From the Office of State Senator John Carona

For Immediate Release
February 3, 2004
CONTACT: Julie Taylor, 512-463-0116 or 1-800-662-0334

TEXAS STATE SENATOR JOHN CARONA APPOINTED TO THE SUNSET ADVISORY COMMISSION

AUSTIN, TX-- State Senator John Carona (R-Dallas) was appointed to the Sunset Advisory Commission by Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst. "I am honored to be charged with this important assignment," Senator Carona said, adding that the group of agencies scheduled for review in this cycle will be particularly challenging.

"Sunset" is the regular assessment by the Texas Legislature of the continuing need for a state agency to exist and works by setting a date on which an agency will be abolished unless legislation is passed to continue its functions. The Sunset process is guided by a 12-member commission of legislators and public members appointed by the Lieutenant Governor and Speaker of the House. Agencies are typically reviewed every 12 years. This biennium the Sunset Advisory Commission will review 30 agencies including the Texas Education Agency, the Texas Workers' Compensation Commission, the Texas Lottery Commission, the State Board of Medical Examiners, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, and the Public Utility Commission.

Regarding Senator Carona's appointment to the Sunset Advisory Commission, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst said, "John Carona has been an outspoken proponent of responsible government for as long as I've known him, and I am confident his involvement in the Sunset process will complement the good work already being done by the Commission."

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