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Click here for the full text of this decision FACTS:In Texas, a person may obtain judicial review of an administrative action only if a statute provides a right to judicial review, or the action adversely affects a vested property right or otherwise violates a constitutional right. The question in this case is whether a person who holds a child-care facility license may obtain judicial review of an administrative decision to revoke the license. The court of appeals held that the holder of a child-care facility license has a statutory right to judicial review. HOLDING:Affirmed. The court conducts an extensive review of the three model state administrative procedure acts, the Texas Administrative Procedure Act, and the TDPRS’s 1997 sunset review legislation. In the absence of express statutory language prohibiting judicial review, a legislative intent to prohibit judicial review must be established by specific legislative history or other reliable evidence of intent. Given the inconclusive evidence regarding legislative intent in this case, the court concludes that, in enacting the TDPRS’s 1997 sunset review legislation, the Legislature did not intend to prohibit judicial review of contested-case decisions made under Texas Human Resources Code �42.072. OPINION:Steven Wayne Smith, J.; Phillips, C.J., Hecht, O’Neill, Jefferson, Wainwright and Brister, JJ., join.justice schneider did not participate in the decision. CONCURRENCE:Owen, J.; “I join the Court’s judgment and most of what it has written. I write separately because although section 42.072 is not a model of clarity, it is not �silent’ regarding judicial review. It does provide for judicial review.”

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