Sunset Advisory Commission Invites Public Input on the TSSWCB and the Texas Invasive Species Coordinating Committee
The Sunset Advisory Commission is reviewing the mission and performance of the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Texas Invasive Species Coordinating Committee and welcomes public comments on whether the agency and committee are still needed and ideas to improve their operations and services. The Texas Sunset Act requires the Sunset Commission to periodically review the agency and committee, recommend whether to continue them, and change state law to improve their efficiency and effectiveness. The Legislature ultimately will decide whether to continue the agency and committee and adopt Sunset’s other statutory recommendations. The Sunset Commission also may adopt management directives for the agency and committee that do not require statutory change.
The Sunset process has three stages. First, Sunset staff will evaluate the agency and committee, seek public input, and issue a report recommending solutions to problems found. Second, the Sunset Commission will hold two public meetings: a hearing on the staff report and the agency and committee, and a decision meeting to adopt recommendations to the Legislature based on the report and public comments. Third, the Legislature will convene in January 2023 and will consider Sunset’s statutory recommendations in a Sunset bill for the agency and committee.
Here are several ways to provide comments and suggestions to Sunset staff on the missions, operations, and services of the agency and committee:
- Send an email to sunset [at] sunset [dot] texas [dot] gov
- Submit comments online at www.sunset.texas.gov
- Send a letter to Sunset Advisory Commission, Attn: Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Texas Invasive Species Coordinating Committee, P.O. Box 13066, Austin, Texas 78711
- Call (512) 463-1300 to speak to Lauren Ames, project manager of the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board and the Texas Invasive Species Coordinating Committee review
Please provide your comments by January 1, 2022 to ensure Sunset staff can fully consider your input while conducting their review. Comments submitted before the staff report is published in March 2022 will remain confidential.
Stay informed! Visit www.sunset.texas.gov to sign up for email alerts on the Sunset staff report and the Sunset Commission’s public meetings on the agency and committee.