sunset law

Definition of "sunset law"
  1. A rule making particular agencies or programs cease to exist after a certain period, unless formally extended by the legislature
How to use "sunset law" in a sentence
  1. The drug rehabilitation initiative could only continue with the extension of the sunset law.
  2. The state agency was discontinued because the sunset law was not renewed.
  3. Due to the sunset law, the welfare program required legislative approval to continue.

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