Penalty Policy Documents
Why did we revise the penalty policy?
The Penalty Policy was last revised on April 1, 2014. The changes brought the document up-to-date with practices that were already effective, including statutory changes that were made during the 82nd and 83rd legislative sessions, adding deferral criteria, reorganization to better align the policy with the penalty calculation worksheet, updating the implementation language, and other edits to improve clarification.
How are we implementing the policy?
We are implementing these documents based on the following criteria:
- All violations that occurred before Sept. 1, 2011, are subject to the second revision of the Penalty Policy (effective Sept. 1, 2002).
- For violations that occurred on or after Sept. 1, 2011:
- All Enforcement Action Referrals assigned on or after April 1, 2014, are subject to the fourth revision of the Penalty Policy.
- All EARs assigned before April 1, 2014, are subject to the revision of the Penalty Policy that was applicable at the time the EAR was assigned.