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2018-2019 Review Cycle

86th Legislative Session

Final Results of Sunset Reviews 2018–2019 (June 2019)

Report to the 86th Legislature (February 2019)

Over the last two years, Sunset had a very busy and successful review cycle, evaluating a diverse group of 32 entities, including the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC), Department of Public Safety (DPS), Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV), and four river authorities, including the Lower Colorado River Authority. The cycle also included reviews of several boards that license and regulate occupations in Texas, including accountants, plumbers, land surveyors, geoscientists, realtors, and appraisers.

Ultimately, the 86th Legislature adopted the vast majority of changes recommended by the Sunset Commission, passing 25 Sunset bills, which contained 92 percent of the commission’s statutory recommendations to the Legislature. Together, these 254 statutory changes and the commission’s 223 management directives to the entities will streamline and improve state government while enhancing services to the citizens of Texas. Notable improvements include abolishing and transferring or consolidating five agencies, eliminating more than 20 unnecessary licensing barriers, and strengthening agencies’ oversight and accountability. See the summary report, Final Results of Sunset Reviews 2018-2019, and the complete final report on each agency for more details.

Agencies Continued in 2019

Agency Abolished and Functions Transferred in 2019

Agency Not Subject to Abolishment in 2019