Sunset Review Process

The Sunset Review of the Texas Funeral Service Commission

The mission and performance of the Texas Funeral Service Commission are under review by the Legislature as required under the Texas Sunset Act.  The Act provides that the Sunset Commission, composed of legislators and public members, periodically evaluate a state agency to determine if the agency is still needed and to explore ways to ensure that the agency's funds are well spent.  Based on the recommendations of the Sunset Commission, the Texas Legislature ultimately decides whether an agency continues to operate into the future.

The Sunset review involves three steps.  First, Sunset Commission staff will evaluate the Texas Funeral Service Commission and issue a report in August 2018 (issued on August 2, 2018) recommending solutions to problems found.  On August 20, 2018, the Sunset Commission met to hear public testimony on the agency and the recommendations of the Sunset staff.   Based on public input and the Sunset staff report, the Sunset Commission will adopt recommendations for the full Legislature to consider when it convenes in January 2019.  Please refer to the Sunset Commission website or call the office for updated information on specific dates for these meetings.

Through the Sunset review, every Texan has the opportunity to suggest ways in which the mission and operations of the Texas Funeral Service Commission can be strengthened. 

Information about the Sunset process, Sunset Commission meetings, and how to receive Sunset Commission email updates is available at



The Sunset Advisory Commission met on November 14, 2018 to adopt the staff report. The Commission voted to continue the agency for another 12 years. See the final decision document here.



TFSC Formal Response to Staff Recommendations




Sunset Commission Contact:

Sunset Advisory Commission 

P.O. Box 13066, Austin, Texas 78711. 


512/463-1300 - Fax: 512/463-0705


Other Information:

 2018-2019 TFSC Self Evaluation Report presented to the Sunset Commission

Sunset Review Process Flow Chart