Participate in Early Stakeholder Engagement Meetings
Citizens can be involved in the drafting of proposed rules by participating in our informal stakeholder meetings. These stakeholder meetings are held prior to us drafting proposed rules and before filing a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking with the Secretary of State. To find out when we will be reviewing specific rules, view our annual Regulatory Agenda and or Rule Review Schedule, linked below.
Petition for Rule Changes
You have the right to petition for the issuance, amendment, or repeal of a rule. This provides you the opportunity to identify problematic rules and to help us improve efficiency. The “Petition for Rulemaking” must be submitted to divisions directly (emails listed below) and is open to public inspection. Action on a petition is at the division's discretion; but when divisions undertake rulemaking on a matter, all related petitions for the issuance, amendment, or repeal of rules must be considered and acted upon in the same proceeding.
Receive Notice of Rulemaking Hearings
Once proposed rules are drafted, citizens are encouraged to review them and to provide comments to the respective divisions (emails listed below).
You may also sign up to receive notices from the Colorado Secretary of State. This service alerts you via e-mail whenever notices of rulemaking, permanent rules, or emergency rules have been published by the Secretary of State in the Colorado Register. This email notification contains a link to the Colorado Register to view the logistics of the hearing, the full text of notices, proposed rules, adopted rules (permanent or emergency), and the associated Attorney General opinions.
You may also sign up to receive regulatory notices from the Department of Regulatory Agencies. This service will alert you via e-mail when permanent rules are being proposed according to specific subject areas, such as water, environment, education and public safety or by specific state agencies. These notices include the logistics of the rulemaking hearing as well a redline/strikethrough version (if applicable) of the proposed rules so that stakeholders can easily see what is being changed and why. Through these notices, you can easily
request that the Department of Regulatory Agencies require us to prepare a cost-benefit analysis of any new or amended rule.
For information on Colorado's Rulemaking and Cost-Benefit Analysis Process, please visit the Department of Regulatory Agencies' (DORA) website.
- Rules for Lawful Presence
- Regulatory Agenda and Regulatory Agenda Report
- Early Stakeholder Engagement Protocols: 2018
- Rule Review Schedule: 2018
For more information on any of these reports, please contact DOR_RuleReview@state.co.us.