Wisconsin Assembly passes bill legalizing lemonade stands
MADISON — The
Wisconsin Assembly has approved a bill that would legalize
children's lemonade stands.
The Republican bill would allow a minor to operate a temporary food
stand without a local permit or license or a state food processing
or retail food establishment license. The stand can't generate more
than $1,000 in annual sales, however, and must be operated on a
temporary basis on private property.
The measure's author, Rep. Joel Kleefisch, says he was driven to
draft the bill by a media report of Appleton police shutting down
two pre-teen girls' lemonade stand in 2011.
The Assembly approved the bill on a voice vote Tuesday afternoon. It
goes next to the state Senate.