Three of our local foods bills passed the Senate this week! The Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of the cottage foods bill (HB 970), the farmers’ market bill (HB 1382), and the DSHS Better Communications bill (HB 1392).
THANK YOU to everyone who called, wrote, met with their legislators, and spread the word. We faced opposition from some powerful players at the Legislature, including the Texas Retailers Association and the Texas Municipal League. Your voices outweighed their money and influence.
We have one last step before these bills become law: Governor Perry. The Governor has three options on each bill: (1) sign the bill, and it becomes law; (2) veto the bill, and it dies; (3) do nothing, and the bill will automatically become law without his signature. He has until Sunday, June 16 to sign or veto the bills.
Please make one last call about the local foods bills.…