Dispute over kid's lemonade stand prompts legislation in NY

May 03, 2019 01:14 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - A dispute last summer over whether a 7-year-old boy had the proper permits to operate a lemonade stand has prompted legislative action in New York.

A bill introduced this year in Albany would clarify the law to exempt stands run by children 16 or younger from needing a state permit.

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Last July a state health inspector shut down 7-year-old Brendan Mulvaney's stand in Ballston Spa because he lacked a permit. State officials said vendors at a nearby county fair had complained.

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo intervened and directed health officials to ensure Brendan's stand reopened and the health department later apologized. Officials said stands run by children typically aren't required to have permits.

The bill passed the Senate health Committee earlier this week. It hasn't been scheduled for a full vote.



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