Texas Occupations Code
Sec. § 1101.753
Civil Penalty for Certain Violations by Broker, Sales Agent, or Certificate Holder


In addition to injunctive relief under Sections 1101.751 (Injunctive Action Brought by Commission) and 1101.752 (Additional Injunctive Authority), a person who receives a commission or other consideration as a result of acting as a broker or sales agent without holding a license or certificate of registration under this chapter is liable to the state for a civil penalty of not less than the amount of money received or more than three times the amount of money received.


The commission may recover the civil penalty, court costs, and reasonable attorney’s fees on behalf of the state.


The commission is not required to give a bond in an action under this section, and court costs may not be recovered from the commission.
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. 83, eff. January 1, 2016.
Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 1158 (S.B. 699), Sec. 84, eff. January 1, 2016.
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