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

Permanent Rulemaking Hearing - August 15, 2019

The Colorado Office of Combative Sports and Colorado Combative Sports Commission will hold a Permanent Rulemaking Hearing for the Commission to consider adopting changes to the following rules on a permanent basis: The proposed new Rules: 1.8, 2.10, 10.1, 13.8, 14.2(D), 15.1, and 15.2.; Proposed amendments to existing 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 existing 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 changes is available for download

Meeting Information

  • Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 1:00 P.M. (MDT)

Three Ways to Participate

  • In Person: Civic Center Plaza, 1560 Broadway, Room 100A (1st Floor), Denver, CO 80202
  • By Webinar: Register Here
  • Submit Comments: Oral comments will be taken from participants who are present in-person or participating via webinar. If you cannot make the meeting in-person or wish to make written comments rather than speaking, you may email your written comments to: dora_dpo_rulemaking@state.co.us on or before Friday,  August 9, 2019.

Meeting Format

Public comment and testimony will be allowed at the Permanent Rulemaking Hearing, as this will be the last change to provide feedback prior to the Commission'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.


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.


Emergency Rulemaking Hearing - June 18, 2019

The Office of Combative Sports and the Colorado Combative Sports Commission is holding an Emergency Rulemaking Hearing to determine whether to adopt amendments to the following rules listed in the attached Notice. 

Draft Rules

  • A copy of proposed changes is available for download

Listen to the Meeting Held on June 18, 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.