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§ 418.002. Penalty For Fraudulently Obtaining Workers’ Compensation Insurance Coverage

(a) A person commits an offense if the person, with the intent to obtain workers’ compensation insurance coverage under the workers’ compensation insurance laws of this state or to avoid payment of premiums due for that coverage, for himself or another, knowingly or intentionally:

(1) makes a false statement;

(2) misrepresents or conceals a material fact; or

(3) makes a false entry in, fabricates, alters, conceals, or destroys a document other than a governmental record.

(b) An offense under Subsection (a) is:

(1) a Class A misdemeanor if the amount of premium avoided is less than $2,500; and

(2) a state jail felony if the amount of the premium avoided is $2,500 or more.

(c) The court may order a person to pay restitution to an insurance company, including the Texas Mutual Insurance Company, if the person commits an offense under this section.

Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 980, § 1.47, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1195, § 2.12, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.

Amended by:

Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 463 (H.B. 2053), § 5, eff. June 9, 2017.

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Title:

§ 418.002. Penalty For Fraudulently Obtaining Workers’ Compensation Insurance Coverage

Code:

Labor Code

Status:

Current

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