sunset law


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sunset law

noun a law which will be discontinued, a law which will be eliminated, a statute which automatically ends, a statute which automatically terminates, a statute which expires, a statute which will cease, ending law, exxiring law, statute with a fixed lifespan, terminating law
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Silva also served as State Budget Director for the State of Arizona, with the California Auditor General's Office, and in the Arizona's Auditor General's Office, where he established and administered a program and performance audit function of agencies scheduled for termination under Arizona's Sunset Law.
The 1979 rule is set to expire under a sunset law passed in 1996.
In 1976, Colorado became the first state to pass a sunset law. The law automatically terminates certain state regulatory agencies, boards, or functions on specific dates.
In the Fourth Congressional District of Tennessee in 1976, the year some great young liberals got elected to Congress, Al Gore campaigned on the following planks: against handgun registration; for the fetus's "right to life"; against homosexuality, which he called "abnormal sexual behavior"; for mandatory minimum sentencing for criminals; for arms-spending hikes; for a sunset law to phase out federal agencies; and, it goes without saying, full-bore for tobacco.
With regard to sunset laws, a state is less likely to have adopted a sunset law if the state has in the past been quick to adopt innovations.
In 1993, while the Texas Performance Review of state agencies was drawing enough attention to inspire the Clinton administration to undertake a National Performance Review, powerful state officials were also trying to do away with the state's sunset law.
Rick Perry's signing ceremony on the state's new sunset law protecting a separate and independent regulator also became a vehicle for airing the industry's national campaign on the same topic.
The 1979 rule is set to expire under a sunset law passed in 1996, and the O'Bannon administration has said it does not intend to renew it.
In heralding the enactment of a sunset law renewing the Texas Credit Union Department for another 12 years as a major victory for dual chartering, the Texas Credit Union League said the action by state lawmakers should be a factor weighing on Congress as it considers federal regulatory restructuring.
Coram : Concerning the continuation under the sunset law of the measurement standards law.
Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 200 - a sunset law partially consolidating the state's health and human services system - which included an amendment making people with felony drug convictions eligible for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
The Legislature passed a sunset law for state boards in 1977, requiring that they be abolished unless their continued existence was approved.