CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to sign the so-called “cupcake bill” introduced after a young girl’s home baking operation was shut down by regulations.
Quinn’s office says he’ll sign the bill Tuesday in 12-year-old Chloe Stirling’s home in Troy as he salutes her “for making a difference.”
Chloe used her home-based baking business, “Hey Cupcake!”, to provide treats for friends, relatives and fundraisers.
Madison County health officials shut down the $200-a-month operation in January after concluding her kitchen wasn’t a commercial one requiring such things as a permit and inspection. She also hadn’t taken a mandatory health safety course.
The legislation being signed by Quinn requires sellers to tell consumers the product was made in a home. The law applies to home kitchen business making less than $1,000 monthly.
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