Status Of Michigan Cottage Law Bill

Business By blueskyent Updated 4 Jul 2010 , 12:10pm by minicuppie

blueskyent Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 2:04am
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Does anyone know if there been any progress with the Bill? Last info I can find is that it was handed off to the Department of Agriculture (9/2/09). Just wondering/hoping!

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Mike1394 Posted 6 Feb 2010 , 10:04am
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Email your local State Senator.

Mike

mcjrix Posted 9 Mar 2010 , 3:34pm
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Hey Blueskyent - were you able to find anything out about that?

Jaimelt76 Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 1:18pm
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From what I have found is that it passed on July 1st. and should become a law within a month. If anyone else has heard anything diffrent please let me know. Thanks

minicuppie Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 1:43pm
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Wow! That is really great news. Congrats!

mpetty Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 2:02pm
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But does it affect cake decorators? From what I saw on the news yesterday, it seems to apply to packaging issues and those who want to sell at farmers markets.

Jaimelt76 Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 3:13pm
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Here is the bill that was passed by Senate that I just found. My understanding is that we can sell from our home but have to label the item that is is from a kitchen that is not inspected.

Here is the link. If I am reading this wrong please let me know.
Thanks

http://legislature.mi.gov/documents/2009-2010/billengrossed/House/htm/2009-HEBS-5280.htm

mpetty Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 9:21pm
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Jamie, what do you think about the labeling issue with a cake? Ingredients listed on the invoice? Geez, I'll have to dust off my math skills (and a kitchen scale) to figure out an ingredient list by weight. Maybe we'll need a call to the Dept. of Ag after the bill passes, to get clarification.

Other than that, it's a dream come true!

Jaimelt76 Posted 3 Jul 2010 , 10:09pm
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I think it is crazy but I understand why they want it that way. I will be happy when the law goes into effect. I won't be making cakes for free anymore and giving them as gifts.

minicuppie Posted 4 Jul 2010 , 12:10pm
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Ladies, you have had a gift land in your lap. Deal with the "math", LOL! Texans would take physics to get a bill through.

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