HOUSE BILL 1685
State of Washington
2022 Regular Session
ByRepresentatives Eslick, Shewmake, Springer, Bateman, Paul, Rule, Wylie, Griffey, Sutherland, and Frame
Prefiled 12/22/21.Read first time 01/10/22.Referred to Committee on Rural Development, Agriculture & Natural Resources.
AN ACT Relating to increasing the cap on gross sales for cottage food operations; and amending RCW 69.22.050
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
and 2015 c 196 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:
(1) ((The))(a) Except as provided in (b) of this subsection, the annual gross sales of cottage food products may not exceed ((twenty-five thousand dollars))$50,000. The determination of the maximum annual gross sales must be computed on the basis of the amount of gross sales within or at a particular domestic residence and may not be computed on a per person basis within or at an individual domestic residence.
(b) The department shall periodically review the cap on annual gross sales established in (a) of this subsection and increase the cap by rule as the department deems necessary to account for increases in costs of doing business for cottage food operations.
(2) If gross sales exceed the maximum allowable annual gross sales amount established under subsection (1) of this section
, the cottage food operation must either obtain a food processing plant license under chapter 69.07
RCW or cease operations.
(3) A cottage food operation exceeding the maximum allowable annual gross sales amount established under subsection (1) of this section
is not entitled to a full or partial refund of any fees paid under RCW 69.22.030
(4) The director may request in writing documentation to verify the annual gross sales figure.
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