Health & Safety Code Section 431.060
Initiation of Proceedings
(a)The attorney general, or a district, county, or municipal attorney to whom the department or a health authority reports a violation of this chapter, shall initiate and prosecute appropriate proceedings without delay.
(b)The department or attorney general may, as authorized by Section 307 of the federal Act, bring in the name of this state a suit for civil penalties or to restrain a violation of Section 401 or Section 403(b) through (i), (k), (q), or (r) of the federal Act if the food that is the subject of the proceedings is located in this state.
(c)The department or attorney general may not bring a proceeding under Subsection (b):
(1)before the 31st day after the date on which the state has given notice to the secretary of its intent to bring a suit;
(2)before the 91st day after the date on which the state has given notice to the secretary of its intent to bring a suit if the secretary has, not later than the 30th day after receiving notice from the state, commenced an informal or formal enforcement action pertaining to the food that would be the subject of the suit brought by the state; or
(3)if the secretary is diligently prosecuting a suit in court pertaining to that food, has settled a suit pertaining to that food, or has settled the informal or formal enforcement action pertaining to that food.
Section 431.060 — Initiation of Proceedings,
https://statutes.capitol.texas.gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.431.htm#431.060 (accessed Nov. 25, 2023).