Tex. Gov't Code Section 2006.003
Opportunity to Remedy Violation; Policy


This section applies only to a state agency with regulatory authority over a small business.


A state agency may not impose an administrative penalty against a small business for a first violation of a statute or a rule administered by the agency, other than a violation committed knowingly or intentionally, unless the agency first provides the small business written notice of the violation and an opportunity to remedy the violation within a reasonable time after receiving the notice. Notwithstanding any other law, a violation is not considered to be a continuing violation during the reasonable time in which the small business attempts in good faith to remedy the violation.


Each state agency subject to this section shall adopt a policy consistent with the requirements of Subsection (b). The policy must provide that the agency will not attempt to recover an administrative penalty during the reasonable time the small business is attempting in good faith to remedy the violation.


This section does not apply to an action taken by:


a state agency to protect public health and safety or the environment;


an officer listed in Section 411.0765 (Disclosure by Criminal Justice Agency)(b)(18) in connection with the regulation of financial services; or


the Texas Workforce Commission if the action is required to conform to or comply with federal law.
Added by Acts 2021, 87th Leg., R.S., Ch. 563 (S.B. 424), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2021.

Source: Section 2006.003 — Opportunity to Remedy Violation; Policy, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­2006.­htm#2006.­003 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 2006.003’s source at texas​.gov