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

Rulemaking Hearing - Jan. 11, 2018

The Combative Sports Commission will hold a public rulemaking hearing for the purpose of considering Chapters 1-14 of the rules. The purpose of this rulemaking is to amend content in several sections of the rules for further clarification in the regulation of combative sports, eliminate inconsistencies, and adopt amendments made by recent legislation in SB17-148. In addition, the rules will continue to incorporate by reference the World Anti-Doping prohibited substance list for consistency with other commissions.

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The Director will afford all interested persons an opportunity to submit any written or oral data, views, or arguments. Written testimony must be submitted to the Office of Combative Sports at least ten (10) days prior to the rulemaking hearing. Written submissions should be sent to dora_combativesports@state.co.us.


Nov. 15 Stakeholder Meeting Recording

The Office of Combative Sports (Office) held a stakeholder meeting on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 to receive input regarding proposed rule revisions after recent legislative changes. With the proposed revisions, the Office hopes to eliminate regulatory burden and simplify the language throughout Chapters 1-15. 


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.

The new law went into effect immediately upon the Governor's signature. Rulemaking will be needed in order to fully implement this new law. Please return to this website to receive the most updated information regarding stakeholder meetings, rulemaking hearings and other activities related to SB17-148.