2019 Texas Statutes
Insurance Code
Title 20 - Regulation of Other Occupations
Chapter 6001 - Fire Extinguisher Service and Installation
Subchapter F. Prohibited Practices
Section 6001.251. Prohibited Practices

Universal Citation: TX Ins Code § 6001.251 (2019)

Sec. 6001.251. PROHIBITED PRACTICES. (a) An individual or firm may not:

(1) engage in the business of installing or servicing portable fire extinguishers without holding a registration certificate;

(2) engage in the business of planning, certifying, installing, or servicing fixed fire extinguisher systems without holding a registration certificate;

(3) install, service, or certify the servicing of portable fire extinguishers or plan, certify, service, or install fixed fire extinguisher systems without holding a license;

(4) perform hydrostatic testing of fire extinguisher cylinders manufactured in accordance with the specifications and requirements of the United States Department of Transportation without holding a hydrostatic testing registration certificate;

(5) obtain or attempt to obtain a registration certificate or license by fraudulent representation;

(6) install or service portable fire extinguishers or plan, certify, service, or install fixed fire extinguisher systems in violation of this chapter or the rules adopted and administered under this chapter;

(7) except as provided by Subsection (b), install, service, or hydrostatically test a fire extinguisher that does not have the proper identifying labels;

(8) sell, install, service, or recharge a carbon tetrachloride fire extinguisher; or

(9) except as provided by Subsection (b), lease, sell, service, or install a portable fire extinguisher, a fixed fire extinguisher system, or extinguisher equipment unless it carries an approval label or listing label issued by a testing laboratory approved by the department.

(b) The commissioner by rule shall permit an individual or firm to service a portable fire extinguisher regardless of whether the extinguisher carries a label described by Subsection (a).

Added by Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 730 (H.B. 2636), Sec. 1J.001, eff. April 1, 2009.

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