Denver--Today, Senator Beth Martinez Humenik's (R-Adams County) bill to increase government transparency and accountability passed out of the Senate Business, Labor, and Technology committee on a unanimous vote.
Senate Bill 17-002, named as a top Republican priority in President Kevin J. Grantham's opening remarks, standardizes the rule review process for the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).
Under current practice, DORA sets its own timeline and procedures for rule review, often allowing outdated rules and regulations to remain on the books or leaving valuable stakeholder input out of the process.
Senate Bill 02 standardizes the rule review process to every three years, and creates a two week period for public comment.
"All across the country, I hear that Colorado is a model for new, innovative ideas, and thoughtful legislation, but our current processes for rule review leaves us stuck in the past with outdated rules on the books, " said Martinez Humenik. "Streamlining government and improving transparency and efficiency are ongoing efforts, and this commonsense approach to a more interactive government is a good step to keeping Colorado on the forefront of bold legislation."
Senate Bill 02 now moves on to a vote of the Committee on Appropriations.