HB1291 (2020) Detail

Relative to homestead food license requirements.


HB 1291 - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2020 SESSION

20-2109

01/08

 

HOUSE BILL 1291

 

AN ACT relative to homestead food license requirements.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. Potucek, Rock. 6; Rep. Love, Rock. 6; Sen. Birdsell, Dist 19

 

COMMITTEE: Environment and Agriculture

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill raises the monetary amount necessary for an exemption from the homestead food licensure requirement.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

20-2109

01/08

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty

 

AN ACT relative to homestead food license requirements.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Food Service Licensure; Homestead Food License Required.  Amend RSA 143-A:12, II and III to read as follows:

II.  Homestead food operations selling less than a maximum annual gross sales of [$20,000] $35,000 of food, excluding potentially hazardous food, from the homestead residence, at the owner's own farm stand, at farmers' markets, or at retail food stores are exempt from licensure and departmental inspection under this subdivision, except that the department may inspect when the department has reason to suspect an imminent health hazard as defined in RSA 143-A:3, IV-b.

III.  Homestead food operations that exceed the [$20,000] $35,000 maximum annual gross sales limit or homestead food operations who wish to sell food products, excluding potentially hazardous food, to restaurants or other retail food establishments, over the Internet, by mail order, or to wholesalers, brokers, or other food distributors who will resell the homestead product shall be licensed under RSA 143-A:4.

2  Food Service Licensure; Exemptions.  Amend RSA 143-A:5, VII to read as follows:

VII.  Homestead food operations selling less than a maximum annual gross sales of [$20,000] $35,000 of food, excluding potentially hazardous food as defined in RSA 143-A:12, I(b), from the homestead residence, at the owner's farm stand, or at farmers' markets.

3  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB1291 at GenCourtMobile
HB1291 Discussion

Action Dates

Date Body Type
Feb. 4, 2020 House Hearing
Feb. 27, 2020 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

HB1291 Revision: 6885 Date: Dec. 2, 2019, 2 p.m.

Docket

Date Status
Jan. 8, 2020 Introduced 01/08/2020 and referred to Environment and Agriculture HJ 1 P. 17
Feb. 4, 2020 Public Hearing: 02/04/2020 01:00 pm LOB 303
Feb. 27, 2020 Executive Session: 02/27/2020 10:00 am LOB 303