Texas governor signs bill legalizing lemonade stands run by children

Texas governor signs bill legalizing lemonade stands run by children
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) late Monday signed a bill that legalizes lemonade stands run by children after police had shut down a lemonade stand in a Texas town.

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“Here is a commonsense law,” Abbott said in a Twitter video. “It allows kids to sell lemonade at lemonade stands. We had to pass it because police shut down a lemonade stand here in Texas.”

“So kids,” Abbott said, pausing to pick up a glass of lemonade. “Cheers.”

 

The bill prohibits cities and neighborhood associations from enacting rules that block or regulate minors trying to sell nonalcoholic beverages on private property, The Texas Tribune reported.

The ban on lemonade stands was previously unbeknownst to many parents in Texas and other states that ban the makeshift businesses.

A lemonade stand set up by sisters trying to raise enough money to take their dad to a water park for Father’s Day was shuttered by police in 2015, the outlet noted.

Popular lemonade brand CountryTime last year pledged to help kids cover the costs of city permits if they ran into government red tape.

The "Legal-Ade" reimbursed kids and their families up to $300 if they were ticketed by city officials. The promotional campaign has since ended.