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RULE §533.1Definitions

The following words and terms, when used in this chapter, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.

  (1) ADR--Alternative dispute resolution.

  (2) ADR Procedures--Alternatives to judicial forums or administrative agency contested case proceedings for the voluntary settlement of contested matters through the facilitation of an impartial third-party.

  (3) APA--The Administrative Procedure Act (Texas Government Code, Chapter 2001).

  (4) Applicant--Any person seeking a license, certificate, registration, approval, or permit from the Commission.

  (5) Commission--The Texas Real Estate Commission.

  (6) Complainant--Any person who has filed a complaint with the Commission against any person whose activities are subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission.

  (7) Contested case or proceeding--A proceeding in which the legal rights, duties, or privileges of a party are to be determined by the Commission and/or the Executive Director after an opportunity for adjudicative hearing.

  (8) Executive Director--The Executive Director of the Texas Real Estate Commission.

  (9) License--The whole or part of any registration, license, certificate, approval, permit, or similar form of permission required or permitted by law issued by the Commission.

  (10) Mailing Address--The mailing address as provided to the Commission by a license holder and maintained as required by the Commission's rules or as provided to the Commission by an applicant or as shown in the Commission's records for a respondent who is not a license holder. The mailing address for a respondent that holds an active sales agent license shall be the mailing address of the sales agent's sponsoring broker as shown in the Commission's records.

  (11) Party--A person admitted to participate in a case before the Commission or the Executive Director.

  (12) Person--Any individual, partnership, corporation, or other legal entity, including a state agency or governmental subdivision.

  (13) Pleading--A written document submitted by a party, or a person seeking to participate in a case as a party, which requests procedural or substantive relief, makes claims, alleges facts, makes legal arguments, or otherwise addresses matters involved in the case.

  (14) Respondent--Any person, licensed or unlicensed, who has been charged with violating a law that establishes a regulatory program administered by the Commission or a rule or order issued by the Commission.

  (15) Sanctions--Any administrative penalty, disciplinary or remedial action imposed by the Commission for violations of Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1101, 1102, or 1105 or the Rules adopted by the Commission pursuant to those chapters.

  (16) SOAH--State Office of Administrative Hearings.

  (17) TAC--Texas Administrative Code.

Source Note: The provisions of this §533.1 adopted to be effective December 30, 2007, 32 TexReg 9987; amended to be effective September 1, 2010, 35 TexReg 7797; amended to be effective May 31, 2011, 36 TexReg 3329; amended to be effective May 21, 2014, 39 TexReg 3856; amended to be effective November 24, 2015, 40 TexReg 8219; amended to be effective May 25, 2022, 47 TexReg 3050

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