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Texas Governor Greg Abbott had a busy Monday. He signed two food-related bills into law, one “saving” Chick-fil-A and the other shielding kids selling lemonade from police crackdowns. Whether either party truly needed legal protections is unclear.

Per CNN, the lemonade-stand bill was sponsored by Fort Worth-based Republican lawmaker Matt Krause, who said it was necessary after a 2015 incident in which police shut down two girls’ lemonade stand in Overton, Texas, telling them they didn’t have a permit. The siblings were trying to raise $105 to take their dad to a water park for Father’s Day.

House Bill 234 states in part that “Notwithstanding any other law, a municipality, county, or other local public health authority may not adopt or enforce an ordinance, order, or rule that prohibits or regulates, including by requiring a license, permit, or fee, the occasional sale of lemonade or other nonalcoholic beverages from a stand on private property by an individual younger than 18 years of age.”

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How one defines “occasional sale” is less than crystal clear, but otherwise, it’s hard to find fault with this common-sense law. If only we could say the same for legislation generally.