Governor Abbot Wants to Make Alcohol ‘To Go’ Permanent
Governor Greg Abbott wants to make alcohol to go permanent in Texas.
According to the Texas Tribune, when the COVID-19 pandemic happened folks in Texas have been able to purchase alcoholic, including liquor from restaurants to go.
The Gov. in the beginning of the pandemic signed a waiver that allowed restaurants to sell the alcohol to go to try and help financially struggling restaurants stay on their feet. The waiver has been extending indefinitely.
The Gov. tweeted out recently, “From what I hear from Texans, we may just let this keep on going forever.”
He also shared a local news report about alcohol to go sales, stating, "This has my support!"
State Rep. Tan Parker, R-Flower Mound, replied to Abbott's tweet, saying that he is going to file a bill in the next legislative session to make it law allowing restaurants to sell alcohol to go.
The next legislative session doesn't happen until January 12, 2021.
We'll see what happens with this when legislators meet, but for now restaurants can continue with the sales.
What do you think about this? Should Texas pass legislation making alcohol to go permanent? Have you ordered drinks to go during the pandemic?