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sunset law

a statute that includes provision for automatic termination of a government program, agency, etc., at the end of a specified time period unless it is reauthorized by the legislature.
Origin of sunset law
An Americanism dating back to 1975-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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sunset law

noun phrase

A law requiring a government agency to be reviewed periodically or to be automatically terminated after a specified period (1976+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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