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Texas governor signs lemonade stand law

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott celebrates after signing the state's new lemonade stand law. (Courtesy) Texas Gov. Greg Abbott celebrates after signing the state's new lemonade stand law. (Courtesy)

AUSTIN, Texas -- Kids, listen up: It is now legal for you to operate a lemonade stand in Texas without a license.

Support for the law grew after police in Overton, Texas, shut down a lemonade stand run by the Green girls in 2015.

In February, 8-year-old Branson Burton traveled to Austin to advocate for the bill in front of lawmakers.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the bill on Monday.

"Here is a common sense law. It allows kids to sell lemonade at lemonade stands. We had to pass it because police shut down a lemonade stand here in Texas. So kids, cheers!" the governor said, lifting a glass of lemonade in a toast.

The new law targets local health codes and neighborhood rules that intentionally or unintentionally ban the stands or require permits for them to operate.

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