Texas Agriculture Code
Sec. § 122.403
Negligent Violations by License Holder


(a)

If the department determines that a license holder negligently violated this chapter or a rule adopted under this chapter, the department shall enforce the violation in the manner provided by 7 U.S.C. Section 1639p(e).

(b)

A license holder described by Subsection (a) is not subject to a civil, criminal, or administrative enforcement action other than an enforcement action provided by this chapter.

(c)

A license holder who violates this chapter by cultivating plants described by Section 122.202(b)(2):

(1)

must comply with an enhanced testing protocol developed by the department;

(2)

shall pay a fee in the amount of $500 for each violation to cover the departments costs of administering the enhanced testing protocol; and

(3)

shall be included on a list maintained by the department of license holders with negligent violations, which is public information for purposes of Chapter 552, Government Code.

(d)

A person who negligently violates this chapter three times in any five-year period may not cultivate, process, or otherwise produce hemp in this state before the fifth anniversary of the date of the third violation. The department shall include each person subject to this subsection on a list of banned producers, which is public information for purposes of Chapter 552, Government Code.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 764 (H.B. 1325), Sec. 2, eff. June 10, 2019.
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