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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 22TEXAS STATE BOARD OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY
CHAPTER 518UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY
RULE §518.3Violation of a Cease and Desist Order

(a) Whenever the board, through its executive director, determines that a person subject to a cease and desist order issued by the board has violated that order, the board, through its executive director, after notice and an opportunity for a hearing, may assess an administrative penalty, after consulting with the board's presiding officer, against the person in violation in accordance with the guidelines contained in §518.4 of this chapter (relating to Administrative Penalty Guidelines for Violations of Cease and Desist Orders) and Subchapter L of the Act, as amended.

(b) The board staff acting through the executive director will offer the person found in violation of a cease and desist order an agreed consent order.

  (1) The agreed consent order will act as the preliminary report as required by §901.553 of the Act (relating to Report and Notice of Violation and Penalty), including findings of fact to support the administrative penalty as well as the amount of the penalty to be imposed.

  (2) Board staff will advise the person found in violation of a cease and desist order that he has 20 days to either sign the agreed consent order or to request a hearing in writing, as required by §901.554 of the Act (relating to Penalty to be Paid or Hearing Requested).

  (3) If the person found to be in violation of a cease and desist order signs the agreed consent order, then the agreed consent order will be presented to the board for its consideration. If the board ratifies the agreed consent order, then it will issue a board order.

(c) If the board, through its executive director, determines that a person subject to a cease and desist order issued by the board has violated that order, the board, through its executive director and after consulting with the board's presiding officer, may seek to enjoin the person in violation in state district court.


Source Note: The provisions of this §518.3 adopted to be effective June 9, 2004, 29 TexReg 5627; amended to be effective April 11, 2007, 32 TexReg 2010; amended to be effective October 15, 2008, 33 TexReg 8517; amended to be effective April 15, 2009, 34 TexReg 2379; amended to be effective June 7, 2012, 37 TexReg 4051

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