Cottage food freedom; raise fees on food sellers & electricians; reduce duplicative employer reports; ban asking job-applicants for salary history

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Cottage food freedom; raise fees on food sellers & electricians; reduce duplicative employer reports; ban asking job-applicants for salary history

 

 

 

Check out these key votes made by elected officials in Colorado earlier this year, and go to www.votespotter.com to sign up and see how your elected officials voted on these and other issues that impact your daily life.

 

Senate Bill 058 Expand the Colorado Cottage Food Act: Passed 65 to 0 in the House on 4/14/2016

 

To expand provisions which allow homemade food producers to sell certain items directly to consumers.

 

House Bill 1114 Ease employment reporting requirements for businesses: Passed 65 to 0 in the House on 4/14/2016

 

To eliminate certain employment verification standards that duplicate other requirements and employer mandates.

House Bill 1401 Increase licensing fees paid by retail food establishments and add new licensing requirements: Passed 42 to 11 in the House on 4/8/2016

 

To increase the annual licensing fees paid by retail food sellers and to create a new license for retail food establishments that prepare or serve food that is pre-packaged or does not require time or temperature control for safety.

 

House Bill 1073 Increase the licensing requirements that electricians face: Passed 35 to 0 in the Senate on 3/28/2016

 

To add requirements for continuing education for electricians who seek to renew their license to do business. It would also expand enforcement at the local level.

 

House Bill 1166 Ban businesses from asking prospective workers about their salary history: Passed 34 to 31 in the House on 3/28/2016

 

To make the act of asking a job applicant's his or her salary history an unfair employment practice prohibited by law.

 

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