Colorado regulates many professions, occupations and businesses to support a fair marketplace and protect consumers. The Colorado Office of Policy, Research & Regulatory Reform (COPRRR) reviews proposed regulatory programs to determine if they are needed, and it also reviews existing programs and functions of government to ensure they are necessary, fair, effective and efficient.
Get the 2019 reviews (posted Oct. 15, 2019)
How does the Regulatory Review Process work?
Sunrise and Sunset reviews are COPRRR's primary focus. COPRRR staff conduct a comprehensive study and then make recommendations to the Colorado General Assembly. COPRRR staff also make recommendations as to whether to continue the programs under review, and can also recommend additional changes to the General Assembly. Public input is vital to COPRRRs work and the regulatory reform process. Find out more in our Citizen's Guide to Colorado Rulemaking.
How Reviews Work
How does Rulemaking work?
Every state agency in the Executive Branch must adhere to a rulemaking process once it submits a rule for review. Learn more about How Rulemaking Works.
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A Sunrise review explores whether there is a need to regulate a currently unregulated profession or occupation.
The General Assembly determines when an agency, board, program or function of government will "sunset."Learn More