Wisconsin Senate Says OK To Kids Lemonade Stands
But, as usual, whenever the government gets involved, things get a little weird.
So, here's the good news. If you're a kid in Wisconsin, you can open up, and make some money from, a front-yard lemonade stand.
However, there are limits on the money you can make, and whatever you do, please do not even consider serving your lemonade customers raw meat or egg salad with their cup of lemony goodness.
The measure would permit anyone under 18 to operate lemonade stands on private property without a permit and without fear of getting in trouble as has happened in some states. They couldn’t sell more than $2,000 of lemonade a year, or 8,000 cups at 25 cents a pop.
The young entrepreneurs would also be barred from selling any potentially hazardous food, like raw meat and egg salad. That was added to address concerns of public health officials.
The measure has bipartisan support. The Senate approved the bill on a voice vote Tuesday with no debate. The measure goes next to the state Assembly.
Health officials were concerned about raw meat and egg salad being served at lemonade stands? Raw meat and egg salad? I figure, being Wisconsin, the worst you might see is a squishy cheese curd or two, and maybe an under-cooked bratwurst.