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A law that automatically terminates a regulatory agency, board, or function of government on a certain date, unless renewed.‘in accordance with the state sunset law, the act sets the expiration date for the committee three years after the date of its creation’
- ‘Not only would a sunset law help to curtail the growth of state bureaucracy, it would abolish useless and inefficient agencies, boards, and commissions which cost the taxpayers money.’
- ‘By the 1990s, however, several states had ceased using the sunset laws because of various logistical and political hindrances.’
- ‘A federal sunset law could help bring that same healthy process of renewal to the government sector.’
- ‘Historically, sunset laws have cleared out a good deal of agency deadwood over the last quarter century.’
- ‘Since 1981, sunset laws have been repealed in eight of 36 states with such statutes and suspended in four others.’
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