Originally Posted by jasonkraft
The process for creating an official petition is a little more involved, see my link above for the steps. It's too late for the 2010 ballot, but it might be possible for 2012 if someone takes the initiative to create a Cottage Food Act PAC (the deadline for certifying signatures would be Feb 1, 2012).
jasonkraft, the information you provided regarding the number of people needed for a petition in Florida is incorrect. If you read the information on the website that information pertains to anyone wanting to run for a political office NOT for getting a bill passed into law or to ammend an exisiting law. The year 2012 is the year for anyone wanting to run for President and they need 8% of the last election to be able to apply to run for office. The candidates have two years to run for President and the election is 2014.
I have looked on the web to see if I could find an answer to this question and have not found it. I even asked a state representative and congressman and they didn't know either. I believe the more signatures we get the better, I would think we need at least a couple thousand names for something this simple. I already have two representative that agreed to help get the Act passed but it is an election year and they have to wait until after November 3rd.
Keep watching Florida we will be the next state that has the Cottage Food Act implemented just like the other 25 states.