20 March 2020 – Application fees for alcohol permits at temporary events refunded

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Private Sector
Level of Jurisdiction: TX
Lead People/Agency: Governor Greg Abbott

Overview: Governor Greg Abbott announced that he is temporarily suspending certain provisions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code. Suspending these provisions will allow for refunds of application fees paid to obtain a temporary event permit for an event that was later cancelled.
Full details here: https://gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-allows-event-permit-refunds-for-businesses-affected-by-covid-19-cancellations

Type of Justification: Perception of an increased threat
Evidence/Justification: Governor Greg Abbott today announced that he is temporarily suspending certain provisions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code. Suspending these provisions will allow for refunds of application fees paid to obtain a temporary event permit for an event that was later cancelled. Various events slated for Wichita Falls were canceled because of coronavirus concerns including the popular Saint Patrick’s Day Street Festival and the Red River Wine & Beer Festival.