Sunset Process - Senate Business, Labor, and Technology Committee. The bill implements the recommendations contained in the department of regulatory agencies' (department) sunset report on the office of boxing (office) within the division of professions and occupations in the department and the Colorado state boxing commission (commission) within the office.
Sections 8 and 9 of the bill implement recommendation 1 of the sunset report to continue the office, including the commission, until 2026.
Sections 5 and 7 implement recommendation 2 of the sunset report to vest the director of the division of professions and occupations (director) within the department with all licensing and enforcement authority, as well as the authority to recognize boxing sanctioning authorities, and to limit the authority of the director of the office of boxing (office director) to the day-to-day operations of the office. Section 1 updates definitions to further effectuate recommendation 2 of the sunset report. Section 1 also adds martial arts to the definition of 'boxing' and defines 'martial arts'.
Section 2 renames the office the 'office of combative sports', and conforming amendments are made throughout the bill.
Section 3 implements recommendation 3 of the sunset report to change the commission members' terms from 3 years to 4 years. Section 3 also renames the commission the 'Colorado combative sports commission', and conforming amendments are made throughout the bill.
Section 4 implements recommendation 4 of the sunset report to provide the director with the authority to issue a nondisciplinary denial or suspension of a license for medical or administrative reasons and the authority to lift such denial or suspension if sufficient evidence has been provided that the denial or suspension is no longer needed. Section 1 updates definitions to further effectuate recommendation 4 of the sunset report.
Section 6 implements recommendation 5 of the sunset report to update the grounds for discipline to:
- Reword the ground for discipline concerning excessive drinking or drug use to comport with the language used for other regulated professions and occupations;
- Create a ground for discipline for unsportsmanlike or dangerous conduct; and
- Create a ground for discipline for a licensee's failure to comply with a license restriction.
Section 6 also implements recommendation 6 of the sunset report to change the requirement that the director send a letter of admonition by certified mail to a requirement that the director send a letter of admonition by first-class mail.
Sections 1, 3, 4, and 6 implement recommendation 7 of the sunset report to make technical changes.
Section 10 appropriates $10,000 from the division of professions and occupations cash fund to the department for use by the division of professions and occupations for personal services.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)