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Sunset Advisory Commission

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10 Legislative Members - 4 Years; 2 Public Members-2 Years

General Information

Agency #: 116 1501 North Congress, 6th FloorP.O. Box 13066Austin 78711-3066

Members

Office Office Holder Hometown / Term Ends
Chair Rep. John Cyrier Lockhart, 09-01-2023
Vice Chair Sen. Dawn Buckingham, M.D. Lakeway, 09-01-2021
TX Senator(s) Sen. Bob Hall Edgewood, 09-01-2021
Sen. Eddie Lucio, Jr. Brownsville, 09-01-2023
Sen. Angela Paxton McKinney, 09-01-2023
Vacant --
TX House Representative(s) Rep. Terry Canales Edinburg, 09-01-2021
Rep. Craig Goldman Fort Worth, 2023
Rep. Stan Lambert Abilene, 09-01-2021
Rep. Chris Paddie Marshall, 09-01-2021
Senate Public Member Ralph Duggins Fort Worth, 09-01-2021
House Public Member Julie Harris-Lawrence Surfside Beach, 09-01-2021

Staff

Office Office Holder Phone / Fax
Executive Director Jennifer Jones (512) 463-1300 / (512) 463-0705
General Counsel Steven Ogle (512) 463-1300 / (512) 463-0705
Director of Business Operations Anya Wiley (512) 463-1300 / (512) 463-0705
Office Manager Janet Wood (512) 463-1300 / (512) 463-0705

Notes

The Texas Legislature created the Sunset Advisory Commission in 1977 to identify and eliminate waste, duplication, and inefficiency in government agencies. The Sunset Commission reviews the policies and programs of about 130 state agencies and questions the need for each agency; looks for duplication with other public services or programs; and recommends changes to improve each agency's operations and activities. The Commission seeks public input through hearings on every agency under Sunset review and recommends actions on each agency to the full Legislature. In most cases, agencies under Sunset review are automatically abolished unless legislation is enacted to continue them.

The 12-member Sunset Advisory Commission has five members of the Senate, five members of the House, and two public members, appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, and the Speaker of the House, respectively. The chairmanship rotates between the Senate and the House every two years.