POMONA – State Rep. Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) says the new year that begins on Saturday will bring with it a bevy of new laws, including one he says should have been put in place long ago. Starting in 2022, the State of Illinois will no longer regulate lemonade stands popular among children looking to make extra money during the hot summer months. “Hayli’s Law”, originally encompassed in SB 119, is now Illinois Public Act 102-0078. The new law stipulates that the Illinois Department of Public Health, the health department of a unit of local government, or a public health district may not regulate the sale of lemonade or nonalcoholic drinks or mixed beverages by a person under the age of 16.
“Only in Illinois would we have to pass a law to actually end regulations on lemonade stands,” Jacobs said. “The irony aside, I am glad to have supported this new law. Should the government really be telling little Johnny or little Suzie they can’t run a lemonade stand in their front yard? No. This is a bit of good news for the enterprising young people out there and I’m hopeful we can continue to shrink the size and scope of government as we move into the Spring 2022 legislative Session.”