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Sunset Commission Meeting, January 13

Sunset Commission Meetings, December 7 & 8

Sunset Commission Meeting

Sunset Advisory Commission, December 7
Staff presentation and invited testimony only:

 

Sunset Advisory Commission, December 8
Approval of Sunset across-the-board (ATB) recommendations

 

Consideration and possible action on the recommendations for the following agencies:

Sunset Commission Meeting, November 12

Sunset Commission Meeting

Sunset Advisory Commission, November 12  CANCELED
Staff presentation and invited testimony only:

 

Approval of Sunset across-the-board (ATB) recommendations

 

Consideration and possible action on the recommendations for the following agencies:

Sunset Commission Meeting, September 23

 

Sunset Commission

During each two-year legislative cycle, the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission evaluates about 20 to 30 of the approximately 130 entities subject to Sunset review. The Texas Sunset Act provides specific criteria for reviews of occupational licensing agencies. 

 

Topics: Approval of rules; Approval of revised schedule, including postponement of certain reviews

 

 

"Sunset Review Process" graph courtesy of the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission

 

Sunset Commission Self-Evaluation Reports, 2020-2021 Cycle

Self-evaluation reports for the 2020-2021 review cycle are now available on the Sunset Advisory Commission's website.

 

To better understand how the Sunset process works in Texas, see this diagram. The Sunset Commission’s last report of the 2018-2019 cycle, Final Results of Sunset Reviews, was published in June 2019. A comprehensive listing of all of the entities reviewed by the Sunset Commission is available here.

 

 

Cover image by Flickr user Nathan Eaton Jr.

 

Hearing Notices

January 9

Commission decisions:

Pending business:

Final vote on commission recommendations to the 86th Legislature

 

Status report on implementation of 2017 Sunset recommendations

 

January 11

 

Review and adopt the items of information required to set the Article VIII constitutional limit on certain appropriations for the 2020-21 biennium

Sunset Commission Report, 2016-2017

The Sunset Commission’s last report of the 2016-2017 cycle, Final Results of Sunset Reviews, is now available on the Sunset Advisory Commission's website

 

A diagram of how the Sunset process works is available via the Sunset Advisory Commission's websiteClick here to see a list of the agencies under review for the 2018-2019 cycle. 

 

 

Cover image by Flickr user Nathan Eaton Jr.

Research Minute: Finding Sunset Bills

Every legislative session, about 20-30 agencies go through the Sunset process—the regular assessment of the continuing need for a state agency or program to exist. The Sunset Advisory Commission submitted its Report to the 85th Legislature on Friday, Feb. 10. Per Sunset procedures, an agency, program, policy, or law will be abolished on its "sunset" date unless the legislature passes a bill to continue it. Such bills often enact revised policies as recommended in the review process.
 

Wondering how you can find these bills? The Sunset Commission recently added a page dedicated to the 85th Legislature where you can see which agencies were reviewed and what bills have been filed. They also are tweeting Sunset bills as they are filed.

 

In addition, you can find Sunset bills on Texas Legislature Online. Select "Search" from the top navigation, and pull down to "Bill Search." From that screen, go to the Subjects section and click on "Select subject criteria." This will pull up the box as seen below. (If your pop-up blocker is enabled, you may have to tell it to allow this exception.) Do a search for "sunset," then select "Sunset--Commission Bills (I0772). Click on the right arrow to move it to your "Selected" subjects, then click OK to return to the main Bill Search screen.

 
From here, you can click on "Search" in the top right corner, and you will get your results. You can refine your results to particular subjects of interest, look back at past years' sunset bills, and more.

 

Sunset Commission Meeting, January 11

Sunset Commission Meeting, January 11  

January 11

Commission decisions:

Final vote on Commission recommendations to the 85th Legislature

Status report on implementation of 2015 Sunset recommendations

State Board of Dental Examiners (information on dental anesthesia) - Invited testimony only

Cover image by Pixabay user gsbarber.

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