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Washington HB 1706

Would create a new law to allow “microenterprise home kitchen operations” (AKA micro-restaurants) to sell ready-to-eat meals and food.

California AB 1325

Increases meal cap from 60 to 90 meals per week. Increases sales limit from $50k to $100k per year.

Massachusetts H 2153

Would have created a new law to allow “home kitchen operations” (AKA micro-restaurants) to sell ready-to-eat meals and food.

Georgia HB 287

Would have created a new law to allow “microenterprise home kitchens” (AKA micro-restaurants) to sell ready-to-eat meals and food.

New Hampshire – HB 122

Would have changed their basic cottage food law for “homestead food operations” into a micro-restaurant law for meals prepared and served on the same day. Would have increased the sales limit from $35,000 to $50,000.

South Carolina H 3214

Would have allowed a “residential food production operation” to run a micro restaurant in their home for up to 12 guests at a time. Unlike other micro restaurant bills, this one would require customers to consume the food in the producer’s home.

New York S 1057

Would have created a new law to allow “home kitchen operations” (AKA micro-restaurants) to sell ready-to-eat meals and food.

Georgia SB 578

Would have allowed micro-restaurants to sell most types of perishable food items from home

Iowa HF 2431

Changes “home bakeries” to “home food processing establishments”. Allows home food processing establishments to sell most types of homemade food, including perishable foods and items containing red meat and/or poultry (if the meat is from an approved source). Allows cottage food businesses to sell online and ship products. Allows cottage food businesses to sell acidified… [read more]

California SB 972

Would remove the sales limits for both the cottage food and MEHKO laws. Would also remove the production limits for MEHKOs. Would also allow mobile food facilities to operate under the MEHKO law.

New York S 5951

Would have created a new law to allow “home kitchen operations” (AKA micro-restaurants) to sell ready-to-eat meals and food. Initially introduced in 2021. Reintroduced in 2023 (under S 1057).

Washington HB 1258

Would have allowed home micro restaurants, similar to California’s MEHKO law

Florida HB 707

Would have allowed micro-restaurants known as “home kitchen operations”.

New York – S 5951

Would have created a new law to allow “home kitchen operations” (AKA micro-restaurants) to sell ready-to-eat meals and food. Reintroduced in 2022 and 2023 (under S 1057).

Washington HB 1258

Tried to allow microenterprise home kitchen operations, similar to California and Utah. It would have let people run mini-restaurants from home, albeit with a lot of restrictions.

Utah HB 94

Allows Utah residents to sell homemade meals, similar to California’s AB 626 from 2019. This law comes with many requirements and restrictions, but it doesn’t have California’s opt-in limitation.