Entry from US English dictionary
Law A law that automatically terminates a regulatory agency, board, or function of government on a certain date, unless renewed: in accordance with the state sunset law, the act sets the expiration date for the committee three years after the date of its creation
More example sentences
- A federal sunset law could help bring that same healthy process of renewal to the government sector.
- Historically, sunset laws have cleared out a good deal of agency deadwood over the last quarter century.
- Since 1981, sunset laws have been repealed in eight of 36 states with such statutes and suspended in four others.
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Syllabification: sun·set law
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