According to a new report form the Texas Tribune “The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has warned two Austin restaurants that they could lose their liquor licenses for requiring their customers to provide proof of at least a first round of COVID-19 vaccinations before they would be served.”
Per the report:
The two restaurants, Launderette and Fresa’s, were first alerted by the TABC on Wednesday that they were in violation of Senate Bill 968, which passed during this year’s regular legislative session.
A spokesperson for the TABC told The Texas Tribune in an email that neither of the restaurants’ owners were aware of the new law and that both immediately took steps to comply.
Democrats on Twitter lashed out against the move.
Did I mention that Texas threatened to pull liquor licenses for restaurants that ask customers to show proof of vaccination?
— Laffy (@GottaLaff) August 12, 2021
Why is TX allowing him to be a thug? There are laws to prevent his bullshit. STAND UP, TX BUSINESS OWNERS! Don’t let him dictate what you do!https://t.co/kKRRv2eBou
— 🇺🇸FULLY VAXXED 🌊☮️ 🇺🇸 (@Dshe51arerDiana) August 14, 2021
@GregAbbott_TX is determined to destroy democracy and take away freedom to choose in Texas.
Texas warns Austin restaurants that their liquor licenses could be revoked for requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccinations https://t.co/oKesPOdFH6 via @TexasTribune
— pinkhatdreamer (@jverm_jill) August 14, 2021