In a small committee room on the third ground of the Colorado State Capitol, children squirmed round of their chairs ready anxiously for his or her probability to testify.
The Senate Enterprise, Labor and Know-how committee was debating a invoice that might make it simpler for these children to run their very own companies. Senate Invoice 19-103 prohibits any native authorities from requiring a younger entrepreneur to get a allow or license to run their enterprise.
The invoice comes lower than a yr after three younger boys’ lemonade stand was shut down by police at an area artwork truthful. Since then, Jennifer Knowles and her sons Ben, Jonathan and William have been combating to vary the regulation in order that they’ll legally run their lemonade stand with no need a allow.
For Jennifer, it is a matter of permitting her sons to function the identical sort of enterprise many adults have once they have been children.
“We technically broke the regulation — didn’t even notice it,” Knowles mentioned.
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