DENVER, Colo. - A bill sponsored by Senator Beth Martinez Humenik (R-Thornton) to expand the Colorado Cottage Foods Act passed out of the Senate today on a bipartisan 34-0 vote. It is among the first bills to be passed out of the Senate this year and is the second bill sponsored by Senator Martinez Humenik to pass out of the Senate since she was sworn in as a Senator in January.
"Colorado's small businesses are one of the major engines of economic growth in our state and this bill gives small business more freedom to create jobs and grow," said Senator Martinez Humenik. "I’m proud to have one of my first bills focus on growing Colorado's small businesses and am thankful for the bipartisan support it has received along the way. I pledged to my constituents that I would be a problem solver in the Senate and I will continue to honor that commitment moving forward."
SB15-85, sponsored by Senator Martinez Humenik, changes the Colorado Cottage Foods Act to allow cottage foods producers to increase the revenue they're allowed to collect under current Colorado law for each eligible food product from $5,000 to $20,000 per calendar year.