Sunset Advisory Commission Invites Public Input on the Texas Department of Information Resources

October 12, 2023
DIR News
AUSTIN -- The Sunset Advisory Commission is reviewing the mission and performance of the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) and welcomes public comments on whether the agency is still needed and ideas to improve its operations and services.

The Texas Sunset Act requires the Sunset Commission to periodically review DIR and recommend whether to continue the agency and change state law to improve the agency’s efficiency and effectiveness. The Legislature ultimately will decide whether to continue DIR and adopt Sunset’s other statutory recommendations. The Sunset Commission also may adopt management directives for DIR that do not require statutory change.

The Sunset process has three stages. First, Sunset staff will evaluate DIR, seek public input, and issue a report recommending solutions to problems found. Second, the Sunset Commission will hold two public meetings: a hearing on the staff report and the agency, and a decision meeting to adopt recommendations to the Legislature based on the report and public comments. Third, the Legislature will convene in January 2025 and will consider Sunset’s statutory recommendations in a Sunset bill for DIR.

Here are several ways to provide comments and suggestions to Sunset staff on DIR’s mission, operations, and services:

  • Send an email to [email protected]
  • Submit comments online at
  • Send a letter to Sunset Advisory Commission, Attn: DIR, P.O. Box 13066, Austin, Texas 78711
  • Call (512) 463-1300 to speak to Lauren Ames, project manager of the DIR review

Please provide your comments by February 29, 2024, to ensure Sunset staff can fully consider your input while conducting their review. Comments submitted before the staff report is published in May 2024 will remain confidential.

Stay informed! Visit to sign up for email alerts on the Sunset staff report and the Sunset Commission’s public meetings on DIR.

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