Sweet relief: Governor signs bill that will prevent lemonade stands from being ticketed _lowres

Advocate file photo by BRAD BOWIE -- Imogen Hebert, 8, serves a cup of lemonade to Chris Declouet on National Lemonade Stand Day in Lafayette.

Children will be able to operate lemonade stands without state interference under a bill signed Friday by Gov. John Bel Edwards.

The change was among nearly three dozen bills signed into law.

The legislation, Senate Bill 99, prohibits the imposition of any tax or assessments on a minor engaging in a business with sales of less than $500 per year.

The sponsor of the measure, Rep. Greg Miller, R-Norco, said there was a news story that said children were ticketed for operating lemonade stands without a permit.

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