Tex. Occ. Code Section 2302.354
Administrative Penalty


The department may impose an administrative penalty against a person licensed under this chapter who violates this chapter or a rule or order adopted under this chapter.


The penalty may not be less than $50 or more than $1,000, and each day a violation continues or occurs is a separate violation for the purpose of imposing a penalty. The amount of the penalty shall be based on:


the seriousness of the violation, including the nature, circumstances, extent, and gravity of the violation;


the economic harm caused by the violation;


the history of previous violations;


the amount necessary to deter a future violation;


efforts to correct the violation; and


any other matter that justice requires.


The person may stay enforcement during the time the order is under judicial review if the person pays the penalty to the court clerk or files a supersedeas bond with the court in the amount of the penalty. A person who cannot afford to pay the penalty or file the bond may stay enforcement by filing an affidavit in the manner required by the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure for a party who cannot afford to file security for costs, subject to the right of the department to contest the affidavit as provided by those rules.


A proceeding to impose an administrative penalty is subject to Chapter 2001 (Administrative Procedure), Government Code.
Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1296 (H.B. 2357), Sec. 246(a), eff. September 1, 2011.

Source: Section 2302.354 — Administrative Penalty, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/OC/htm/OC.­2302.­htm#2302.­354 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 2302.354’s source at texas​.gov