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March 7, 2019
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GUILLEN WORKS TO PROTECT YOUNG TEXAN ENTREPRENEURS FROM OVER-REGULATION
AUSTIN - As an author of HB 234, State Rep. Ryan Guillen (D-Rural South Texas) is working to amend statute to allow for Texas children under the age of 18 to host lemonade stands.
"Lemonade stands are a widely-known, staple of American entrepreneurship," said Guillen. "Unfortunately, some local laws and city ordinances have stood in the way of young Texans’ ability to partake in and learn from the economic exercise."
The issue recently came to light when a lemonade stand run by two elementary schoolchildren was shut down because they had not received the proper permits. HB 234 would help to prevent similar situations from occurring in the future by prohibiting local government entities from enforcing such ordinances upon an individual younger than 18 years of age from temporarily selling lemonade or any non-alcoholic beverage.
"The skills children learn from operating lemonade stands, such as how to make and save money, are invaluable," added Guillen. "Let's empower our young Texans with the opportunity to learn and foster an entrepreneurial spirit."
Serving ten rural South Texas counties in the Texas House of Representatives, Ryan Guillen is known for his hard work, fierce independence, and relentless efforts for South Texas families. Recently, Capitol Inside called him a “House Bill Machine,” and a “one-person assembly line for legislation.” Since elected, few other legislators have passed more bills than Guillen. Sign up for updates at ryanguillen.com, facebook.com/representative.guillen, and twitter.com/ryanguillen