Lemonade stand protection bill headed to the governor's desk
BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's neighborhood lemonade stands will soon be off-limits for ticketing.
Lawmakers have given final passage to a bill exempting minors engaging in sales of less than $500 a year from having to pay an occupational license tax.
Sen. Gary Smith, a Norco Democrat, says he introduced the measure after municipal officials have written tickets to children for not having an occupational license to sell lemonade at their local stands.
Stunned - and dismayed - lawmakers unanimously approved the bill in both the House and Senate. A 35-0 vote Monday in the Senate sent the measure to Gov. John Bel Edwards, who intends to sign it into law.
The new law will take effect Aug. 1.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Asian carp a growing concern for fisherman
Remains of local Marine killed in car crash return home Wednesday
Raising Cane's employees fired over video showing unsanitary behavior
Payday loan business robber's disguise nearly matched that of real delivery driver
DEMCO pledges changes after allegations of corruption surface
LSU Track star Aleia Hobbs happy she could represent her home state...
14-year-old CoCo Gauff wants to be the next star in pro tennis
Pete Jenkins reflects on 2017 season
Temeka Johnson basketball camp about more than the game
Saints looking to fill backfield void during Ingram's 4-game absence