry. Representative Richard Heath agreed to sponsor our bill and the following week he filed House Bill 263: An act related to home-based food products.
There are several steps involved for a bill to become law.
This week, on February 15th House Bill 263 was heard before the Health and Family Services Committee. They voted on our bill and it passed unanimously! Here is a news article on that hearing: http://weku.fm/post/house-committee-looks-favorably-home-bakers-measure
The next step is that our bill will be heard in the House and a vote will be taken. The date for this will be Tuesday, February 20th. We need as many bakers as possible to come to Frankfort and show their support. We have a few bakers who will be coming and also bringing baked goods to share with legislators.
If you can’t make it, make sure to call your local legislator and let them know that you support House Bill 263!