"I'm just doing my job," the mascot told police.
Austria's government will have to ban several face coverings to avoid accusations of discrimination on religious grounds—and that means the law needs a lot of caveats.
Calls for restrictions are part of a sexist narrative about what women should wear in public.
Women argued their rights were being infringed upon by the ban.
"Nobody voted for multiculturalism and yet we are now living with the results of it," the party's deputy leader said.
A ban would need to be based on a consistent restriction on all religious and political dress.
If the ban is passed in the Senate, those ignoring it will face a fine of $430.
Conservatives in Germany are eyeing French-style secularist policies.