Texas Occupations Code

Sec. § 1101.156
Rules Restricting Advertising or Competitive Bidding


The commission may not adopt a rule restricting advertising or competitive bidding by a person regulated by the commission except to prohibit a false, misleading, or deceptive practice by the person.


The commission may not include in rules to prohibit false, misleading, or deceptive practices by a person regulated by the commission a rule that:


restricts the use of any advertising medium;


restricts the person’s personal appearance or use of the person’s voice in an advertisement;


relates to the size or duration of an advertisement used by the person;


restricts the person’s advertisement under an assumed or trade name that is authorized by a law of this state and registered with the commission; or


requires the term “broker,” “agent,” or a similar designation or term, a reference to the commission, or the person’s license number to be included in the person’s advertisement.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1421, Sec. 2, eff. June 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1158 (S.B. 699), Sec. 19, eff. January 1, 2016.
Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 974 (S.B. 2212), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2017.

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