2019 Legislation


Kids' lemonade stands will be legal statewide on September 1, 2019.


HB 234, the "Lemonade Stand Bill," was signed by Governor Abbott on June 10, 2019.


Read the law: https://capitol.texas.gov/tlodocs/86R/billtext/pdf/HB00234F.pdf#navpanes=0

 

 

  • A municipality, county, or other local public health authority may not adopt or enforce an ordinance, order, or rule that prohibits or regulates, including by requiring a license, permit, or fee, the occasional sale of lemonade or other non-alcoholic beverages from a stand on private property or in a public park by an individual younger than 18 years of age.


  • A property owners' association (HOA) of a residential subdivision may not adopt or enforce a restrictive covenant that prohibits or regulates, including by requiring a permit or fee, the occasional sale of lemonade or other nonalcoholic beverages from a stand on property located in the subdivision by an individual younger than 18 years of age who has the permission of a property owner in the subdivision for the sale.


Lemonade Stands and the Law (prior to September 1, 2019)


This section used to contain a long rant about why lemonade stands were illegal in Texas. It's no longer needed, since lemonade stands will be legal statewide starting September 1, 2019!  


Go get 'em, kids!

Sell More Than Lemonade!

How about adding some cottage foods to drive up sales? Just be sure to take a safe food handling course online (less than $10 and 1 hour) and label your food!


  • Popcorn
  • Cookies
  • Brownies
  • Cupcakes
  • Trail mix
  • Granola
  • Fudge
  • Sweet or salty nuts


All these foods are LEGAL to sell from home. 



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