Last night, Texas Governor Greg Abbott tweeted a video of him signing a bill into law that allows Texans to order beer and wine to their home.
Since getting approved by the House and the Senate last month, this law has been long anticipated. Commonly known as the "Beer-To-Go bill," it will go into effect on September 1, 2019.
So long as permit is in order, restaurants, bars, and businesses can deliver alcohol right to your door. Lawmakers, like Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, hoped this would benefit craft breweries and finally make Texas the last state to enact a law like this.
Recently added tiny print draws some technicalities such as drinks containing more than 17 percent alcohol can not be sold on a Sunday or after 10 pm on any day, among others. You can also only purchase one case, per person, per day for delivery.
We all know Texans love their alcohol—we can see it in the amount of beer festivals the state has, and we can see it in the number of DUI arrests these cities rack up.
But people have hope this law could change the latter.
@GregAbbott_TX Drunk driving solved.— Cope or Rope (@Cope or Rope)1559607427.0
@GregAbbott_TX This is actually a good idea! It keeps those that have been drinking, but not drunk, off the road— CWBY (@CWBY)1559609375.0
With less chance of drivers on the road having just picked up alcohol (or more alcohol), the chance of drunk drivers on the road could be lessened.
And if not, at least our pride has grown.
@GregAbbott_TX @2009superglide https://t.co/ajlohJOEFx— ₿ Michelle ₿ - Now known as @GaltsGirl again (@₿ Michelle ₿ - Now known as @GaltsGirl again)1559606341.0
Other than just for our own pleasure, some even think it could help our economy.
@GregAbbott_TX Dam we are on a roll. This makes so much sence and honestly creats jobs.— Jose Gutierrez (@Jose Gutierrez)1559606590.0
This could be true. But this guy really missed the oppurtunity to misspell it as "cents."
Some people still aren't satisfied, though.
@GregAbbott_TX @Jhumphries88 Good, now decriminalize marijuana— CW (@CW)1559608001.0
The law will officially go into effect on September 1, 2019. Until then, we'll just have to enjoy our local brews at our local breweries.
Now, let's pour one out for the governor, shall we?