Selling Cookies Should Not Mean Jail Time–Lift Absurd Home-Baked-Goods Ban

Target: Robin Vos, Wisconsin Assembly Speaker

Goal: Overturn law that criminalizes the sale of home-baked goods.

Selling home-baked goods for profit could land a person in jail for as much as six months in Wisconsin. It is one of only two states with this kind of law, which is extremely harmful to owners of small farms and bed-and-breakfasts, who could be making thousands of dollars more than they currently are able if they could sell their baked goods.

Twice the Wisconsin Senate has–by a vast majority–passed a bill that would lift this ban. However, both times the Assembly Speaker failed to schedule an Assembly vote on the bill, so nothing has changed. Those who oppose the bill say it is a matter of public health, but for the bakers behind the lobby to lift the ban, it is a matter of “creating rural economic development opportunities.”  Sign below to demand that selling baked goods no longer be considered a criminal offense.


Dear Assembly Speaker Vos,

The ban on the for-profit sale of home-baked goods punishes people for something that has no reason to be considered a crime, and needlessly denies them economic opportunities.

Twice before, the “Cookie Bill” has passed the Wisconsin Senate by an overwhelming majority. It is past time for it to be given an Assembly vote. I urge you to lift the ban on selling home-baked goods for profit.


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  1. Gen Lovyet Agustsson says:

    juste because they sell homemade stuff it doesnt mean you punish them.

  2. If given a chance, big government would control every single little aspect of our lives. This ridiculous ban is an example of governments’ insanely obsessive obsession to control everything and everybody.

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