Sunset Staff Reports Released

Sunset staff reports for the Department of Information Resources, Texas Lottery Commission, and Sabine River Authority of Texas are now available.

Office of State-Federal Relations

Previous Sunset reports on this agency

  • Next Review Date: 2034-2035 Review Cycle - 94th Legislative Session

  • Last Review Cycle: 2022-2023 Review Cycle - 88th Legislative Session

Sunset Documents for 2022-2023 Review Cycle, 88th Legislative Session

Legislative Documents

Final Results of Last Sunset Review

  • Continue the Texas Economic Development and Tourism Office (EDT) for 12 years and remove the Sunset date of EDT’s enabling statute.
  • Continue the Office of State-Federal Relations (OSFR) for 12 years and remove the Sunset date of the office’s enabling statute.
Eliminating Troubled Lending Programs
  • Eliminate the Product Development and Small Business Incubator (PDSBI) program.
  • Remove the Original Capital Access Program (OCAP) from statute, and require EDT to adopt rules for its new access to capital programs.
Reporting Requirements and Communication
  • Require EDT to develop a plan for administering and communicating about its lending programs. 
  • Require the Annual Bank Report to include additional information on the status of each program to better inform the Legislature.
  • Consolidate four of EDT’s reporting requirements and abolish one.
  • Amend OSFR’s annual reporting requirement to remove outdated provisions and require OSFR to post each annual report on its website.
  • OSFR should consider opportunities for improving the distribution process for its weekly update. (Management action — nonstatutory)
Governance and Advisory Committees
  • Authorize EDT to create advisory committees in rule.
  • Continue the Aerospace and Aviation Advisory Committee and exempt it from automatic abolishment.
  • Continue the Small Business Advisory Task Force and exempt it from automatic abolishment.
  • Repeal outdated and unnecessary statutory provisions relating to OSFR’s federal funds management.
Enterprise Zone Program
  • Expand the definition of “qualified employee” under the Enterprise Zone Program to include remote workers who are residents of Texas and live within 25 miles of the qualified business.
  • Allow EDT to accept electronic signatures from a nominating body applying for a business to participate in the Enterprise Zone Program.
Travel and Tourism
  • Require EDT and its MOU partners to produce the state’s strategic tourism plan biennially, and update statutory submission deadlines.
  • EDT should consider adjusting its community tourism assessment procedures to improve their efficiency and expand their impact. (Management action — nonstatutory)
  • EDT should consider increasing accessible research and educational opportunities for communities attempting to boost their tourism economies. (Management action — nonstatutory)
  • EDT should consider creating a Tourism Friendly Community designation to foster additional economic development across Texas. (Management action — nonstatutory)