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Illinois lawmakers vote down 'cupcake' bill

Published: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 2:29 p.m. CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers have halted a so-called "cupcake" bill introduced after a young girl's home baking operation was shut down this year.

The Senate voted 32-17 on Tuesday to block a proposal that would have created rules for home kitchen businesses making less than $1,000 per month. The measure would require sellers to be trained, pay fees, label ingredients and tell consumers the product was made in a home kitchen.

The Madison County Health Department shut down 12-year-old Chloe Stirling's cupcake business in Troy. Supporters say the measure would have created a pathway to open home kitchens.

But dairy magnate and Republican state Sen. Jim Oberweis says a proposal would have sidetracked his own entrepreneurial spirit at a young age.

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The bill is HB5354.

Online: http://www.ilga.gov

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