Penalty Policy, Sept. 1, 2011 — This is the third revision to the Commission's Penalty Policy and is effective Sept. 1, 2011. All violations that occur on or after this date will be subject to this policy.
Penalty Policy, Sept. 1, 2002 — Violations that occurred or began prior to Sept. 1, 2011, will continue to be subject to this second revision of the Penalty Policy.
Why was the penalty policy revised? House Bill 2694 of the 82nd Legislature required us to revise our Penalty Policy to increase statutorily authorized penalties and to cap the penalty enhancement attributable to compliance history at 100 percent of the base penalty for any individual violation. After receiving public comment, these and other revisions were made to the policy.