Colorado Office of Combative Sports and Colorado Combative Sports Commission: News

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - November 15, 2019

The Colorado Combative Sports Commission will hold a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing to consider whether to adopt on a permanent basis the following: The proposed new Rules: 1.8, 2.10, 10.1, 13.8, 14.2(D), 15.1, and 15.2.; Proposed amendments toexisting Rules: 1.1, 1.2, 1.7, 2.1, 2.5(A), 2.9(B), 2.11, 2.12, 2.13, 2.14, 2.15, 2.16, 2.17, 2.18, 2.19, 2.20, 3.3(B), 3.4(A), 5.1, 5.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 7.1, 7.2, 8.7,8.8, 8.9, 8.10, 8.11, 8.12, 8.13, 8.14, 10.1, 11.3(D), 12.2, 12.3, 12.4, 13.2, 13.3(C),13.4, 13.5, 13.6, 13.7, 13.9, 14.1, 14.15, 14.16, and 14.17; and whether to repeal Rules: 6.6, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 8.6, and 12.2, and 13.1(C). 

Draft Rules

  • A copy of the proposed rule changes are available for download

Meeting Information

  • Friday, November 15, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. (MDT)

Ways to Participate

  • In Person: Civic Center Plaza, 1560 Broadway, Room 100C (1st Floor), Denver, CO 80202
  • By Webinar: Register Here

Meeting Format

Public comment and testimony will be allowed at the Permanent Rulemaking Hearing, as this will be the last chance to provide feedback prior to the Board's deliberation on the proposed rule changes. If you have any questions or concerns about stakeholder input, please send them to dora_dpo_rulemaking@state.co.us. We will accept written comments up to the date of the Hearing.  However, to provide the Board adequate time for review and consideration, we ask that you submit your comments as early as possible, and no later than Tuesday, November 12, 2019.


Emergency Rulemaking Hearing - September 30, 2019

The Office of Combative Sports and the Colorado Combative Sports Commission held an Emergency Rulemaking Hearing to consider re-adopting or repealing amendments to the following rules: 1.1, 1.2, 1.7, 1.8, 2.1, 2.5(A), 2.9(B), 2.10, 2.11, 2.12, 2.13, 2.14, 2.15, 2.16, 2.17, 2.18, 2.19, 2.20, 3.3(B), 3.4(A), 5.1, 5.4, 6.1, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, 6.6, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4, 7.5, 7.6, 7.7, 7.8, 8.6, 8.7, 8.8, 8.9, 8.10, 8.11, 8.12, 8.13, 8.14, 10.1, 11.3(D), 12.2, 12.3, 12.4, 13.1(C), 13.2, 13.3(C), 13.4, 13.5, 13.6, 13.7, 13.8, 13.9, 14.1, 14.2(D), 14.15, 14.16, 14.17, 15.1, and 15.2. 
Adopted Rules
A copy of the adopted rules is available for download in both a "clean" and "redlined" version.

Listen to the hearing held September, 30, 2019


Stakeholder Meeting - July 9, 2019

The Office of Combative Sports and the Colorado Combative Sports Commission is holding a Stakeholder Meeting for the Commission to receive input on whether to permanently adopt the proposed new rules, and proposed amendments and deletions to existing rules, listed in the attached Notice. 

Draft Rules

  • A copy of proposed changes is available for download

Listen to the meeting held on July 9, 2019.


SB17-148 Sunset Continue Office of Boxing

On May 3, 2017, Governor John Hickenlooper signed Senate Bill17-148 Sunset Continue Office of Boxing. The bill continues the Office of Boxing and the Colorado State Boxing Commission through September 1, 2026, and renames these agencies the Office of Combative Sports and the Colorado Combative Sports Commission respectively. The regulation of martial arts is added to the authority of these agencies. The new state law also implements the recommendations contained in the Department of Regulatory Agencies' (DORA) sunset report, 2016 Sunset Review: Colorado Professional Boxing Safety Act.

These recommendations:

  • transfer certain duties and powers related to licensing and enforcement from the director of the Office of Combative Sports to the director of the Division of Professions and Occupations within DORA;
  • update the grounds for discipline;
  • modify commission members' terms from three to four years; and
  • make technical changes and procedural updates.