Fri., March 30, 2012 9:03am (EDT)

Sunset Bill Sent To Governor
By Jeanne Bonner
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
A bill that would abolish state programs and agencies if a legislative committee deems them unnecessary or ineffective is headed to Governor Nathan Deal for his signature. (Photo Courtesy: s_flakow via Flickr)
A bill that would abolish state programs and agencies if a legislative committee deems them unnecessary or ineffective is headed to Governor Nathan Deal for his signature. (Photo Courtesy: s_flakow via Flickr)
A bill that would abolish state programs and agencies if a legislative committee deems them unnecessary or ineffective is headed to Governor Nathan Deal for his signature.

Under the bill, the committee would review the funding and function of state agencies and departments.

The committee could recommend consolidating, privatizing or eliminating agencies. Both legislative chambers would then have to approve the recommendations.

Agencies created by the Constitution would be exempt.

Republican supporters say the bill aims to make state government more efficient.