(a) The commission's decision to deny a certificate of approval may be appealed to
a district court in Travis County.
(b) Unless stayed by the court on a showing of good cause, the commission's decision
may not be superseded during the appeal.
(c) On the filing of the lawsuit, citation shall be served on the commission. The commission shall prepare a complete record of all proceedings had before the
commission or hearing examiner and shall certify a copy of the proceedings to the
court. Trial before the court shall be on the basis of the record made before the commission
or hearing examiner, and the court shall make its decision based on the record. The commission's decision shall be affirmed by the court if the court finds substantial
evidence in the record to justify the decision, unless the court finds the order to
(1) arbitrary and capricious;
(2) in violation of the constitution or laws of this state; or
(3) in violation of rules promulgated by the commission pursuant to this chapter.
(d) The decision of the trial court is subject to appeal in the same manner as any
other civil lawsuit under the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure.
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