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Sunset Law

by William S. Powell, 2006

The Sunset Law, an act of the 1977 General Assembly sponsored by state senator Willis P. Whichard, provided for the periodic review of specific licensing and regulatory agencies of state government to determine which should be terminated, continued, or reestablished. Major state departments were not affected. The purpose of this act was to eliminate many statutes whose goals had been accomplished or that were deemed no longer necessary.

Additional Resources:

S.B.624 Chapter 1018, Session laws and resolutions passed by the General Assembly [1977], North Carolina Digital Collections, Department of Cultural Resources.

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