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The Shawnee News-Star
  • Oklahoma home bakery legislation sent to governor

  • OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill to allow home bakeries to operate without a food preparation license is awaiting Gov. Mary Fallin's signature.
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  • OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A bill to allow home bakeries to operate without a food preparation license is awaiting Gov. Mary Fallin's signature.
     
    The state Senate approved the bill on a 38-6 vote Tuesday. It has previously passed the House and now goes to the governor.
     
    The bill defines home food establishments as businesses that earn less than $20,000 a year and produce baked goods for sale that do not contain meat or fresh fruit.
     
    The bill's author, Rep. Dustin Roberts of Durant, says home baking operations are a way for families to make additional money to supplement their income. Roberts says they range from small cake baking and decorating enterprises to catering operations.
     
    Roberts says a petition in his district led to his interest in the bill.
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