Texas governor signs bill to protect kids' lemonade stands

Mail Online | 6/13/2019 | Miranda Aldersley For Dailymail.com;Associated Press
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a measure that's meant to allow children to run lemonade stands without fear of being shut down by police.

The bill was introduced by Republican state Rep. Matt Krause, who told a committee last month that he had been compelled to act after Texas police shut down a lemonade stand run by two girls in June 2015.

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Sisters Zoey and Andria Green, who were seven and eight at the time, had set up the stand hoping to raise $100 to take their father, who works away at an oil field, to the nearby Splash Kingdom water park as a Father's Day present.

But Zoey and Andria had been selling for less than an hour and made just $27, when passing Overton police officers shut down the stand, saying they did not have a 'peddler's permit'.

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Their mother Sandi said that when they looked into getting a permit, they were told it would cost $150, and...
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