The Joint Legislative Sunset Committee was not funded in the FY 2010-11 General Appropriations Act,
and the Committee ceased operations on June 30, 2010.


FloridaSunsetReviews.gov

Sunset Review Process

Timeline for 2010 Review Cycle

  • July 1, 2008 - Agencies subject to 2010 review cycle submit responses to Sunset Questionnaire
  • March 1, 2010 - Joint Sunset Committee presents recommendations
  • March-May 2010 - Regular Legislative Session - Sunset bills considered by Legislature
  • June 30, 2011 - Agency abolished if not continued by legislation

View graphical timelines of the 2008 and 2010 review processes. (PDF)

Timeline for 2012 Review Cycle

  • July 1, 2010 - Agencies subject to 2012 review cycle submit responses to Sunset Questionnaire
  • March 1, 2012 - Joint Sunset Committee presents recommendations
  • March-May 2012 - Regular Legislative Session - Sunset bills considered by Legislature
  • June 30, 2013 - Agency abolished if not continued by legislation

View graphical timelines of the 2010 and 2012 review processes. (PDF)

Roles

Joint Sunset Committee and Staff

  • Oversees the review process, conducts public hearings, and provides technical assistance to Sunset Review Committees
  • Makes recommendations to the Legislature as to whether the agency or advisory board should continue, and facilitates legislative process relating to Sunset bills

Senate and House Committees and Staff

  • Conduct independent reviews of the agencies
  • Develop reports on each agency that includes findings and recommendations for continuation, consolidation, or abolishment, and file bills to implement committee recommendations

Agencies

  • Provide reports to the sunset committees, work with OPPAGA to provide information for agency reviews, and coordinate with the sunset committees to provide follow-up information and address committee questions

OPPAGA

  • Provides primary research services as directed by the sunset committees and assists them in conducting reviews of agencies