I'll risk a little thread drift and suggest that this document is an example of significant government overreach. TABC was created in 1935 with this mission statement
The document appears, at least to me, to go far beyond that.Under the Alcoholic Beverage Code, the TABC "shall inspect, supervise and regulate every phase of the business of manufacturing, importing, exporting, transporting, storing, selling, advertising, labeling and distributing alcoholic beverages, and the possession of alcoholic beverages for the purpose of sale or otherwise."
I have talked to some restaurant owners who claim that the possible reports to TABC are the reason that they posted their places with 30.07 signs. Apparently, if there was an incident with an open carrier and the police were called, a report must be made. I'm guess that a report has to be made anytime police are called to a place (and this one only had beer and wine) with a liquor license.
I'll take it a step further. I won't defend LEOs who don't understand the TPC but one of the reasons that it is so hard to remember all of the laws is that there are so many of them and they seem to be too often as convoluted as the one on churches. I do get it. It was probably easier to get it passed through the legislature at that point in history than it would have been to completely revise the language as has just been done. The TPC code is just part of that. The Administrative Code that Child Protective Services uses to try to control guns is no better than the parts for the TABC. I submit that noone is capable of figuring that all out without help and a lot of study.
The major purpose of laws (in my view) is supposed to give citizens understand what to do. This certainly doesn't accomplish that.