Gov. Greg Abbott (R) signed a law on Monday that will prevent Texas businesses from requiring customers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
According to the legislation, businesses that require proof of vaccination will be denied state contracts and could lose their licenses or operating permits.
Senate Bill 968 was passed in the final days of the legislative session.
Under the new law, businesses that ask for proof of vaccination may not contract with the state, and state agencies could decide to require compliance with a law a condition of getting licensed or permitted.
In April, Abbott issued an executive…