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RULE §519.2Definitions

In this chapter:

  (1) "Address of record" means the last address provided to the board by a certificate or registration holder pursuant to §501.93 of this title (relating to Responses);

  (2) "ALJ" means SOAH administrative law judge;

  (3) "APA" means the Texas Administrative Procedure Act, Chapter 2001 of the Texas Government Code;

  (4) "Board staff" means the employees or independent contractors of the board;

  (5) "Committee" means an enforcement committee of the board;

  (6) "Complaint" means information available to or provided to the board indicating that a certificate or registration holder may have violated the Act, board rules, or order of the board;

  (7) "Complainant" means the person or entity who initiates a complaint with the board against a certificate or registration holder;

  (8) "Direct Administrative Costs" means those costs actually incurred by the board through payment to outside vendors and the resources expended by the board in the investigation and prosecution of a matter within the board's jurisdiction, including but not limited to, staff salary, payroll taxes and benefits and other non-salary related expenses, expert fees and expenses, witness fees and expenses, fees and expenses paid to the Office of the Attorney General, filing fees, SOAH utilization fees, court reporting fees, copying fees, delivery fees, case management fees, costs of exhibit creation, technical fees, travel costs and any other cost or fee that can reasonably be attributed to the matter;

  (9) "Petitioner" means the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy;

  (10) "PFD" means the proposal for decision prepared by an ALJ;

  (11) "Respondent" means a licensee or certificate holder, individual or entity against whom a complaint has been filed; and

  (12) "SOAH" means the State Office of Administrative Hearings.

Source Note: The provisions of this §519.2 adopted to be effective June 9, 2004, 29 TexReg 5628; amended to be effective June 7, 2006, 31 TexReg 4645; amended to be effective October 12, 2006, 31 TexReg 8369; amended to be effective October 15, 2008, 33 TexReg 8518; amended to be effective February 9, 2012, 37 TexReg 490

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