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Governor Kemp Signs Lemonade Stand Act

Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 55 into law. SB 55, the Lemonade Stand Act, sponsored by Senator Elena Parent (D – Atlanta), will allow those under the age of 18 to sell non-consumable goods, pre-packaged food items and non-alcoholic beverages on private property without requiring permits or licenses or incurring tax, as long as the revenue totals $5,000 or less in a calendar year.

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“The Lemonade Stand Act represents a bipartisan effort to support youth education, empowerment and entrepreneurship,” said Sen. Parent. “Further, the Lemonade Stand Act supports parents by ensuring they are not in a position of having to choose between the hassle and cost of permits, licenses and taxes, looking the other way or just denying their children the opportunity to engage in this long-standing American tradition. I am thankful to my Senate colleagues and especially to Representative Mary Margaret Oliver (D – Decatur), for supporting this measure, and I am honored to see this legislation signed today.”

Read the full version of the Lemonade Stand Act here.

Sen. Elena Parent serves as Chair for the Senate Democratic Caucus. She represents the 42nd Senate District which includes portions of DeKalb County. She may be reached at her office at 404.456.5109 or by email at



  1. Kristie Walden

    May 5, 2023 at 8:36 am

    ITS A crying shame we have to have a law, when common sense should prevail. This is ridiculous waste of time and money!!! Al elected officials should be using their time and talent for real problems!!

  2. John Henley

    May 5, 2023 at 10:54 am

    Lemonade Stand Act? Probably should have titled it something else. But I do like the idea of endorsing financial literacy and entrepreneurship aspect.

  3. Tammy Revels

    May 5, 2023 at 11:17 am

    Such stupidity!! This is why our government is tied up! Ignorance at its best

  4. Dave Strong

    May 5, 2023 at 12:46 pm

    non consumable WTF

  5. Anonymous Georgian

    May 5, 2023 at 1:24 pm

    I’m not sure if everyone understands that the reason this bipartisan act was passed is because local lawmakers were shutting down children’s lemonade stands for violating licensing laws.

  6. Kelly

    May 5, 2023 at 3:45 pm

    I’m proud of kid’s having Lemonade stands. I agree though, it’s a waste having to have a law to allow this. Mmmmmm let’s see on one hand they could be out doing drugs and stealing, or have a little job.

  7. Sylla Sami

    May 6, 2023 at 7:50 am

    Good job. It would not have been needed if some previously ignorant government officials didn’t create this issue. Great job at correcting that mistakes 👏

  8. Maya

    May 6, 2023 at 9:05 am

    What’s stupid is the adults harassing these kids in their own neighborhoods for trying to do a traditional first business and learn about money and having fun.

    • Jim R .B. Hutchinson

      May 25, 2023 at 11:25 am

      Concur. Seems like there is always someone who abuses this freedom and makes these laws necessary. Certainly a contrast to my childhood.

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