Category: TDLR

Attorney’s Fee Awards in Defense of Frivolous Regulatory Action

Beginning September 1, 2019 the Texas Administrative Procedure Act will allow licensees to recover attorneys’ fees and costs incurred in defending against frivolous regulatory actions. This new section, codified as Tex. Gov. Code ยง 2001.903 is below: “Sec. 2001.903. RECOVERY OF ATTORNEY’S FEES AND COSTS IN CONTESTED CASES INVOLVING FRIVOLOUS REGULATORY ACTION. The administrative law […]

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New Criminal Conviction Licensing Laws at TDLR

The Texas legislature, being concerned with barriers to eligibility for occupational licenses by persons who had been convicted of criminal offenses unrelated to their license, passed H.B. 1342 this session. On June 10, 2019, Governor Abbott signed that bill into law and it will go into effect on September 1, 2019. This bill substantially modifies […]

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Search TDLR Administrative Violations and Orders

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation maintains an online system through which one can search for past administrative decisions of the Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation. This database, which is not complete, is the fastest way to easily search for past administrative action against a licensee. The search may be run by license […]

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