Texas Gov. Abbott signs law allowing kids to run lemonade stands – Washington Examiner

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law that allows kids to run lemonade stands without fear of being shut down.

The law goes into effect in September and prohibits cities and neighborhood associations from implementing rules that block or regulate children trying to sell nonalcoholic drinks such as lemonade on private property, according to the Texas Tribune.

Republican state Rep. Matt Krause introduced the bill after police shut down a lemonade stand that was run by two daughters trying to raise money for a Father’s Day gift in 2015. The bill was unanimously passed in both chambers and Abbott signed the bill on Monday.

“Here’s a common sense law,” Abbott said as he signed the bill.

Abbott has signed multiple bills in recent days, such as one protecting free speech on college campuses and another allowing beer and wine to be delivered to a person’s residence.


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