Most state agencies in Texas undergo sunset review, meaning that the agency and subsequent programs are subject to review and restructuring. This determines which programs and services are sunsetted—or ended. An agency's sunset review process usually occurs in the Legislature once every ten years for a given agency, and the Legislature can move to sunset [abolish]an entire agency. During this 84th Legislative Session, the Health & Human Services Commission is undergoing sunset review, marking the first time since 1998.
Over the last couple weeks, Texas Right to Life's team has been reading one of the HHSC Sunset Bills to ensure that the bill does not change any of the current Pro-Life laws. This one is 2000 pages.