December 7, 2018 | Number of The Day
Assembly bill that would keep NJ municipalities from charging kids for setting up lemonade stands

It’s happened elsewhere: local officials in New York and Utah have shut down lemonade stands because their young operators have lacked a license or permit. Now a Garden State legislator says he has just the bill to keep that from happening here.

As co-sponsored by Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti, A-4462 would prohibit a municipality from requiring a license or permit to operate a business temporarily for anyone under 18. If enacted, the bill would take effect immediately.

“Through these activities, children learn they can help a cause, how to save money and seize an opportunity to fuel their entrepreneurial spirit,” explained the Hudson Democrat. “They’re just kids. Making them pay $100 to $200 in permit costs for a few hours of selling lemonade on hot day is unfair.”