Texas Occupations Code
Sec. § 1101.707
Options Following Decision: Pay or Appeal


(a)

Not later than the 30th day after the date the commission’s order becomes final, the person shall:

(1)

pay the administrative penalty; or

(2)

file a petition for judicial review contesting the occurrence of the violation, the amount of the penalty, or both.

(b)

Within the 30-day period prescribed by Subsection (a), a person who files a petition for judicial review may:

(1)

stay enforcement of the penalty by:

(A)

paying the penalty to the court for placement in an escrow account; or

(B)

giving the court a supersedeas bond in a form approved by the court that:

(i)

is for the amount of the penalty; and

(ii)

is effective until judicial review of the order is final; or

(2)

request the court to stay enforcement by:

(A)

filing with the court an affidavit of the person stating that the person is financially unable to pay the penalty and is financially unable to give the supersedeas bond; and

(B)

giving a copy of the affidavit to the executive director by certified mail.

(c)

If the executive director receives a copy of an affidavit under Subsection (b)(2), the executive director may file with the court, within five days after the date the copy is received, a contest to the affidavit.

(d)

The court shall hold a hearing on the facts alleged in the affidavit as soon as practicable and shall stay the enforcement of the penalty on finding that the alleged facts are true. The person who files an affidavit has the burden of proving that the person is financially unable to pay the penalty and to give a supersedeas bond.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1421, Sec. 2, eff. June 1, 2003.
Amended by:
Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1411 (S.B. 914), Sec. 32, eff. September 1, 2007.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1158 (S.B. 699), Sec. 81, eff. January 1, 2016.
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