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the Sunset Commission. The content of these documents as well as
the agency homepages are solely the responsibility of each agency
and not the Sunset Commission.
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of Sunset Legislation - 80th Legislature
Based on recommendations
from the Sunset Advisory Commission, the 80th Legislature passed
legislation affecting 19 agencies and boards under Sunset review.
The Legislature adopted the majority of changes recommended by the
Sunset Commission and added a number of improvements to the bills.
to the 80th Legislature This
report contains all the Sunset Commission's recommendations to the
Legislature regarding the agencies subject to review during the
current Sunset cycle.
of Sunset Recommendations The
main body of this report, the Sunset Commission Recommendations, describes
the recommendations for each agency under Sunset review, including
information on the fiscal implications of each recommendation. Full
of 2005 Sunset Legislation The
Sunset Act requires the Sunset Commission to review the ways in which
agencies implement Sunset bill provisions in the session following
their Sunset reviews. This review helps ensure that agencies fully
implement changes adopted by the Legislature through the Sunset process.
Occupational Licensing Model
its history of reviewing occupational
agencies dating back to 1977, the Sunset Commission has observed standard
practices that guide such things as agency structure, the oversight
they receive, and their approach to licensing and enforcement. The
compilation of these standard practices provides a model for evaluating
occupational licensing agencies to see if they are efficient, effective,
fair, and accountable in their mission to protect the public. These
standards have been updated for the 2004 – 2005 review cycle.
While these standards are expressed in terms of what should
be, they may not be practical for every agency and in every situation.
Before recommending changing an agencys statute based on these
standards, understanding the historical context of the issue is necessary,
as is evidence that applying the standard would fix a real problem.