Texas Insurance Code
Sec. § 101.103
Powers of Commissioner; Remedies for Certain Conduct


(a)

If the commissioner has reason to believe a person, including an insurer, has violated or is threatening to violate this chapter or Chapter 226 (Unauthorized and Independently Procured Insurance Premium Tax) or a rule adopted under this chapter or Chapter 226 (Unauthorized and Independently Procured Insurance Premium Tax), or that a person, including an insurer, violating this chapter or Chapter 226 (Unauthorized and Independently Procured Insurance Premium Tax) has engaged in or is threatening to engage in an unfair act, the commissioner may:

(1)

issue a cease and desist order under Subchapter D;

(2)

seek injunctive relief under Section 101.105 (Civil Penalty; Injunctive Relief);

(3)

request the attorney general to recover a civil penalty under Section 101.105 (Civil Penalty; Injunctive Relief); or

(4)

take any combination of those actions.

(b)

This section does not limit the department to the remedies specified in this section. The department and this state may choose at any time, without regard to prior proceedings under this section, any available remedy or action to immediately stop or enjoin a person from engaging in the business of insurance without statutory authorization.
Added by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 101, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999. Amended by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1274, Sec. 14, eff. April 1, 2005.
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