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Texas taps app for reporting alcohol violations

Texas taps app for reporting alcohol violations

The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission has released a mobile app that lets users not only search the agency’s entire public data system but also submit complaints they see in businesses licensed by the TABC.

The TABC:Mobile app uses GPS technology identify nearby TABC-licensed bars or restaurants. Users can view a location's license/permit status and expiration date as well as its Handgun Warning Sign requirement. Violation information, if applicable, displays by status, type, date, description, disposition, suspension date range and civil penalty amounts.

The app also includes information about the responsibilities of license/permit holders for the public, government agencies, alcoholic beverage industry professionals, wholesalers, distributors and retailers.

"TABC:Mobile serves as a direct line of communication between TABC and the public from anywhere at any time," TABC spokesman Chris Porter said. "It's our hope that this new tool will keep those lines of communication open while promoting the safe and lawful sale of alcohol in Texas."

Neubus Inc., an Austin-based technology company, helped build the application, according to The Texas Tribune. Neubus works with government agencies to help convert documents to electronic systems, according to its website.

Posted by Matt Leonard on Aug 30, 2016 at 1:36 PM


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