sunset clause

sunset clause
n.
A clause in a statute stating that it will cease to be effective on a certain date unless it is renewed by the legislature.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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