MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin home bakers are closer to being able to legally sell their pies, cakes and muffins.
The state Senate passed a bill on a voice vote and with no debate Wednesday that would allow home bakers to sell without a license. They could only sell face-to-face, they’d have to register with state consumer protection officials and sell less than $25,000 a year.
The Senate passed a similar bill last session but it died in the Assembly, where it’s been blocked by Speaker Robin Vos. He’s introduced a competing proposal this year that would do away with all licensing for bakers, no matter their size.
An identical bill must clear the Senate and Assembly and be signed by Gov. Scott Walker to become law.
A Lafayette County judge two weeks ago struck down the law requiring home bakers to get a license as unconstitutional.