Texas governor passes law to make lemonade stands legal
Lemonade stands run by kids will soon be legal in Texas.
“Here is a common sense law,” Gov. Greg Abbott said while signing the bill into law. “We had to pass it because police shut down a lemonade stand here in Texas.”
State Rep. Matt Krause, R-Fort Worth, filed House Bill 234 and shepherded it through the Legislature after learning that lemonade stands in Texas were illegal because of old food establishment rules.
A few years ago, when Tyler police shut down a lemonade standrun by two elementary students who were trying to raise money to take their dad to a water park for Father’s Day
“Kids, cheers,” Abbott said, after signing the bill and holding up a glass of lemonade.
He posted the video of the bill signing on to Twitter.
The lemonade stand law goes into effect Sept. 1.