Assembly to vote on letting kids run lemonade stands

Little girls at lemonade stand in park (123RF)
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Assembly is poised to pass a bill that would allow children to legally run lemonade stands.

The measure would allow minors to run lemonade stands on private property without a permit and without fear of running afoul of the law, which has happened in some states.

The bill would limit sales to $2,000 of lemonade a year, however. That translates to 8,000 cups at 25 cents each. Children would be barred from selling any potentially hazardous food, such as raw meat and egg salad.

The Assembly is scheduled to vote on the bill Thursday. The Senate signed off Tuesday. Assembly approval would send the proposal to Gov. Tony Evers. The governor's spokeswoman, Melissa Baldauff, says Evers will sign the measure into law.