DENVER — Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced today the results of a statewide process to reduce red tape in state government. The report “Cutting Red Tape in Colorado State Government: Supplemental Report on Rule Review by State Agencies” details the review of more than 7,500 rules by executive agencies in response to the Executive Order D 2012-002 and recommendations in the earlier Omnibus Report, “Cutting Red Tape in Colorado State Government.”
“Red tape stymies innovation and economic growth,” Hickenlooper said. “That’s why government needs to know when to regulate, how to regulate and when to get of the way. This effort to reduce unnecessary burdens on business will help entrepreneurs and companies thrive in Colorado.”
Hickenlooper called for continued diligence in reducing the burden on local government and businesses in his 2013 State of the State address.
The Supplemental Report is a continuation of the 2011 Pits & Peeves Roundtables Initiative.
Hickenlooper charged Barbara Kelley, Executive Director of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), to facilitate meetings across the state that were attended by business owners, local government officials, advocacy organizations and community groups. The roundtable discussions identified regulatory inefficiencies in state government, as well as suggestions to address red tape issues, culminating in The Omnibus Report, “Cutting Red Tape in Colorado State Government,” released in January 2012.
By eliminating outdated, irrelevant and unnecessary regulations and streamlining the remaining rules, state government helps to reduce the burdens and costs of compliance for businesses, which ultimately creates savings for the consuming public. The report also describes the steps state agencies have taken to embed rigorous rule review procedures as an integral part of ongoing regulatory processes, ensuring the sustainability of the gains made through the most recent review process.
Some examples of rules to be repealed include:
Some examples of rules to be modified include:
Visit www.dora.colorado.gov to read “Cutting Red Tape in Colorado State Government: Supplemental Report on Rule Review by State Agencies.”