5748-S.E AMH WILC CALL 175

ESSB 5748 - H AMD TO H APPH COMM AMD (H-2411.3/11) 571

By Representative Wilcox

ADOPTED 04/07/2011

On page 4, beginning on line 29 of the striking amendment, after "(1)" strike all material through "figure" on page 5, line 5 and insert "The gross sales of cottage food products may not exceed an annual amount set by the department.  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.

    (2) If gross sales exceed the maximum annual gross sales amount, 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 annual gross sales amount is not entitled to a full or partial refund of any fees paid under section 3 or 4 of this act.

    (4) The maximum annual gross sales amount must be established in rule by the department consistent with this subsection. The amount must be set at fifteen thousand dollars until December 31, 2012. Beginning January 1, 2013, the department must increase the fifteen thousand dollar annual gross sales limit biennially to reflect inflation. The department may determine inflation-based increases in any matter it deems most efficient.

    (5) The director may request in writing documentation to verify the annual gross sales figure"



    EFFECT:   Changes the annual gross sales limit for cottage food operations from $12,000 to a limit of $15,000 that is to be adjusted for inflation biennially.


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