Texas Sunset Act

By: Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl

Type: General Entry

Published: September 1, 1995


The Texas Sunset Act, which was passed in 1977 by the Sixty-fifth Legislature, provided for a commission to review most state agencies every twelve years in order to determine if they should be continued or abolished.

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Vivian Elizabeth Smyrl, “Texas Sunset Act,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed January 19, 2022, https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/entries/texas-sunset-act.

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

September 1, 1995

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