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TITLE 4AGRICULTURE
PART 1TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
CHAPTER 17MARKETING AND PROMOTION
SUBCHAPTER GGO TEXAN PARTNER PROGRAM RULES
RULE §17.310Administrative Penalties; Other Enforcement Remedies

(a) A person violates this subchapter if the person is a GO TEXAN Partner Program member and:

  (1) misuses the GO TEXAN and Design mark, or reproduces or distributes the mark without the express written permission of the department; or

  (2) violates a requirement of this subchapter or Subchapter C of this chapter (relating to GO TEXAN and Design Mark).

(b) A person who violates this subchapter:

  (1) forfeits the person's ability to use the GO TEXAN and Design mark; and

  (2) is ineligible for a future grant of funds under this subchapter.

(c) The department may assess an administrative penalty as provided by Texas Agriculture Code §12.020 against a person who violates this subchapter.

(d) Proceedings for the imposition of administrative penalties under this subchapter shall be conducted in the manner provided for contested cases by the Administrative Procedure Act, Texas Government Code, and Chapter 1 of this title (relating to General Practice and Procedure).

(e) Proceedings for the imposition of administrative penalties under this subchapter shall not preclude the commissioner from pursuing any other remedies, including, where applicable, the penal and injunctive remedies provided for by law.


Source Note: The provisions of this §17.310 adopted to be effective November 25, 1999, 24 TexReg 10318; amended to be effective April 25, 2012, 37 TexReg 2874

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