AUSTIN (KXAN) — Hosting a lemonade stand is like a childhood rite of passage. But some kids in Texas can’t set up shop because of local ordinances and city permit rules.
Now a new Texas bill is looking to change that and one young entrepreneur marched down to the Capitol to voice his support for the bill.
“This bill would support me and other kids to have the chance to start their own lemonade business without having to go figure out and pay for city permits and being worried about getting in trouble with the health department,” said eight-year-old Branson Burton.
Burton said he donated some of his earnings to charities, but he did save a little to buy toys.
He said he supports letting kids set up lemonade stands because it teaches a lot of life lessons and inspires confidence.