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41-2955 - Termination of state agencies; continuation
41-2955. Termination of state agencies; continuation
A. All agencies shall terminate pursuant to the schedule prescribed by article 2 of this chapter, unless continued pursuant to this chapter.
B. Any agency may be continued by the legislature for a period not to exceed ten years. At the end of such period, it shall again be subject to sunset review. Any agency continued, revised or consolidated by the legislature shall contain within the enabling legislation a legislative intent section setting forth the objectives of the programs administered by the agency.
C. An agency is continued pursuant to this section if legislation to continue such agency is passed by the legislature and signed by the governor prior to the date set for termination of the agency even if the legislation to continue the agency has not become effective on the date of scheduled termination.
D. Any agency created from and after June 30, 1978 shall continue in existence for not more than ten years from the effective date of its establishment and shall be subject to this chapter.
E. Each agency created from and after June 30, 1978 shall contain a policy or purpose statement in its enabling legislation setting forth the objectives of the programs.
F. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit the legislature from terminating any agency covered by this chapter at a date earlier than that prescribed by this chapter nor to prohibit the legislature from considering any other legislation relative to any such agency. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to terminate the funds administered by the water infrastructure finance authority of Arizona pursuant to title 49, chapter 8.