Texas Governor Signs Bill Making Cocktails to Go Permanent

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott this week signed HB 1024 making cocktails to go permanent in the state—supporting hospitality businesses devastated by COVID-19 and providing increased convenience for consumers. Texas is the 10th state to make a COVID-era cocktails to-go measure permanent.

Other market modernization efforts are also moving through the Texas Legislature including one bill to allow seven-day spirits sales statewide (HB 937) and others that would allow local option elections for seven-day spirits sales (SB 1013HB 2232).

According to a statewide poll released by the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS), 65 percent of Texas voters support cocktails-to-go legislation; 65 percent of Texans support seven-day sales at liquor stores and craft distilleries; and 61 percent support allowing seven-day sales to be decided at the local level via local option election.

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