Illinois Passes Common Sense Lemonade Stand Law
Thanks to the efforts of Hayli Martenez, a young girl whose lemonade stand was closed by authorities in the Kankakee area, your children are now free to set up and operate that lemonade stand they dreamed of.
Okay, maybe the kids will have to wait until next summer, because SB119, or “Hayli’s Law” takes effect Jan. 1, 2022. Governor Pritzker enacted the bill last Friday, after swift approval by the Statehouse.
Here is the wording of the law SB119 / Hayli (ILga.gov):
Provides that the amending law may be referred to as the Hayli law. Amends the Food Handling Law Enforcement Act. Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of the law, the Ministry of Public Health, the health department of a local government unit or a public health district may not regulate the sale of lemonade or soft drinks or beverages mixed by a person under the age of 16. Effective January 1, 2022.
It all started in 2017, when Hayli Martenez decided to open a lemonade stand with the help of her mom. According to a report to IllinoisPolicy.org, Hayli Martenez opened her Haylibug Lemonade booth to raise funds for her college. In a violent neighborhood where people are reluctant to go out, Hayli reunited her neighbors from Kankakee, Illinois, as she happily sold 50 cups of lemonade. cents. “
Well, she did it until local officials in Kankakee visited her. Then they closed her, telling her that she was considering a fine for her transgression. There was something about the lack of sewer and water at its location, although Hayli and her mother Iva pointed out that they used bottled water to make the lemonade.
Fast forward to the present, and after the efforts of Illinois State Senator Patrick Joyce, Hayli and other Illinois kids (as long as they’re under 16) can get back to work by selling lemonade in front of their house while increasing their college funds. .
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