Tex. Fam. Code Section 33.012
Civil Penalty


A person who is found to have intentionally, knowingly, recklessly, or with gross negligence violated this chapter is liable to this state for a civil penalty of not less than $2,500 and not more than $10,000.


Each performance or attempted performance of an abortion in violation of this chapter is a separate violation.


A civil penalty may not be assessed against:


a minor on whom an abortion is performed or attempted; or


a judge or justice hearing a court proceeding conducted under Section 33.003 (Judicial Approval) or 33.004 (Appeal).


It is not a defense to an action brought under this section that the minor gave informed and voluntary consent.


The attorney general shall bring an action to collect a penalty under this section.
Added by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 436 (H.B. 3994), Sec. 11, eff. January 1, 2016.

Source: Section 33.012 — Civil Penalty, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/FA/htm/FA.­33.­htm#33.­012 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 33.012’s source at texas​.gov