Tex. Gov't Code Section 305.033
Civil Penalty for Late Filing


The commission shall determine from any available evidence whether a registration or report required to be filed with the commission under this chapter is late. A registration filed without the fee required by Section 305.005 (Registration) is considered to be late. On making a determination that a required registration or report is late, the commission shall immediately mail a notice of the determination to the person responsible for the filing, to the commission, and to the appropriate attorney for the state.


If a registration or report is determined to be late, the person responsible for the filing is liable to the state for payment of a civil penalty of $500.


If a registration or report is more than 30 days late, the commission shall issue a warning of liability by registered mail to the person responsible for the filing. If the penalty is not paid before the 10th day after the date on which the warning is received, the person is liable for a penalty in an amount determined by commission rule, but not to exceed $10,000.


A penalty paid voluntarily under this section shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the General Revenue Fund.


This section is in addition to any other available sanctions for late filings of registrations or reports.


A registration or report other than an activities report filed by a registrant is not considered to be late for purposes of this section if the registrant files a corrected or amended registration or report not later than the 14th business day after the date the registrant becomes aware of the error or omission in the registration or report originally filed.
Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 479, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1985. Amended by Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 432, Sec. 3, eff. Jan. 1, 1988; Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 304, Sec. 2.17, eff. Jan. 1, 1992; Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 107, Sec. 3.27, eff. Aug. 30, 1993; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 249, Sec. 4.10, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 1250 (H.B. 1800), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2005.

Source: Section 305.033 — Civil Penalty for Late Filing, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­305.­htm#305.­033 (accessed Dec. 2, 2023).

Dec. 2, 2023

§ 305.033’s source at texas​.gov