Each piece of legislation should have an expiry date

Each new piece of legislation should automatically expire 25 years after it is adopted.  This provision should also be added to each existing piece of legislation, with the expiry dates distributed at random over the next 25 years.

When a piece of legislation is due to expire within the next year, the enacting body (Parliament, Local Authority, etc.) will be reminded.  If it takes no action, the legislation will expire.  However, it can renew the legislation (as is or amended), or replace it.

Why is this idea important?

Each new piece of legislation should automatically expire 25 years after it is adopted.  This provision should also be added to each existing piece of legislation, with the expiry dates distributed at random over the next 25 years.

When a piece of legislation is due to expire within the next year, the enacting body (Parliament, Local Authority, etc.) will be reminded.  If it takes no action, the legislation will expire.  However, it can renew the legislation (as is or amended), or replace it.