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Relating to the sunset review process and certain governmental entities subject to that process.
Estimated two-year net impact to general revenue related funds for SB 713, Committee Report 1st House, Substituted: an impact of $0 through the biennium ending August 31, 2023.
SB 713 would modify the Sunset Review schedule for several agencies.
SB 713 would move up review of the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Office of Public Utility Counsel to 2023.
SB 713 would extend the sunset provision for the Texas Economic Development and Tourism office, the Office of State-Federal Relations, the Texas Department of Insurance, the Office of Public Insurance Counsel, and the Office of Injured Employee Counsel until 2025.
SB 713 would extend the sunset provision for the State Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners until 2029.
SB 713 would extend the sunset provision for the Texas Real Estate Commission until 2031.
The bill would remove from sunset review the Texas Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission and would grant certain members the ability to use telecommunication devices to participate in meetings and would also provide guidelines for conducting meetings during a state of disaster.
Modifies the Sunset Act to reflect disaster and emergency procedures as a result of the pandemic. Authorizes Sunset to hold remote meetings and specifies requirements for these meetings. Specifies requirements for Sunset meetings during a declared state of disaster or emergency. Authorizes Sunset to exempt agencies from Sunset review due to declared disaster or emergency.
SB 713 would provide Sunset extension for multiple agencies and would provide guidelines for conducting meetings using telecommunication devices. Texas Action remains neutral on SB 713.