Tex. Health & Safety Code Section 436.029
Removal Order for Detained or Embargoed Article


The department may order the claimant or the claimant’s agent to move a detained or embargoed article to a secure place to prevent the unauthorized disposal or removal of the article.


If the claimant fails to carry out the order, the department may move the article.


If the department moves the article, the department shall assess the cost of removal against the claimant.


The department may request the attorney general to bring an action in the district court in Travis County to recover the costs of removal. In a judgment in favor of the state, the court may award costs, attorney fees, and interest from the date the expense was incurred until the date the department is reimbursed.
Added by Acts 1993, 73rd Leg., ch. 336, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1 (S.B. 219), Sec. 3.1097, eff. April 2, 2015.

Source: Section 436.029 — Removal Order for Detained or Embargoed Article, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/HS/htm/HS.­436.­htm#436.­029 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 436.029’s source at texas​.gov