Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A law that automatically terminates the agency or program it establishes unless the legislature expressly renews it. For example, a state law creating and funding a new drug rehabilitation program within state prisons may provide that the program will shut down in two years unless it is reviewed and approved by the state legislature.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:25 pm