Tex. Agric. Code Section 132.006
Out-of-state Inspection of Records and Expenses


If the grade determination and size determination required by Section 132.041 (Grade Determination and Size Determination) of this code is performed at a location outside of this state, the records relating to eggs of a Texas licensee at that location are subject to inspection by the department as the department considers necessary.


A licensee whose out-of-state location is inspected shall reimburse the department for actual and necessary expenses incurred during the inspection. If a licensee fails to pay those expenses before the 11th day following the day on which the licensee receives an invoice from the department, the department may:


automatically cancel the person’s license; or


deny a license to any person who is connected with a person whose license is canceled because of a violation of this section.


The actual and necessary expenses of the department for each inspection of an out-of-state location may not exceed:


the actual and necessary expenses for food, lodging, and local transportation of the inspector; and


the cost of the least expensive available space round trip air fare from Austin to the location to be inspected.


The department shall schedule as many inspections as feasible within an area on each inspection trip. If more than one licensee is inspected in an area during an inspection trip, the expenses of the trip shall be divided equitably among the licensees inspected.


The department shall perform sufficient inspections of the records of out-of-state licensees to ensure that out-of-state licensees selling eggs in Texas pay inspection fees equal to the percentage of out-of-state eggs sold in Texas. The department may contract with the comptroller of public accounts to perform such inspections.
Acts 1981, 67th Leg., p. 1315, ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1981. Amended by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 915, ch. 216, Sec. 1, Sept. 1, 1983; Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 1073, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 1989; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 235, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.

Source: Section 132.006 — Out-of-state Inspection of Records and Expenses, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/AG/htm/AG.­132.­htm#132.­006 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 132.006’s source at texas​.gov