Florida Senate - 2017                                    SB 1136
       By Senator Lee
       20-01094-17                                           20171136__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to cottage food operations; amending
    3         s. 500.80, F.S.; removing the annual gross sales
    4         limitation for exempting cottage food operations from
    5         certain food and building permitting requirements;
    6         removing the prohibition for selling or offering for
    7         sale cottage food products over the Internet, by mail
    8         order, or at wholesale; providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Subsections (1) and (2) of section 500.80,
   13  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   14         500.80 Cottage food operations.—
   15         (1)(a) A cottage food operation must comply with the
   16  applicable requirements of this chapter but is exempt from the
   17  permitting requirements of s. 500.12 if the cottage food
   18  operation complies with this section and has annual gross sales
   19  of cottage food products that do not exceed $15,000.
   20         (b)For purposes of this subsection, a cottage food
   21  operation’s annual gross sales include all sales of cottage food
   22  products at any location, regardless of the types of products
   23  sold or the number of persons involved in the operation. A
   24  cottage food operation must provide the department, upon
   25  request, with written documentation to verify the operation’s
   26  annual gross sales.
   27         (2)A cottage food operation may not sell or offer for sale
   28  cottage food products over the Internet, by mail order, or at
   29  wholesale.
   30         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.