Home baking is a way for entrepreneurs to get started small in their own homes without having to spend tens of thousands of dollars on professional equipment and commercial kitchen space. States across the country have embraced these businesses as job creators and revenue generators, but New Jersey is now the only state to completely ban the sale of home baked goods, leaving these economic engines out in the cold. New Jersey’s ban on home baking ventures is bad for business, bad for the economic vitality of the state, and bad for residents. The Institute for Justice and bakers across the state are working to pass the “New Jersey Home Bakers’ Bill” (A3618/S1768) so that we can put more New Jerseyans to work. Red tape like the home baking ban has no place in the Garden State, and does nothing more than stunt entrepreneurship and job creation.
The NJ Home Bakers’ Bill was passed unanimously out of the Assembly, but the Senate version of the bill still has not been scheduled for a hearing in the Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.
Here’s how you can support the NJ Home Bakers’ Bill: