eFiling Instructions

Contents Colorado Register publishing calendar
Download the latest version of a rule
Permanent rule filing
Additional permanent rule filing
Emergency rule filing

Correction filing

Terminate a rulemaking
Non-rulemaking public notice
Departmental Regulatory Agenda

 

Emergency rule filing

Request an Attorney General opinion
Update a request for an AG opinion
File an emergency rule with the SOS and OLLS


Request an Attorney General opinion

This option is for emergency rules, which can be adopted without a rulemaking hearing.

NOTE: This form can be refiled under the same tracking number if the AG’s Office finds an error in your filing, but you must refile before the Attorney General Opinion is issued.

Before filing your AGO Request, create a file that contains a clean copy of your adopted/amended rules. The file can be saved as a Rich Text File (.rtf) or a Word document (.doc). Do not save as .docx. It is recommended that you also provide a redline copy of your adopted/amended rules, which can be a .doc, .rtf, or .pdf file.

You must also prepare a document detailing the justification for the emergency adoption.

  1. Log in to the Secretary of State’s eFiling system.
  2. Click on "Emergency rule filings".
  3. Click on "Request an AG opinion" under Emergency rule Step 1.
  4. Select the radio button for "Emergency or Temporary Rule".
  5. Choose the number of the rule that you will be amending from the drop-down list. The title will be filled in automatically.
  6. If this is a new rule, choose "New" in the drop-down list and enter the new number and title in the designated format (For example. "1 CCR 101-1", or for very large rules, "6 CCR 1007-3 Part 260").
  7. Enter the adopting agency if it is different from the agency listed at the top of the form. Text entered in this field will be displayed on your Attorney General Opinion.
  8. Attach a file or files with a clean copy of your adopted/amended rules in .rtf or .doc format. Do not submit as a .docx or .pdf.
  9. Remember: The file(s) attached as Adopted Rules constitute your legal rule filing and will be reviewed by the Office of Legislative Legal Services. All text submitted is subject to review. Any discrepancies between the Redline and the Adopted Rules documents will be decided in favor of the Adopted Rules document.
  10. We recommend that you attach a redline version of your adopted/amended emergency rules. This document can be a .doc, .rtf, or .pdf file.
  11. Select "Yes" or "No" regarding whether your rule was submitted in response to issues raised by the Committee on Legal Services or the Office of Legislative Legal Services staff.
  12. Select "Yes" or "No" regarding whether your rule was adopted in response to recent legislation. If yes, provide the bill number.
  13. Enter the adopted date of your rule in MM/DD/YYYY format.
  14. Enter additional information or comments for the Secretary of State's office. Please let us know if the text of this emergency rule is the same as a permanent rule adoption that has occurred or is in progress.
  15. Enter public contact information.
  16. Enter contact information for the Secretary of State, Attorney General and Office of Legislative Legal Services if different from your public contact information. This information will not be viewable by the public
  17. Attach your Emergency Justification document. This document can be a .doc, .rtf, or .pdf file.
  18. Enter a brief description of the purpose or objective of the rule. This field is limited to 2000 characters. (For example, "The purpose of this regulation is to establish guidelines for the application process, to ensure an adequate diversity exists for the evaluation of the effectiveness of the Pilot Program, and to set forth the filing requirements and standards for initial and continued licensure of a MEWA under the Pilot Program.")
    If you wish to provide a longer description, enter "See attached Statement of Basis and Purpose" in this field and attach a document in the designated field below.
  19. Attach your Basis and Purpose document if it is not included in the text of the rule. This document can be a .doc, .rtf, or .pdf file.
  20. Select "Yes" or "No" regarding whether a regulatory analysis was prepared.
    If you choose "Yes", attach your regulatory analysis or fiscal statement below. This document can be a .doc, .rtf, or .pdf file.
    If you choose “No” (default selection), do not attach a document.
  21. Enter both the general statutory authority for adopting rules and the specific statutory provisions, if any, the rule interprets or refines.
  22. If the rule is required or allowed by federal law, rule, or order, enter the citation for the applicable federal provision(s).
  23. Make sure that all required fields are filled in (look for the red asterisks).
  24. Click on "Submit".
  25. Save or print the confirmation screen and keep it as proof of your filing. If a confirmation page does not appear, your filing is not complete. You can resubmit the filing, or call our office if you need help.
    The tracking number that appears near the top of the page will be used later in the rule filing process.

The eFiling system will send an email to the Attorney General’s Office to alert them of your filing. After the AG Opinion has been issued, a notice will be emailed to you. You can then complete your rulemaking by eFiling your rule with the Secretary of State and the Office of Legislative Legal Services.

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Update a request for an Attorney General opinion (optional)

You can update the AG opinion request before the AG files the opinion.

  1. Log in to the Secretary of State’s eFiling system.
  2. Click on "Emergency rule filings".
  3. Click on "Update a request" under Emergency rule Step 1.
  4. Enter the tracking number and click "Go".
  5. You may update any field as necessary.
  6. To add or replace Adopted Rules files, click "Attach Adopted Rules". Click the "Delete all files" box and then click "Submit" to delete any existing files before attaching new ones.
  7. You will need to re-enter the adopted date.
  8. You will need to re-attach your redline, if you have one.
  9. You will need to re-attach your emergency justification document.
  10. Click "Submit".
  11. Make sure the confirmation page contains all of your updates. Save or print the confirmation screen and keep it as proof of your filing. If a confirmation page does not appear, your filing is not complete. You can resubmit the filing, or call our office if you need help.

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File an emergency rule with the SOS and OLLS

  1. Log in to the Secretary of State’s eFiling system.
  2. Click on "File with SOS and OLLS" under Emergency rule Step 2.
  3. Enter the tracking number and click "Go".
  4. All information is automatically filled in.
  5. You can view all of the attached files by clicking on the file names. You can view the Attorney General Opinion by clicking on the date.
  6. Enter the effective date in MM/DD/YYYY format.
    This can be the same as the adopted date or a later date.
  7. Click on "Submit".
  8. Save or print the confirmation screen and keep it as proof of your filing. If a confirmation page does not appear, your filing is not complete. You can resubmit the filing, or call our office if you need help.

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