Texas 83rd Legislative Session Update: SB 142
Senate Bill number 142 requires the director of the Legislative Budget Board to create and present a “zero-based budget” and performance review for each agency presently under Sunset Commission Review. This bill details format and detail requirements for these reviews, including a formal recommendation and written prioritization. Through the year 2015, the bill is expected to cost the state government an estimated 980,000 dollars. There is no projected fiscal effect on local government levels. The bill aims to enhance and alter the “Sunset Review Process”, which kills law and legislation if they are not renewed through the legislative process. The bill will become effective immediately if there is a 2/3 majority vote in the House. Otherwise, it will be enacted on September 1st of this year.