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TITLE 37PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONS
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
CHAPTER 29PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
RULE §29.18Informal Disposition

(a) If the parties reach an agreed settlement which resolves the facts or issues in controversy, further proceedings shall be abated upon a motion. A settlement agreement shall be filed directly with the director or the director's designee for approval. If the director or the director's designee does not approve the agreed settlement, the matter shall proceed as a contested case under this title.

(b) An executed settlement agreement is binding on the respondent and the department according to its terms.

(c) Once a respondent consents to a settlement, the respondent may not withdraw consent pending approval by the director or the director's designee. However, if the director or director's designee has not approved the settlement within 30 days after respondent's consent to the settlement, respondent may withdraw consent.


Source Note: The provisions of this §29.18 adopted to be effective May 10, 2000, 25 TexReg 4191

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