FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12/21/2017
Representative Nevárez Appointed to The Sunset Advisory Commission
Austin, TX -- Today Speaker Joe Straus appointed Representative Poncho Nevárez (Eagle Pass) to the Sunset Advisory Commission. The 12-member Sunset Commission has five members of the Senate and one public member appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, and five members of the House and one public member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Senate and House members serve four-year terms and public members serve two-year terms. The chairmanship rotates between the Senate and the House every two years and is assigned to a Senate member for the 2018–2019 review cycle, Senator Brian Birdwell (Granbury).
The Sunset Advisory Commission reviews state agencies and several other state governmental authorities for efficiency. Each entity is scheduled to be reviewed once every twelve years, unless their sunset legislation fails to pass during the following legislative session.
"I am extremely honored to be appointed to Sunset. Speaker Straus has continually placed me in positions where I can best serve my constituents and the state.” Representative Nevárez added, “I look forward to the work we will do on Sunset and the opportunity to contribute."
Contact: Amy Rister