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Senate Bill 1895 (Sen. Larry Taylor) was passed by the Texas Legislature and signed into law by Governor Abbot on May 26, 2017.  The bill amends the Texas Labor Code to require the commissioner of workers’ compensation in assessing an administrative penalty under the Texas Workers’ Compensation Act, to consider, in addition to other existing factors: (1) whether the administrative violation has a negative impact on the delivery of benefits to an injured employee, and (2) the history of compliance with electronic data interchange requirements.  The bill also requires the commissioner to adopt rules that require the Division, in the assessment of an administrative penalty against a person, to communicate to the person information about the penalty, including the relevant statute or rule violated, the conduct that gave rise to the violation, and the factors considered in determining the penalty.
The amended statute is effective on September 1, 2017.  --Erin Shanley, Stone Loughlin & Swanson, LLP