Tex. Gov't Code Section 153.055
Notice; Hearing


If the person requests a hearing, the commission shall give to the person written notice of the hearing that includes the time, place, legal authority, and jurisdiction under which the hearing is held and the laws and rules related to the violation.


The person may appear, present evidence, and respond to questions from the commission at the hearing.


The commission shall adopt, revise, or reject the committee’s findings of fact and conclusions of law and promptly issue an order on the occurrence of the violation, the amount of any penalty imposed, and the imposition of any sanction. The commission shall give the person notice of the order.


On approval of the supreme court, the commission may adopt rules governing the hearing, including rules on appearance by telephone. To the extent not inconsistent with this subchapter or commission rules, the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, including discovery rules, apply to the hearing, except that the commission may deviate from those rules as necessary for a full and fair adjudication and determination of fact or law.


The presiding officer of the commission may hold prehearing conferences. The presiding officer may issue orders, including scheduling orders, and may designate the discovery control plan or otherwise limit or modify discovery before a hearing.


The notice of the commission’s order under Subsection (c) must include a statement of the right of the person to appeal the order under Section 153.058 (Appeal of Decision).


On request of the commission, at least one member of the applicable advisory board committee shall attend the hearing to consult with the commission on the reasons for the advisory board committee’s determination and proposed penalty or sanction under Section 153.053 (Report and Notice of Violation, Penalty, and Sanction)(a).


At the hearing, the commission shall apply the general rules of evidence applicable in a district court, except that the commission may admit and consider any information the commission determines is relevant, trustworthy, and necessary for a full and fair adjudication and determination of fact or law.
Added by Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 42 (S.B. 966), Sec. 1.01, eff. September 1, 2014.
Redesignated from Government Code, Subtitle K, Title 2 by Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1236 (S.B. 1296), Sec. 21.001 (Inherent Power and Duty of Courts)(21), eff. September 1, 2015.
Amended by:
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 516 (S.B. 43), Sec. 14, eff. September 1, 2017.

Source: Section 153.055 — Notice; Hearing, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­153.­htm#153.­055 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 153.055’s source at texas​.gov