CONCORD, NH – Representative Hershel Nunez (R-Pelham) released the following statement after the House Executive Departments & Administration committee passed HB314, relative to homestead food operation licensure by a vote of 16-0.
“Homestead food operations are an important source of income for Granite Staters, particularly in New Hampshire’s rural areas. These small, family-owned operations were among the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the lost revenue, homesteaders have seen their costs inflate by over 200%,” said Nunez. “HB314 is a significant step in aiding them on their pathway to recovery by increasing the amount of food they can sell before needing to purchase a license.”
“I thank my colleagues for unanimously supporting this common-sense legislation out of committee and look forward to passing it on the floor. House Republicans are committed to supporting our state’s business community and empowering the hardworking men and women of the Granite State. Whether it’s lowering business taxes or loosening regulations, we will continue the fight to expand the New Hampshire Advantage.”