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(a) The amount of an administrative penalty may not exceed $5,000 for each violation. Each day a violation continues or occurs is a separate violation for purposes of imposing a penalty.
(b) The amount of the penalty shall be based on:
(1) the seriousness of the violation, including:
(A) the nature, circumstance, extent, and gravity of any prohibited act; and
(B) the hazard or potential hazard created to the health, safety, or economic welfare of the public;
(2) the economic harm to property or the environment caused by the violation;
(3) the history of previous violations;
(4) the amount necessary to deter a future violation;
(5) efforts made to correct the violation; and
(6) any other matter that justice may require.
(c) The board by rule or through procedures adopted by the board and published in the Texas Register shall develop a standardized penalty schedule based on the criteria listed in Subsection (b).
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Texas Occupations Code - OCC § 1301.702. Amount of Penalty - last updated April 14, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tx/occupations-code/occ-sect-1301-702/
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