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Sunset Advisory Commission

The Sunset Advisory Commission was created by Minnesota Laws 2011, First Special Session, Chapter 10, Article 3, Sections 2 to 22. An overview of the Act and the Advisory Commission are found in The Minnesota Sunset Act by Mark Shepard and Lynn Aves, Minnesota House of Representatives Research Office.

The first group of agencies was sunset and was reviewed in 2012, see list below. Changes to the sunset review process and other 2012 legislative action are reflected in Chapter 278 from 2012. 2013 Minnesota Laws, Chapter 142, Article 2 (SF1589, Omnibus State Government bill), repealed the Sunset Advisory Commission and required the Legislative Commission on Planning and Fiscal Policy to biennially review executive branch advisory groups. By December 31 of each odd-numbered year, the commission may make recommendations on the continuing need for certain advisory groups, and on any changes in laws governing a group that are needed to improve the group's efficiency and effectiveness.

Links on this web page are to information compiled by the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library as one component of our Minnesota Agencies database. Sources include reports submitted to the Library from the agencies, membership lists from the office of the Minnesota Secretary of State, and the websites of the agencies. The database is complemented by print notebooks containing news clippings, press releases, and other historical information. Please contact us for supplementary materials.

LRL Agency History Records - Groups Reviewed in 2011-12
Amateur Sports Commission
Capitol Area Architectural and Planning Board
Combative Sports Commission
Chicano Latino Affairs Council
Council on Asian-Pacific Minnesotans
Council on Black Minnesotans
Council on Disability
Indian Affairs Council
Health Licensing Boards
Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy
Board of Chiropractic Examiners
Board of Dentistry
Board of Dietetics and Nutrition Practice
Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators
Board of Marriage and Family Therapy
Board of Medical Practice
Board of Nursing
Board of Optometry
Board of Pharmacy
Board of Physical Therapy
Board of Podiatric Medicine
Board of Psychology
Board of Social Work
Board of Veterinary Medicine
Office of Mental Health Practice
Office of Unlicensed Complementary and Alternative Health Care Practice
General Fund Boards (Under Chapter 214)
Board of Barber Examiners
Board of Cosmetologist Examiners
Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board
Related Program
Health Professionals Services Program Committee
Advisory Groups Associated w/ Health Licensing Boards
Acupuncture Advisory Council
Advisory Committee to the Program Committee of the Health Professionals Services Program
Advisory Council on Licensed Traditional Midwifery
Athletic Trainers Advisory Council
Council of Health Boards
Occupational Therapy Practitioners Advisory Council
Pharmacy Continuing Education Advisory Council
Physician Assistant Advisory Council
Registered Naturopathic Doctor Advisory Council
Respiratory Care Advisory Council