Texas Governor signs bill allowing kids to operate lemonade stands without license

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AUSTIN, TX (KETK) – Great news for all parched Texans trying to battle the summer heat and young entrepreneurs!

Gov. Abbott signed a bill Monday night making it legal for children to operate lemonade stands without a license. The law also includes all non-alcoholic drinks.

The law targets local health codes and neighborhood rules that intentionally or unintentionally ban the stands or require permits for them to operate.

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Support for this law grew when police in Overton shut down a lemonade stand run by two boys who were trying to raise money to buy their dad’s Father’s Day present. 

The bill was passed unanimously in both chambers. 

Abbott posted a video on Twitter calling it a “common sense law.” 

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Greg Abbott@GregAbbott_TX

It’s now legal for kids to sell lemonade at stands.

We had to pass a law because police shut down a kid’s lemonade stand.

Thanks to ⁦@RepMattKrause⁩.

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8:51 PM – Jun 10, 2019

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