Rep. John Cyrier appointed to Chair the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission

Rep. John Cyrier was named Chairman of the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission, a 12-member board that oversees the state’s government accountability agency. The commission is responsible for making recommendations to the Texas Legislature to improve the performance, transparency, and efficiency of a state agency. Unlike other government oversight committees, which conduct financial and accountability assessments, Sunset evaluations include the overall efficiency and effectiveness of an agency’s operations.

Every state agency is subject to a scheduled sunset review, during which time the examines its mission, priorities, and performance in order to identify and address problems and provide recommendations for improvement. Following this review process, legislation is drafted on an agency and brought to the Legislature for consideration. There are currently 21 state agencies under sunset review.