(a) Except where customary in overseas transportation, an agent of a common carrier may not knowingly issue or aid in issuing an order bill of lading in duplicate or in a set of parts.
(b) An agent who violates this section commits an offense. An offense under this section is a felony punishable by:
(1) imprisonment in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice for a term of not more than five years; and
(2) a fine not to exceed $5,000.
Terms Used In Texas Business and Commerce Code 252.005
- Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
- Justice: when applied to a magistrate, means justice of the peace. See Texas Government Code 312.011