Texas Business and Commerce Code
Sec. § 109.006
Civil Penalty; Injunction


(a)

A business entity that publishes criminal record information, confidential juvenile record information, or confidential criminal record information of a child in violation of this chapter is liable to the state for a civil penalty in an amount not to exceed $500 for each separate violation and, in the case of a continuing violation, an amount not to exceed $500 for each subsequent day on which the violation occurs. For purposes of this subsection, each record published in violation of this chapter constitutes a separate violation.

(b)

The attorney general or an appropriate prosecuting attorney may sue to collect a civil penalty under this section.

(c)

A civil penalty collected under this section shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the general revenue fund.

(d)

The attorney general may bring an action in the name of the state to restrain or enjoin a violation or threatened violation of this chapter.

(e)

The attorney general or an appropriate prosecuting attorney is entitled to recover reasonable expenses incurred in obtaining injunctive relief or a civil penalty, or both, under this chapter, including court costs and reasonable attorneys fees.
Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1200 (S.B. 1289), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2013.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1034 (H.B. 1491), Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2015.
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