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§ 148.20. Reimbursement, Travel Expenses, and Fees for Witnesses and Deponents

(a) Reimbursement of Witness or Deponent. A witness or deponent who is not a party and who is served with a subpoena or otherwise compelled to attend any hearing or proceeding to give a deposition or to produce books, records, papers, or other objects that are necessary for the proceeding is entitled to receive reimbursement for travel, meals, lodging, and other amounts as specified and limited in the Government Code § 2001.103.

(b) Reasonable and Necessary Expenses and Service. The party requesting the subpoena or commission or otherwise compelling the attendance of a witness at any hearing or proceeding to give a deposition or produce books, records, papers, or other objects shall be responsible for the payment, of any expense, incurred in serving the subpoena, as well as reasonable and necessary expenses incurred by a nonparty witness who appears in response to the subpoena.

(c) Failure to Pay Expenses. The party requesting the subpoena or commission or otherwise compelling the attendance of a witness at any hearing or proceeding to give a deposition or produce books, records, papers, or other objects shall pay the witness the amount accrued under this section. Failure to pay the witness the amount accrued when sought is an administrative violation.

(d) Return of Deposit. After the Chief Clerk of Proceedings has received, from the party requesting the subpoena or commission to take deposition, sufficient documentation of all requests by the witness for payment of witness expenses and sufficient proof of payment of all amounts due to the non-party witness or deponent, the division will return the amount of any deposit required under § 148.10(b)(3) and § 148.11(d)(3) of this title (relating to Hearings Subpoenas To Compel Attendance and Subpoenas Duces Tecum and Commissions To Compel Attendance For Deposition), respectively.

The provisions of this §148.20 adopted to be effective June 9, 2005, 30 TexReg 3237; amended to be effective July 27, 2014, 39 TexReg 5608.

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