2022 Texas Statutes
Insurance Code
Title 11 - Title Insurance
Subtitle D - Title Insurance Professionals
Chapter 2652 - Escrow Officers
Subchapter E. License Denial and Disciplinary Action
Section 2652.203. Notice of Disciplinary or Enforcement Action; Automatic Dismissal

Universal Citation: TX Ins Code § 2652.203 (2022)

Sec. 2652.203. NOTICE OF DISCIPLINARY OR ENFORCEMENT ACTION; AUTOMATIC DISMISSAL. (a) The department shall notify a license holder of a disciplinary action or enforcement action against the license holder not later than the 30th business day after the date the department assigns a file number to the action, except that this subsection does not apply to a file or action:

(1) that is the subject of a pending criminal investigation or prosecution; or

(2) about which the department makes a good faith determination that there is a credible suspicion that there are ongoing or continuing acts of fraud by a person who is the subject of the action.

(b) A notice required by Subsection (a) must provide a license holder fair notice of the alleged facts known by the department on the date of the notice that constitute grounds for the action.

(c) A disciplinary or enforcement action is automatically dismissed with prejudice, unless the department serves a notice of hearing on the license holder not later than the 60th business day after the date the department receives a hearing request from the license holder.

(d) The department may provide information about an enforcement action, including a copy of a notice issued under this section, to each title insurance agent or direct operation with which an escrow officer has, or proposes to obtain, an appointment under Section 2652.1511.

(e) Except as prohibited by Chapter 552, Government Code, or any other law, on the date an enforcement action against an escrow officer becomes final, the department shall provide information about the action, including a copy of a commissioner's order or department warning issued under this section, to each title insurance agent or direct operation for which the escrow officer holds appointment under Section 2652.1511.

Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1011 (H.B. 2408), Sec. 7, eff. September 1, 2011.

Amended by:

Acts 2015, 84th Leg., R.S., Ch. 232 (H.B. 2491), Sec. 10, eff. September 1, 2015.

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