Sunset Commission Releases Recommendations
The Sunset Advisory Commission has released its recommendations regarding four of the health and human services (HHS) agencies.
- Read the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) report.
- Read public comments on the DADS Sunset report.
Read other HHS agency Sunset Commission recommendations:
- Texas Health and Human Services Commission
- Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
- Texas Department of Family and Protective Services
- Texas Department of State Health Services
The mission and performance of the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) are under review by the Texas Legislature as required under the Texas Sunset Act. The Act provides that the Sunset Commission, composed of legislators and public members, periodically evaluate a state agency to determine if the agency is still needed and to explore ways to ensure that the agency's funds are well spent. Based on the recommendations of the Sunset Commission, the Texas Legislature ultimately decides whether an agency continues to operate into the future.
The Sunset review involves three steps.
- Sunset Commission staff evaluates DADS and issues a report recommending solutions to problems found.
- The Sunset Commission meets to hear public testimony on the agency and the recommendations of the Sunset staff.
- Based on public input and the Sunset staff report, the Sunset Commission adopts recommendations for the full Legislature to consider when it convenes in January 2015.
- To learn more about the Sunset process, visit the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission's website.
Updated: February 26, 2015