D.C. council is lookng to lift legal requirements for lemonade stands.

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D.C. Council Member Took Lemons and Made Legal Lemonade

July 10, 2019

By Cameron Jenkins

D.C. is finally ready to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of the youth.

Councilmember Brandon T. Todd, D-Ward 4, announced Tuesday that he introduced the Lemonade Stand Amendment Act of 2019, a bill with the goal of freeing children across the District of the burden of applying for a business license in order to make a few extra bucks in the summer months.

Todd posted the announcement to Twitter writing "Finally, I introduced the Lemonade Stand Amendment Act of 2019, which allows children to sell lemonade without having to obtain a #business licenses or vending site permit."

The bill, if passed, will allow for children to set up small-scale businesses (or lemonade stands) for a period of 100 days, WTOP reported.

Todd's announcement picked up some support from Country Time, which has started an initative to foot the bill for vending permits and licenses for youth seeking to start up lemonade stands.

"Good news!" it tweeted in a reply.

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