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MADISON — Children in Wisconsin could legally operate lemonade stands under a bill passed in the state Senate.

But they'd have to hold the egg salad.

The measure would permit anyone under 18 to operate lemonade stands on private property without a permit and without fear of getting in trouble as has happened in some states. They couldn't sell more than $2,000 of lemonade a year, or 8,000 cups at 25 cents a pop.

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The young entrepreneurs would also be barred from selling any potentially hazardous food, like raw meat and egg salad. That was added to address concerns of public health officials.

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The measure has bipartisan support. It would have to pass the Assembly and be signed by Gov. Tony Evers before becoming law.

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