AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — The Texas House has voted to protect the right of kids to run lemonade stands without fear of being shut down by police.
Fort Worth Republican Rep. Matt Krause’s bill passed 144-2 on Wednesday.READ MORE: Mesquite Officer Dies After Shooting Outside Grocery Store
It still needs to move through the Senate before heading to Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk.
The measure comes after Texas police shut down a lemonade stand run by two girls in 2015.READ MORE: Officials React To Mesquite Officer Killed On Duty
The new Texas law would legalize temporary lemonade stands or other stands selling nonalcoholic beverages operated by minors on private property or public parks.
A similar bill was filed in Minnesota after a Minneapolis 13-year-old nearly had his hot dog stand shut down.
Lemonade stands are currently illegal in Texas because homemade drinks are banned due to health concerns.MORE NEWS: Fort Worth ISD Hopes To Hire Teachers 'On The Spot,' Offering Huge Incentives
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