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2010 House Bill 5843: Exempt hobbyist honey sales from licensure

Public Act 145 of 2010

Introduced by Rep. Vicki Barnett (D) on February 18, 2010
To exempt from license provisions of the state Food Code the retail sale of honey by hobby beekeepers at farmers markets, church bazaars, and school fairs.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Agriculture Committee on February 18, 2010
Reported in the House on June 9, 2010
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on June 15, 2010
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises various details, adds maple syrup producers, and subjects these products to the labeling mandate proposed by House Bill 5280.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on June 15, 2010
Passed 104 to 0 in the House on June 15, 2010.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To exempt from license provisions of the state Food Code the retail sale of honey by hobby beekeepers or maple syrup produced in Michigan if the amounts annual sales are less than $15,000 per year. House Bill 5280 would impose detailed labeling mandates on the products.
Received in the Senate on June 16, 2010
Referred to the Senate Agriculture and Bioeconomy Committee on June 16, 2010
Reported in the Senate on July 21, 2010
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Signed by Gov. Jennifer Granholm on August 3, 2010

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