Florida Senate - 2017                             CS for SB 1136
       By the Committee on Agriculture; and Senator Lee
       575-02671-17                                          20171136c1
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to cottage food operations; amending
    3         s. 500.80, F.S.; increasing the annual gross sales
    4         limitation for exempting cottage food operations from
    5         certain food and building permitting requirements;
    6         authorizing cottage food products to be advertised,
    7         sold, and paid for over the Internet; requiring such
    8         products to be delivered in person directly to the
    9         consumer or to a specific event venue; providing an
   10         effective date.
   12  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   14         Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) and subsection
   15  (2) of section 500.80, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
   16         500.80 Cottage food operations.—
   17         (1)(a) A cottage food operation must comply with the
   18  applicable requirements of this chapter but is exempt from the
   19  permitting requirements of s. 500.12 if the cottage food
   20  operation complies with this section and has annual gross sales
   21  of cottage food products that do not exceed $50,000 $15,000.
   22         (2) A cottage food operation may sell, offer for sale, and
   23  accept payment for cottage food products over the Internet, but
   24  such products must be delivered in person directly to the
   25  consumer or to a specific event venue. A cottage food operation
   26  may not sell, or offer for sale, or deliver cottage food
   27  products over the Internet, by mail order, or at wholesale.
   28         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2017.