Rules Imposing Local Government Mandates

On January 11, 2011, Governor Hickenlooper signed Executive Order D 2011-005, “Establishing a Policy to Enhance the Relationship between State and Local Government". 

The Executive Order’s goal is to enhance the partnership between state and local government by requiring that state rulemaking agencies consult with and engage local governments prior to the promulgation of any rules containing mandates and to prevent excessive or unnecessary regulation of local government through increased intergovernmental communication.  This executive order was codified in section 24-4-103(2.7) of the Administrative Procedure Act by the passage of Senate Bill 2012-026.

Local governments will continue to be contacted to solicit their input in the development of proposed rules with state mandates through the process established by the Office of State Planning and Budgeting and the Department of Local Affairs in 2012.