Youngkin praises state Senate for passing legislation helping small business bakeries

Gov. Glenn Youngkin (R-VA) praised Virginia’s Senate for passing a bill that will assist small-business bakeries, allowing them to sell their baked goods with less state restrictions.

The Virginia Senate passed House Bill 759 following a complaint raised last month by KP’s Kake Pops & Treats, which sells a variety of desserts in the state. The owner of the business, Kelly Phillips, told Virginia Mercury that she had received a notice from a food safety official that she was operating her bakery without a necessary permit from the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services; this story prompted Youngkin to share it on social media, vowing to address the situation.

“Virginians should be allowed to sell baked goods without worrying about burdensome governmental regulations,” Youngkin wrote on social media.
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