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May 4, 2018
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GUILLEN APPLAUDS FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT
Texas Sunset Advisory Commission Reports Review State Finance Agencies
AUSTIN - The Sunset Advisory Commission just released its annual staff reports on the operations of state finance agencies. Representative Ryan Guillen (D - Rural South Texas) looks forward to reviewing the reports and debating legislation to address the issues they may bring up in the next session.
"These financial agencies play a little known role in many South Texans' lives, so it's important that they are operating in a fair and efficient manner," said Guillen. "I look forward to debating improvements to these agencies in the next legislative session and improving the lives of Texans."
State agencies in Texas usually have a built-in expiration date called a "sunset date." The Sunset Commission is tasked with periodically reviewing these agencies as they near their sunset date in order to recommend changes to the operation of the agency to increase its effectiveness or to recommend the agency be closed for good. Sunset Commission staff reports are reviewed by the Sunset Commission board, made up of members of the House and Senate, who then file legislation addressing some or all of the recommended changes.
The last Sunset Advisory Review for the finance agencies took place 17 years ago. The Commission's report stated that said agencies have maintained transparent, accountable practices since their last review, but does recommend some changes to oversight standards that were put in place close to the new millennium.
"The Sunset Commission and their staff reports are very important to our state,” said Guillen. “They help us understand our progress and highlight areas for improvement so that we can improve the operation and efficiency of our government."
Serving ten rural South Texas counties in the Texas House of Representatives, Ryan Guillen is known for his hard work, fierce independence, and relentless efforts for South Texas families. Recently, Capitol Inside called him a “House Bill Machine,” and a “one-person assembly line for legislation.” Since elected, few other legislators have passed more bills than Guillen. Sign up for updates at ryanguillen.com, facebook.com/representative.guillen, and twitter.com/ryanguillen