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Senate OKs bill allowing kids to run lemonade stands

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Children in Wisconsin could legally operate lemonade stands under a bill the state Senate has passed.

But they’d have to hold the egg salad.

The proposal would permit anyone under 18 to operate lemonade stands on private property without a permit and without fear of getting in trouble, as has happened in some states.

They couldn’t sell more than $2,000 worth of lemonade a year, or 8,000 cups, at 25 cents each.

The young entrepreneurs would also be barred from selling any possibly hazardous food, like raw meat and egg salad. That was added in response to concerns expressed by public-health officials.

The proposal has bipartisan support. The Senate approved the bill on a voice vote Tuesday with no debate. It now goes to the state Assembly.

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