Texas Agriculture Code
Enforcement by Civil Suit
The state or, with the approval of the department, an administrative committee may sue a person who:
wilfully exceeds any quota, allotment, or salable percentage fixed for the person under a license issued or rule adopted by the department;
makes a shipment without first obtaining a required allotment or quota or qualifying to ship the person’s salable percentage; or
knowingly participates or aids in activities under Subdivision (1) or (2) of this subsection.
If successful in a suit under Subsection (a) of this section, the state or administrative committee is entitled to recover an amount equal to three times the current market value of the citrus fruit excess or the citrus fruit shipment, as applicable. Funds recovered in a suit under this section shall be used in the administration of the license involved in the suit.Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 1273, ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1981.