Stop ticketing lemonade stands, Louisiana’s senators say


BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Louisiana’s state senators came down squarely on the side of the local lemonade stand Wednesday, voting 37-0 for a bill that would exempt minors engaging in sales of less than $500 a year from having to pay an occupational license tax.

Sen. Gary Smith, a Norco Democrat, says he introduced the proposal after municipal officials have written tickets to children for not having an occupational license to sell the lemonade.

Sen. Norby Chabert, a Houma Republican, simply asked Smith: “Are you serious?” Chabert then urged local officials to use more common sense.

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