Tex. Agric. Code Section 14.022
Licensing of Multiple Warehouses


(a)

In this section:

(1)

“Combination” means a group of two or more public grain warehouses or facilities operated under a single set of complete records. For purposes of this chapter, a combination is treated as if it were a single public grain warehouse.

(2)

“Facility” means two or more public grain warehouses located in close proximity on the same general location. For purposes of this chapter, and except when part of a combination, a facility is treated as if it were a single public grain warehouse.

(b)

A warehouse operator may operate all public grain warehouses or facilities within an area no larger than 60 miles in diameter as a combination if a single license covering the combination is obtained from the department and:

(1)

a single recordkeeping system covering only warehouses within the combination is maintained by the warehouse operator;

(2)

a single, unique set of sequentially numbered receipts containing all information required by department rule and bearing the name of the license holder and a unique combination name, but not bearing individual warehouse or facility names, is used for the combination;

(3)

for each scale operated by the warehouse operator, the warehouse operator issues and maintains a single, unique set of sequentially numbered scale weight tickets containing all information required by department rule and bearing the name of the license holder and a unique name identifying the facility where the scale is located;

(4)

a single daily position report covering all storage obligations of the combination and only the combination, including company-owned grain, and containing all information required by department rule is maintained;

(5)

all original warehouse operator records, except for scale weight tickets, relating to transactions or storage obligations involving the combination are maintained at a single location and separate from all other businesses and separately licensed warehouse operations of the warehouse operator; and

(6)

except as provided by department rule, a single unique bond or bond substitute is used to cover the combination.

(c)

Except as permitted while operating a combination, a warehouse operator may not combine or intermingle assets, storage obligations, liabilities of any kind, records or record entries, contractual obligations, other transactions of any kind, or any other business or operating information from different warehouses or businesses owned, managed, or operated by the warehouse operator. Each licensed combination or individually licensed facility shall be operated as a separate entity under a single, unique name and, except as provided by department rule, shall be covered by a single, separate bond or bond substitute.
Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1124, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

Source: Section 14.022 — Licensing of Multiple Warehouses, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/AG/htm/AG.­14.­htm#14.­022 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

14.001
Definitions
14.011
Limitation of Chapter
14.012
Business Information
14.013
Right to Intervene and Notification of Department
14.014
Receivership Affecting Warehouse Assets
14.015
Powers and Duties of Department
14.021
License Required
14.022
Licensing of Multiple Warehouses
14.023
Licensing Procedure
14.024
Requirement for Increasing Capacity
14.031
Bond
14.032
Additional Bond
14.033
Bond Cancellation
14.034
Cancellation of Letter of Credit
14.035
Cancellation of Certificate of Deposit or Cash
14.041
Casualty Insurance
14.042
Insurance Cancellation
14.043
Additional Insurance
14.051
Posting of License
14.052
Warehouse Operator Obligations
14.053
Receipt Forms
14.054
Issuance of Scale Weight Ticket or Receipt
14.055
Duplicate Receipts
14.056
Receipt for Grain Owned by Warehouse Operator
14.057
Records
14.058
Posting of Storage Rates or Tariffs
14.059
Inspections
14.061
Warehouse Receipt as Prima Facie Evidence
14.062
Invalid Receipts
14.063
Termination of Storage
14.064
Certain Loadout Fees Prohibited
14.065
Recovery on Bond
14.066
Appeal of Department Action by Warehouse Operator
14.071
General Penalty
14.072
Penalty for Operating Without a License
14.073
Penalty for Fraud
14.074
Penalty for Unlawful Delivery
14.075
Penalty for Fraudulently Issuing a Scale Weight Ticket or Receipt
14.076
Penalty for Changing a Receipt or Scale Weight Ticket After Issuance
14.077
Penalty for Depositing Grain Without Title
14.078
Penalty for Stealing Grain or Receiving Stolen Grain
14.079
Penalty for Interfering with Sealed Warehouse or Department Inspection or Investigation
14.081
Offense Is Violation
14.082
Discovery of Shortage
14.083
Denial, Revocation, Modification, or Suspension of License or Probation
14.084
Operation After Revocation or Suspension of a License or Probation
14.085
Injunction
14.086
Civil Penalty
14.087
Recovery of Court Costs
14.088
Venue

Accessed:
Jun. 5, 2024

§ 14.022’s source at texas​.gov