sunset provision

sunset provision
A statutory provision providing that a particular agency, benefit, or law will expire on a particular date, unless it is reauthorized by the legislature.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


sunset provision
A statutory provision providing that a particular agency, benefit, or law will expire on a particular date, unless it is reauthorized by the legislature.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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  • Sunset provision — In public policy, a sunset provision or sunset clause is a provision in a statute or regulation that terminates or repeals all or portions of the law after a specific date, unless further legislative action is taken to extend it. Most laws do not …   Wikipedia

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  • sunset provision — sunset pro,vision or sunset ,law noun count AMERICAN a condition that states that a plan or agreement will automatically end after a particular period of time unless special arrangements are made for it to continue …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Sunset (disambiguation) — Sunset is the time when the Sun disappears below the horizon in the west.Sunset may also refer to:Places;United States *Sunset Boulevard, a major street in Los Angeles, California *Sunset District (San Francisco), California *Sunset, Arkansas… …   Wikipedia

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  • sunset law — sunset provision UK / US or sunset law UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sunset provision : singular sunset provision plural sunset provisions a condition that states that a plan or agreement will automatically end after a particular period of… …   English dictionary

  • sunset clause — UK US noun [C] (also sunset provision) LAW ► part of a law or contract that states when it will end, or the conditions under which it will end: »A sunset clause in the bill called for the tax cuts to expire in 2010. »The Pension Board has… …   Financial and business terms

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