Texas Agriculture Code
Sec. § 101.007
Issuance or Refusal of License


(a)

Except as otherwise provided by this section, the department shall issue a license to an applicant who:

(1)

tenders an application;

(2)

pays the license fee, if required; and

(3)

pays the appropriate fee to the produce recovery fund under Chapter 103 of this code, if required.

(b)

If a previous license of the applicant has been or is suspended or has been revoked, the department may not issue or renew a license to the applicant until the department is furnished with satisfactory proof that the applicant is, on the date of application, qualified to receive the license for which the applicant applied as provided by department rule.

(c)

The department may refuse to issue or renew a license under this section if the department determines that a license previously issued to the applicant was revoked or suspended or that the applicant has engaged in conduct for which a license could have been revoked or suspended. In determining whether to refuse to issue or renew a license under this section, the department may consider:

(1)

the facts and circumstances pertaining to a prior suspension or revocation;

(2)

the financial condition of the applicant as of the date of the application;

(3)

any judgment by a court of this state that is outstanding against the applicant and is due and owing to a licensee, grower, or producer of perishable commodities; and

(4)

any certified claim against the applicant by a licensee, grower, or producer of perishable commodities that is under consideration by the department.

(d)

Before refusing an application for a license under this section, a hearing shall be conducted under Section 12.032 on the license application, and the applicant may appeal the decision in the manner provided for contested cases under Chapter 2001, Government Code.

(e)

Repealed by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 419, Sec. 10.09(13), eff. Sept. 1, 1995.
Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 1253, ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1981. Amended by Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 739, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 76, Sec. 5.95(49), eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 419, Sec. 3.20, 10.09(13), eff. Sept. 1, 1995; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 358, Sec. 8, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
Amended by:
Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 506 (S.B. 1016), Sec. 5.12, eff. September 1, 2009.
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