Texas Agriculture Code
Sec. § 101.018
Department Enforcement


For the purpose of enforcing this chapter, the department shall, on its own initiative or on receipt of a verified complaint, investigate all alleged violations of this chapter.


For the purpose of conducting an investigation under this section, the department is entitled to free and unimpeded access at all times to all books, records, buildings, yards, warehouses, storage facilities, transportation facilities, and other facilities or places in which perishable commodities are kept, stored, handled, processed, or transported.


The department is entitled to examine any portion of the ledger, books, accounts, memoranda, documents, scales, measures, or other matters, objects, or persons relating to a violation under investigation.


Failure to provide access to records for purposes of examination, as required by Subsections (b) and (c), is a violation for purposes of assessment of administrative penalties.


Repealed by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 230, Sec. 131(4), eff. Sept. 1, 1989.
Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 1257, ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1981. Amended by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 230, Sec. 131(3), (4), eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 358, Sec. 17, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.
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