Section 101.83 | Expiration date of agencies - renewal.
(A) An agency in existence on January 1, 2011, shall expire on December 31, 2016, unless the agency is renewed in accordance with division (D) of this section and, if so renewed, shall expire thereafter on the thirty-first day of December of the fourth year after the year in which it was most recently renewed unless the agency is renewed in accordance with division (D) of this section. An agency created after January 1, 2011, that is created on the thirty-first day of December shall expire not later than four years after its creation, unless the agency is renewed in accordance with division (D) of this section. An agency created after January 1, 2011, that is created on any other date shall be considered for the purpose of this section to have been created on the preceding thirty-first day of December, and the agency shall expire not later than four years after the date it was considered to have been created, unless the agency is renewed in accordance with division (D) of this section. Any act creating or renewing an agency shall contain a distinct section providing a specific expiration date for the agency in accordance with this division.
(B) If the general assembly does not renew or transfer an agency on or before its expiration date, it shall expire on that date.
The director of budget and management shall not authorize the expenditure of any moneys for any agency on or after the date of its expiration.
(C) The general assembly may provide by law for the orderly, efficient, and expeditious conclusion of an agency's business and operation. The rules, orders, licenses, contracts, and other actions made, taken, granted, or performed by the agency shall continue in effect according to their terms notwithstanding the agency's abolition, unless the general assembly provides otherwise by law. The general assembly may provide by law for the temporary or permanent transfer of some or all of a terminated or transferred agency's functions and personnel to a successor agency or officer.
The abolition, termination, or transfer of an agency shall not cause the termination or dismissal of any claim pending against the agency by any person, or any claim pending against any person by the agency. Unless the general assembly provides otherwise by law for the substitution of parties, the attorney general shall succeed the agency with reference to any pending claim.
(D) An agency may be renewed by passage of a bill that continues the statutes creating and empowering the agency, that amends or repeals those statutes, or that enacts new statutes, to improve agency usefulness, performance, or effectiveness.