When HB 1139 -- also known as the Bake Sale Bill -- was signed into law in June 2011 by Governor Rick Perry, it set a precedent in Texas for so-called Cottage Food Bills that allow small, independent bakers and other culinary artisans to make and sell food from their homes.
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Humane SocietyWayne Pacelle likes the proposed bill, naturally.In advance of Humane Society of the United States President Wayne Pacelle's May 15 Houston book-signing stop, we thought we'd ask about Texas's so-called "Puppy Mill bill." Introduced by State Representative Senfronia Thompson (D- ... More >>
Jessica Tata spurs lege to actBlink once and you might have missed state rep Carol Alvarado's bill in the House Urban Affairs last week that offered at least one more stopgap measure to prevent the West Houston daycare fire that took the lives of four small children.
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