Senate Bill 55, sponsored by Senator Elena Parent (D – Atlanta), passed out of the Georgia Senate this week. SB 55, also known as the Lemonade Stand Act, would allow for children to sell non-consumable goods, pre-packaged food items and non-alcoholic beverages without requiring permits, licenses or incurring any tax, as long as the revenue totals $5,000 or less in a calendar year.
“Lemonade stands have been a tradition for children across the country for decades. The passage of the Lemonade Stand Act will allow children in the state of Georgia to continue this tradition without the added stress and expense of permits, licenses, or filing taxes,” said Sen. Parent. “I have worked closely with the Department of Public Health, Department of Agriculture and my own constituents in drafting this important piece of legislation, as we all believe that our children should have the opportunity to sell simple goods such as lemonade. The passage of this bill was a bipartisan effort and I am thankful to my Senate colleagues for supporting this measure.”
First Reader Summary – A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 13 of Chapter 2 of Title 26 of the O.C.G.A., relating to food service establishments, so as to prohibit a third-party food delivery service from committing unfair, unsafe, and unhealthy practices in this state; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.sb34 lemonade stand
For the full version of SB 55, read 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.