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.