Tex. Occ. Code Section 1801.152
False Charges


A commission merchant may not charge for mending or patching, roping bales, cooperage or repairing bales, labor, hauling, cartage, storage, or marking or weighing unless the work is actually done.


A charge specifically describing work performed must be made on a bill regardless of any contrary usage or custom to make the charge by rate or average.


A person who violates this section is subject to a penalty of not less than $100 or more than $500. The owner or consignor may recover the penalty by filing suit.
Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 388, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1999.

Source: Section 1801.152 — False Charges, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.­1801.­htm#1801.­152 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 1801.152’s source at texas​.gov