CDPS Rulemaking Agendas and Report

Public Safety Regulatory Agenda

Pursuant to state law C.R.S. §2-7-203(4), each year on November 1 executive-branch agencies must file a Departmental Regulatory
Agenda (DRA) containing:

  •  A list of new rules or amendments that the department or its divisions expect to propose in the next calendar year
  • The statutory or other basis for adoption of the proposed rules
  • The purpose of the proposed rules
  • The contemplated schedule for adoption of the rules
  • An identification and listing of persons or parties that may be affected positively or negatively by the rules
  • An anticipated hearing date.

The Regulatory Agenda also includes rules to be reviewed as part of the Department’s “Regulatory Efficiencies Reviews” during 2022. Each department must also present its Regulatory Agenda as part of its “SMART Act” hearing and presentation pursuant to C.R.S.. §2-7-203(2)(a)(II).

Download the CDPS 2023 Regulatory Agenda. (PDF) Note: this document also contains the department's 2022 Regulatory Agenda Report. 

Download the 2022 Public Safety Regulatory Agenda (PDF).

Comprehensive Rules Reviews

In accordance with C.R.S. 24-4-103.3, the Department of Public Safety must conduct a thorough review of all rules and regulations at least once every four years. You can view the full schedule of rules and their review cadence in this spreadsheet; below is the the list of rules that the Department of Public Safety expects to review in their entirety in the coming calendar year. As the rules are being reviewed, the following are considered:

  • Whether the rule is necessary
  • Whether the rule overlaps or duplicates other rules of the agency or with other federal, state, or local government rules
  • Whether the rule is written in plain language and is easy to understand
  • Whether the rule has achieved the desired intent and whether more or less regulation is necessary
  • Whether the rule can be amended to give more flexibility, reduce regulatory burden, or reduce unnecessary paperwork or steps while maintaining its benefits
  • Whether a cost-benefit analysis was performed by the applicable rulemaking agency or official in the principal department pursuant to section 24-4-103(2.5), C.R.S.
  • Whether the rule is adequate for the protection of the safety, health, and welfare of the state and its residents.