81st Texas Legislature, Regular Session, Senate Bill 1540, Chapter 85 Page: 5 of 126
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s.B. No. 1540
1 provided by Chapter 281, Acts of the 79th Legislature, Regular
2 Sessipn,2005. (V.A.C.S. Art. 6445, Subsec. (b).)
3 Sec. 111.004. REFERENCE TO RAILROAD COMMISSION. Any
4 reference in law to the Railroad Commission of Texas that relates
5 primari Lyto railroads and the regulation of railroads means the
6 department. (V.A.C.S. Art. 6445, Subsec. (c).)
7 [Sections 111.005-111.050 reserved for expansion]
8 SUBCHAPTER B. REGULATION OF RAILROADS BY DEPARTMENT
9 Sec. 111.051. INSPECTION OF BOOKS AND PAPERS; PENALTY.
10 (a)' ,A member of the commission or a person authorized in writing by
11 a member of the commission under the hand and seal of the department
12 may at any time:
13 (1) inspect the books and papers of a railroad
14 company; and
15 (2) examine under oath a railroad company officer,
16 agent, or emplo ee in relation to the business and affairs of the
18 (b) A railroad company that refuses to permit an examination
19 of the company's books and papers under Subsection (a) is liable to
20 the.lsttate, for each violation, for a penalty of not less than $125
21 or ore than $500 for each day the company fails or refuses to
22 permit the examination.
23 P'(c) An officer, agent, or employee of a railroad company who
24 possesses or controls any book or paper of the company commits an
25 offense if, after proper demand, the officer, agent, or employee
26 fails or refuses to exhibit, to any member of the commission or any
27 person authorized to investigate, the book or paper. An offense
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