Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code
Sec. § 105.004
Payment of Costs

The agency shall pay the fees and expenses from funds appropriated for operation of the agency, funds appropriated for the payment of fees and expenses under this chapter, or other funds available for that purpose.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 959, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985.
Sec. 105.005. RECOVERY OF ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS IN FRIVOLOUS REGULATORY ACTION. The court reviewing a decision in a contested case under Chapter 2001, Government Code, may award a person, in addition to all other costs allowed by law or rule, an amount not to exceed $1 million for reasonable attorneys fees and costs incurred in defending against a frivolous regulatory action during the contested case and judicial review of the decision in the contested case if:


the person prevails on review; and


there is a final determination that the regulatory action is frivolous.
Added by Acts 2019, 86th Leg., R.S., Ch. 504 (S.B. 27), Sec. 4, eff. September 1, 2019.
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