When life gives you lemons, you can legally sell lemonade.
“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.”
This bill was prompted by two sisters, Andria and Zoey Green, who ran into a bit of trouble with the law in 2015, when they tried to raise enough money to take their father to Splash Kingdom on Father’s Day.
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.
“Declare any income generated by the sale of lemonade in excess of the minimum income required to file a return,” said business lawyer Michael Schwartz to the Daily News. “That’s $400 of net income if self-employed.”
To avoid running a lemonade speakeasy anywhere outside of Texas, there are required permits around $70, The News reported in an article.