SB 522

83(R) - 2013
Special Purposes

Vote Recommendation

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Craig Estes

Bill Caption

Relating to contested cases held under the Administrative Procedure Act.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated. No significant fiscal implication to units of local government is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

Summary: This legislation would require a short statement of factual matters concerning a case to be entered into the notification requirements regarding contested cases consistent with Title 10 subtitle A chapter 2001 (Texas Rules of Civil Procedure) and under 5 U.S.C. Subchapter II (Administrative Procedures Act). Additionally this bill specifies certain appeal processes for license holders of certain businesses. This bill strengthens the requirement that the burden of proof be on the state in many cease and desist proceedings. 

Analysis: This bill limits government and strengthens due process rights for private entities subject to a cease and desist order. We support SB 522.