Thanks to all your support so far, we know have a bill that was introduced in the NJ State Senate on February 22, 2011 - S2734!
Please, don't stop now. Now we need to support this bill and let our legislators, and everyone else, know that we want this bill to go all the way and become law! Write those letters, make those phone calls and send those emails! Tell your legislators you support S2734!
To view the bill: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2010/Bills/S3000/2734_I1.PDF or, for the HTML version/format: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2010/Bills/S3000/2734_I1.HTM
Way to go, NJ Cake Decorators!! Keep up the good work and "MAKE SOME NOISE!".
GREAT NEWS EVERYONE!!
I just received a phone call from a staff member of Asm. John DiMaio's office (District 23). She actually called me from her home at 6:40 this evening (Wed, 3/2/11) to let me know that due to the voice message I left her yesterday, she remembered the packet I had sent and took it out to review it. She brought it to Asm. DiMaio's attention and they agreed that since there is a raw milk bill being prepared to be sponsored (by Senator Doherty and Asw. Wagner) this would be a great time to get this bill out there as well. So we will have a companion bill in the Assembly sponsored by Asm. DiMaio!! (Just think milk and cookies. lol)
She told me the best thing to do now is to get my baker friends and entrepreneurs to begin writing letters of support and all of us should be prepared to attend some future committee meetings. We left off with her telling me she'd be in touch. So as I get more information, I'll pass it along.
This is just what we want and need. Now we've got to raise the bar and get those correspondences out there! PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE IF YOU HAVEN'T WRITTEN YET OR CALLED, NOW IS THE TIME!!! As soon as I get the number for this bill, I'll pass that along to you.
It sounds like we have a very promising chance of this going all the way so NJ, let's MAKE SOME NOISE!!!
Okay, as per a suggestion by KelleyM (thanks!!), I've set up the NJ Home Bakers' Bill page on FB. Here's the link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/NJ-Home-Bakers-Bill/177330845646404
It's our central up-to-the-minute update site right now.
Also, for the Tweeters out there, I've set up a Twitter account. Keep an eye out for @NJHomeBakerBill.
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