The mission and performance of the Sulphur River Basin Authority are under review by the Legislature as required under the Texas Sunset Act. In 2015, the Legislature provided for the Sunset Commission, composed of legislators and public members, to review the Authority, but unlike other state agencies undergoing Sunset review, it is not subject to abolishment under the Sunset Act. However, based on the recommendations of the Sunset Commission, the Texas Legislature will ultimately decide whether changes are needed to improve the Authority’s mission and performance.
The Sunset review involves three steps. First, Sunset Commission staff will evaluate the Sulphur River Basin Authority and issue a report in May 2016 recommending solutions to problems found. A month or so later, the Sunset Commission will meet to hear public testimony on the Authority and the recommendations of the Sunset staff. Based on public input and the Sunset staff report, the Sunset Commission will adopt recommendations for the full Legislature to consider when it convenes in January 2017. Please refer to the Sunset Commission website or call the office for updated information on specific dates for these meetings.
Through the Sunset review, every Texan has the opportunity to suggest ways in which the mission and operations of the Sulphur River Basin Authority can be strengthened. If you would like to share your ideas about the Authority, please send an email to the address below, use the comment form on the Sunset Commission website, or contact Sarah Kirkle of the Sunset staff. Suggestions are preferred by December 18, 2015, so they can be fully considered by the Commission staff.
Sunset Advisory Commission
P.O. Box 13066
Austin, Texas 78711
Information about the Sunset process, Sunset Commission meetings, and how to receive Sunset Commission email updates is available at: www.sunset.texas.gov.