Upcoming Sunset Meeting

The agenda for the Sunset Commission meetings scheduled for December 6 and 7 is now available.

Veterans' Land Board

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Previous Sunset reports on this agency

  • Next Review Date: 2030-2031 Review Cycle - 92nd Legislative Session

  • Last Review Cycle: 2018-2019 Review Cycle - 86th Legislative Session

Sunset Documents for 2018-2019 Review Cycle, 86th Legislative Session

Legislative Documents

Final Results of Last Sunset Review

Oversight

  • Specify the Veterans’ Land Board (VLB) is subject to Sunset review, but not abolishment, again in 2031.

Contracting

  • Direct VLB and General Land Office (GLO) staff to work together to develop and require regular training for staff involved in the VLB contracting process to effectively monitor contracts.  (Management action – nonstatutory)
  • Direct VLB to work with GLO to further develop written policies outlining clear authority over the board’s contracting functions, including the roles of project management and other program staff.  (Management action – nonstatutory)
  • Direct VLB and GLO to develop a framework for program staff to identify significant contract compliance issues and a clear process for requiring the reporting and documenting of these issues for review.  (Management action – nonstatutory)
  • Direct VLB to develop and adopt written policies establishing criteria for all levels of contract review, including board review of contracts over $1 million.  Additionally, direct VLB to receive briefings from the GLO Director of Contract Management at least once a year regarding the status of all contracts under $1 million.  (Management action – nonstatutory)

Governance

  • Update the standard across-the-board requirements related to board member training and policies to separate policymaking and staff functions.
  • Continue the VLB loan reporting requirement. 
  • Update VLB’s statute to reflect the requirements of the person-first respectful language initiative.
  • Direct VLB to ensure stakeholders have access to board information and the public has an opportunity  to appear before the board by May 1, 2019.  (Management action – nonstatutory)
  • Direct VLB to track complaint data and make the complaint process accessible to the public by March 15, 2019.  (Management action – nonstatutory)