Gov. Abbott waives laws to allow trucks from alcohol industry to deliver grocery supplies

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Gov. Greg Abbott is briefed on the coronavirus outbreak, in Austin on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. Miguel Gutierrez Jr./The Texas Tribune

AMARILLO, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Texas Governor Greg Abbott made a move on Sunday, March 15 that will allow trucks from the alcohol industry to deliver supplies to grocery stores.

Abbott waived the law prohibiting trucks from the alcohol industry from delivering supplies to grocery stores, in hopes to help grocers keep shelves stocked.

Governor Abbott said, “This is yet another example of the private sector stepping up and Texans helping Texans as we all work to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 in our state, I thank the Texas Alcoholic and Beverage Commission for its assistance in this effort. By waiving these regulations, we are streamlining the process to replenish the shelves in grocery stores across the state. We are all in this together, and I want to remind all Texans that hoarding resources is neither necessary nor productive. Texas has the supplies to meet the needs of Texans, and we will continue to expedite the flow of groceries to stores across the state.”

You can read the full statement from Gov. Abbott’s Twitter below.


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