Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill into law preventing businesses from mandating "vaccine passports."
Abbott signed the legislation on Monday, expanding his previous ban on vaccine passports, which did not affect the private sector.
“Texas is open 100%, and we want to make sure that you have the freedom to go where you want without limits,” he said before signing Senate Bill 968 into law.
Businesses that violate the new law could lose state contracts, and state agencies can choose to make compliance with the law a condition of getting licensed or permitted.