BAYONNE, NJ- Legislation championed by Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti at the behest of his nine year old son was unanimously approved by the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee on Monday.

The bill, A-4462, would prohibit towns from requiring licenses for children operating temporary businesses such as lemonade stands or snow shoveling services.

Calling it a “commonsense response” to an issue that was brought to him in the midst of his son researching a school report said that such efforts by people “instill entrepreneurial spirit and oftentimes are used to raise money for charity.

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