Two young girls wanted to buy a father's day gift so they set up a lemonade stand to raise money, only to have it shut down after police demanded to see a permit.
Andria and Zoey Green were selling lemonade and kettle corn for about an hour when the cops showed up because they were set up near the curb on a residential street. The city agreed to waive the $150 fee for a "peddler's permit" and said they could give away the lemonade but could not sell it....which they did, and that generated donations. Texas House Bill 970 says "the sale of food which requires time or temperature control to prevent spoilage" is prohibited. They say lemonade needs to be refrigerated to prevent the growth of bacteria.
So they can give it away...but not sell it?
Ironically, now kids in Utah no longer need to worry about this. Under a new state law that passed with overwhelming bipartison support, a license or permit is not required for any occasional business operated by a minor.