HB 234

86(R) - 2019
House State Affairs
Senate Intergovernmental Relations
House State Affairs
Senate Intergovernmental Relations

Vote Recommendation

  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Positive
  • Positive


Matt Krause
Ryan Guillen
Mayes Middleton
Dade Phelan
Four Price


Cesar Blanco
Dwayne Bohac
Greg Bonnen
Craig Goldman
Mike Lang
Will Metcalf
Morgan Meyer
Rick Miller
Tan Parker
John Raney
Scott Sanford
Matt Schaefer
Jonathan Stickland
Valoree Swanson
Shawn Thierry
Tony Tinderholt
Steve Toth
Terry Wilson
John Zerwas


Jane Nelson

Bill Caption

Relating to the local regulation of the sale of lemonade or other beverages by children.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 234 would prohibit local governments and public health authorities from enforcing an ordinance that would regulate individuals that are younger than 18 years old from temporarily selling nonalcoholic beverages from a stand on private property.    

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action recommends supporting HB 234 because it promotes our principles of free markets, private property rights, and individual liberty, and limited government. HB 234 would allow children and teenagers the ability to raise money and sell beverages from their home or another private property without having to go through any government bureaucracy. While a lemonade stand is the smallest of small businesses, removing barriers for children who want to sell lemonade or tea at their home promotes free market principles. This protects private property rights for parents whose kids may want to operate a lemonade stand on their property without any government regulation. HB 234 gives children the liberty to raise money for themselves and gets government out of the way.