I received the following email from Kelley Masters of the Texas Cottage Food Law group late last week:
After a roller coaster of a session, the cottage food bill ended up getting attached as an amendment to SB 81 in the 11th hour, and is now sitting on the Governor’s desk awaiting signature. We were so lucky to have Representative Kolkhorst fighting for us. It has been quite the ride. Thank you for your support, we are just praying Perry agrees with it too.
See here for some background. Here’s SB81, and here’s where to see the relevant amendment. SB81 currently awaits action from Governor Perry, so if you want to see him sign it, now would be a good time to contact his office and say so. I just hope that next session the microbreweries and brewpubs have the same good legislative fortune. The Dallas Observer has more, and you can follow Texas Baker’s Bill on Facebook for further updates.