May 11, 2015: Four good local food bills have passed the House of Representatives! We have just a few weeks to get them through the Senate in order to become law:
- HB 91, which would expand legal access to raw milk by allowing licensed farmers to sell at farmers’ markets and make delivery arrangements with consumers
- HB 1900, which would provide fair property tax treatment for small farmers, vegetables farmers, and diversified farms
- HB 262, which would limit liability for landowners who allow their property to be used for community gardens, increasing access to land
- HB 1846, which would require transparency in the state’s implementation of new federal food safety regulations
At the same time, the massive water marketing bill that we oppose has also passed the House and is moving through the Senate, where we will continue to fight to stop it.
Thank you to everyone who has already taken action! …