Let them eat cupcakes

Legislation filed by State Representative Charlie Meier (R-Okawville) that would allow home baking for both charity organizations and limited home sale has passed out of a House committee.

House Bill 5354 was inspired by news reports of an 11-year-old girl in Troy who had her home-based cupcake business shut down by the Madison County Health Department.  However, Rep. Meier says this bill will benefit more people than just the young baker.

“While the idea for this may have been started because of a little girl in Troy, her situation did shed some light onto a bigger issue negatively impacting charity groups and their ability to raise funds.  This legislation will allow for groups to hold bake sales without any fear of the health department shutting them down. We don’t want the government to be so huge and oppressive that it hurts people more than it helps,” Rep. Meier said. Read more here.

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