Electrical safety penalties, sanctions

Class A:

1st Violation, Reprimand to $1,000

2nd Violation, $500 to $2,000

3rd Violation, $1,000 to $4,000 per day not corrected and/or 6-month probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

Failed to display business name and contractor license number on each company vehicle - 1305.166(a), 73.51(a), 73.52(a)
Failed to display license number and business name in characters at least two inches high and in color that contrasts with background - 1305.166(b)(1), 73.51(a), 73.52(a)
Failed to permanently affix license number and business name in conspicuous place on both sides of company vehicle - 1305.166(b)(2)
Failed to include name, address, phone number and license number of contractor on all proposals, invoices, and written contracts - 73.51(c), 73.52(c)
Failed to include Department information on invoices and written contracts - 73.51(c), 73.52(c)

Class B:

1st Violation, $500 to $3,000 and/or up to 6-month probated suspension

2nd Violation, $1,500 to $5,000 plus 1-year probated suspension to 1-year full suspension

3rd Violation, $3,000 to $5,000 per day not corrected plus 1-year full suspension to revocation

Performing or offering to perform electrical work without a license - 1305.151, 73.22(b), 73.23(d)
Using a license number not assigned to the company by the Department - 73.22(d)
Using a license belonging to another person - 73.22(h)
Licensee allowing another person to use his license - 73.22(h)
Failed to maintain the minimum general liability insurance - 73.40(a), 73.40(e)
Failed to provide a certificate of insurance to the Department upon request - 73.40(b)
Failed to provide name of insurance carrier to a customer upon request - 73.40(d)
Contractor allowing an unlicensed person to perform non-exempt electrical work - 73.51(b), 73.52(b)
Failed to provide all electrical work through a licensed contractor - 73.70(a)
Engaged in advertising that did not clearly display the licensee’s license number - 73.70(g)

Class C:

1st Violation, $1000 to $5,000 and/or 1-year probated suspension up to revocation

2nd Violation, $2000 to $5,000 plus 1-year probated suspension to revocation

3rd Violation, $3,500 to $5,000 per day not corrected plus revocation

Within a municipality, performed electrical work that was not in compliance with all applicable local ordinances - 1305.201(d), 73.53, 73.60(a)
In an unincorporated area of the state, performed non-exempt electrical work that was not in compliance with the National Electrical Code adopted by the Department - 1305.201(e), 73.53, 73.60(a), 73.100
Altering a license - 73.22(d)
Performed electrical work and failed to comply with all applicable codes - 73.51(b), 73.52(b), 73.53, 73.60(a)
Performed duties or work in a negligent or incompetent manner; failure to exercise reasonable judgment and skill - 73.60(a), 73.60(d)(4)
Engaged in acts or practices that constitute dishonesty, misrepresentation, or fraud - 73.60(b), 73.60(d)(3)
Engaged in acts or practices that constitute threats, coercion, or extortion - 73.60(b)
Engaged in acts intending to evade the Act, rules, or standards adopted by the Commission - 73.60(d)(1)
Knowingly furnished inaccurate, deceitful, or misleading information to the Department, a consumer, or other person - 73.60(d)(2)
Failed to accurately and truthfully represent to client or employer the licensee’s qualifications to perform the services to be rendered - 73.70(b)
Performed or offered to perform services for which he was not qualified by education or experience - 73.70(c)
Evaded responsibility to a client or employer - 73.70(d)
Agreed to perform services when significant financial or other interests were in conflict with obligation to render faithful discharge of services - 73.70(e)(1)
Agreed to perform services when significant financial or other interests would impair independent judgment in rendering services - 73.70(e)(2)
Failed to withdraw from employment when it became apparent that it was impossible to faithfully discharge duty and services owed the client or employer - 73.70(f)
Failed to give reasonable notice of necessity of withdrawing from employment or services - 73.70(f)
Failed to inform the consumer of the facts that gave rise to the duty to withdraw - 73.70(f)
Engaged in advertising that was false, misleading, or deceptive - 73.70(g)
Misrepresented the amount or extent of prior education or experience - 73.70(h)
Held self out as being engaged in partnership or association with a person when the partnership or association did not exist - 73.70(i)

Class D:
1st Violation, Revocation

2nd Violation, Revocation

3rd Violation, Revocation

Violated a previous order of Commission or Executive Director - 1305.251(2), 51.353(a)
Obtaining a license by fraud or false representations - 73.20(f), 60.63(b)
Falsification of information on an application - 73.22(c)
Cheating on an examination - 73.22(c)
Failed to pay the Department for a dishonored check - 60.82

Information provided by the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation.


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