Our bill, AB 1616, the California Homemade Food Act, has secured a bipartisan list of co-authors, in addition to Assemblyman Mike Gatto, who authored the bill. Assembly members Jared Huffman, Bob Wieckowski, V. Manuel Pérez, Brian Nestande and Senator Mark DeSaulnier have all signed on as co-authors. You can read more about the bill here.
AB 1616 was passed unanimously by the Assembly Health Committee on April 17. We’re excited by this outcome and looking forward to the next step, which will be a vote in the Assembly Appropriations Committee. After that the bill will be voted on by the entire Assembly and then move on to the Senate.
The more co-authors we have, the greater the chance the bill will pass and be signed by the governor this year! Visit our Take Action page to find out who your Assembly members and Senators are, write to them.
As part of a growing movement to localize food systems and stimulate small-scale food production, we are proposing that the California State Legislature allow for the sale of certain home-made food products, namely: baked goods (but with no cream or meat fillings), jams and jellies, granola and other dry cereal, popcorn, waffle cones, nut mixes, chocolate covered non-perishables (such as nuts and dried fruit), roasted coffee, dry baking mixes, herb blends, and dried tea, dried fruit, honey and candy.
This is what the amended bill says.
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