June 5, 2019


TechNet Welcomes Enactment of Texas Legislation to Promote Innovative and Safe Alcohol Delivery

Austin, TX — TechNet, the national, bipartisan network of technology CEOs and senior executives, today welcomed Governor Greg Abbott’s (R) signature of Senate Bill 1450.  Led by Senator Kelly Hancock (R) and Representative Chris Paddie (R), this legislation creates a new consumer delivery permit that allows for the delivery of alcohol from a retailer to a consumer.

“This law will allow more businesses to take advantage of on-demand delivery apps that enable them to reach more customers, while ensuring deliveries of alcohol are carried out safely and responsibly,” said TechNet Executive Director for Texas and the Southeast David Edmonson.  “Senator Hancock and Representative Paddie’s bill prioritizes public safety by making sure alcoholic beverages are purchased and delivered by individuals who are 21 or older, drivers are properly trained, and deliveries are made during the legal timeframe of sale.  We look forward to continuing our work with the legislature and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission to promote innovative and safe alcohol delivery.”

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