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Texas House Bill 3897 could give more restaurants an option for BYOB

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Posted at 9:00 PM, Mar 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-27 22:00:31-04

TEXAS — A new house bill has been introduced into legislation that would give restaurant owners, who serve liquor, an option to allow customers to BYOB.

According to WFAA, Fort Worth State Rep. Craig Goldman has introduced House Bill 3897.

The house bill states that a restaurant owner could allow customers to bring their own wine and charge whatever corkage fee that they see fit. The owner can not charge any other related fee to the customer.

This is an option restaurants that only serve beer and wine have had for some time now.

The Texas Restaurant Association spoke against the bill saying that the wine sales contribute to keeping the restaurant afloat, according to WFAA.

If House Bill 3897 is passed, it will take affect on Sept. 1.