TX NATURAL RESOURCES CODE

TITLE 3. OIL AND GAS

SUBTITLE A. ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 114. OIL TANKER VEHICLES

SUBCHAPTER C. ENFORCEMENT



§ 114.101. AUTHORITY TO EXAMINE CARGO MANIFESTS.
     The commission, its designated agents or employees, or a peace officer may examine a cargo manifest, whether it is on an oil tanker vehicle or in the records of the transporter, under circumstances where the examination is a lawful attempt to determine whether this chapter is being violated.

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1230, ch. 263, § 30, eff. Sept. 1, 1983.

§ 114.102. CRIMINAL OFFENSES.
     (a) A person commits an offense if the person knowingly or intentionally:
          (1) fails to leave a copy of the cargo manifest or other document as required under Section 114.013 of this code at the lease or facility from which the liquid hydrocarbons were removed or fails to deliver a copy of the cargo manifest or other document as required under Section 114.013 of this code to the operator of the lease or facility, his agent, or his representative;
          (2) operates an oil tanker vehicle without a cargo manifest as required by this chapter;
          (3) fails to maintain cargo manifest records as required under Section 114.014 of this code; or
          (4) forges or falsifies a cargo document or documents required by this chapter or exhibits a cargo document or documents knowing that those documents are forged or falsified.
     (b) An offense under this section is a felony of the third degree.
     (c) It is an affirmative defense to prosecution under Subdivision (1), (2), or (3), Subsection (a), of this section that the person charged with the offense provides the information required by Section 114.012 of this code.
     (d) A penalty imposed for violation of this chapter is in addition to any civil or administrative penalty or sanction authorized by Sections 85.042 and 85.201 of this code or any other provision of law.

Added by Acts 1983, 68th Leg., p. 1230, ch. 263, § 30, eff. Sept. 1, 1983.