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sun·set law • n. Law a law that automatically terminates a regulatory agency, board, or function of government on a certain date, unless renewed: in accordance with the state sunset law, the act sets the expiration date for the committee three years after the date of its creation.

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sunset laws

sunset laws, statutes that deal with the tendency of government agencies and programs to be self-perpetuating by providing for their periodic review.

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