Texas Transportation Code
Sec. § 548.3065
Administrative Penalty


(a)

In lieu of criminal proceedings for a violation of Section 548.306 (Excessive Motor Vehicle Emissions), the department may impose an administrative penalty against a person who knowingly violates this chapter or a rule adopted by the commission under this chapter.

(b)

The amount of the administrative penalty may not exceed $1,000 for each violation. The aggregate penalty for multiple violations may not exceed $10,000. Each day a violation continues or occurs is a separate violation for purposes of imposing a penalty.

(c)

For purposes of Subsection (a), the procedures for determining and administering an administrative penalty against a person charged with violating this chapter are the same as those prescribed by Section 643.251 (Administrative Penalty) for determining and administering an administrative penalty against a motor carrier under that section.

(c-1)

The conservation commission may impose an administrative penalty on a person in the amount of not more than $500 for each violation of this subchapter or a rule adopted by the conservation commission under this subchapter.

(d)

An administrative penalty collected under this section shall be deposited in a special account in the general revenue fund and may be used only by the department.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1075, Sec. 11, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
Amended by:
Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1202 (S.B. 197), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011.
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