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(a) The commissioner may employ an enforcement staff to investigate and prosecute complaints made against persons licensed under this chapter. The commissioner may employ a hearings officer to conduct hearings under this section. The commissioner may collect and deposit any court costs collected pursuant to a final order.
(b) If the commissioner proposes to suspend or revoke a license issued under this chapter or if the commissioner refuses to issue or renew a license to an applicant for a license or person requesting a renewal of a license under this chapter, the applicant or license holder is entitled to a hearing before the commissioner or a hearings officer who shall make a proposal for decision to the commissioner. The commissioner or hearings officer shall prescribe the time and place of the hearing. The hearing is governed by Chapter 2001, Government Code.
(c) The commissioner or hearings officer may issue subpoenas for the attendance of witnesses and the production of records or documents. Process issued by the commissioner or hearings officer may extend to all parts of the state and may be served by any person designated by the commissioner or hearings officer.
(d) A person aggrieved by a ruling, order, or decision of the commissioner has the right to appeal to a district court in the county in which the hearing was held. An appeal under this subsection is governed by Chapter 2001, Government Code.
(e) The commissioner may, in the commissioner's discretion, rescind or vacate any previously issued revocation order.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Finance Code - FIN § 156.401. Hearings and Judicial Review - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/finance-code/fin-sect-156-401/
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