Texas Government Code

Sec. § 2158.121
Prohibition Applicable to Other Printing Contracts; Offense; Penalty


Except as otherwise provided by a contract or agreement with the state authorized by this subchapter, a person doing printing under contract for the state commits an offense if the person reproduces, prints, prepares, sells, or furnishes the printing or printed matter, a reprint, reproduction, or copy of the printing or printed matter, or a plate, type, mat, cut, or engraving from which the printing contract was executed, in an amount other than that agreed to be printed and furnished to the state under the contract.


An offense under this section is a misdemeanor punishable by:


a fine of not less than $100 or more than $1,000; and


confinement in jail for not more than 30 days if the offender is an individual.


Conviction of an agent or employee under this section does not bar conviction of a principal.


This subchapter does not apply to the printing and sale to the public of copies of the general and special laws by the printer of the laws under a contract authorized by Subchapter B.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 41, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995.

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