ON TO THE FULL HOUSE!!!
As expected, the House Committee on Licensing and Administrative Procedures unanimously passed all five bills without amendments last night. They are now moving to the House Calendars Committee to be scheduled for a vote before the full House. We hope that vote will be within the next 10 days, afterwards they will be sent to the Governor’s desk for his signature. A representative from the Texas Craft Brewer’s Guild visited with our team in Austin yesterday and he wanted to let everyone know they are extraordinarily grateful to Open the Taps members for the tremendous amount of support we have given the movement. We are part of what has been a real team effort and while we are getting very close to the finish line on these bills, we still have other goals to achieve going forward. We will also need to be prepared to play defense to make sure we don’t lose ground in future legislative sessions, but for now we should raise a toast to celebrate the latest progress.