Sweet Victory for young entrepreneurs

Legislation which aims to protect young entrepreneurs was recently signed into law.

Senate Bill 119, commonly known as Hayli’s Law, will give children the freedom to operate lemonade stands without having to obtain a permit or license from local health departments.

The legislation was in response to a report of an 11-year-old child in Illinois whose lemonade stand was shut down by the local city and county health department.

Now, under Hayli’s Law, the Illinois Department of Public Health or local health departments or districts are prohibited from regulating lemonade or nonalcoholic drink stands operated by a person under the age of 16.

Senate Bill 119, which unanimously passed out of the General Assembly earlier this year, was signed into law on July 9.

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