2017 Colorado Revised Statutes
Title 12 - Professions and Occupations
Article 10 - Boxing
§ 12-10-105. Colorado combative sports commission - creation

(1) There is hereby created, within the office of combative sports, the Colorado combative sports commission. The commission shall regulate matches in Colorado.

(2) (a) The commission consists of five voting members and two nonvoting advisory members. All members must be residents of Colorado, be of good character and not have been convicted of any felony or match-related offense, notwithstanding section 24-5-101, and be appointed as follows:

(I) The governor shall appoint three voting members.

(II) The president of the senate shall appoint one voting member.

(III) The speaker of the house of representatives shall appoint one voting member.

(IV) (A) Two nonvoting advisory members who are licensed physicians shall be appointed, one by the speaker of the house of representatives and one by the president of the senate.

(B) The two nonvoting advisory members shall advise the commission on matters concerning the health and physical condition of boxers and health issues relating to the conduct of matches. The nonvoting members may prepare and submit to the commission for its consideration and approval any rules that in their judgment will safeguard the physical welfare of the participants engaged in boxing.

(b) Members' terms are four years.

(c) The commission shall designate by majority vote which member is to serve as chair. Any member may be removed from office by the person making the appointment for misfeasance, malfeasance, willful neglect of duty, or other cause.

(d) Members shall serve until their successors are appointed and have been qualified. Any vacancy in the membership of the commission shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. A vacancy in the membership of the commission other than by expiration of term shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term only.

(3) Meetings of the commission shall be held at least annually and shall be called by the chair or by any two members of the commission and shall be open to the public. Any three voting members shall constitute a quorum at any meeting. Action may be taken and motions and resolutions may be adopted at any meeting at which a quorum exists by the affirmative vote of a majority of the voting members present. Members may participate in a regular or special meeting by, or conduct the meeting through the use of, any means of communication by which all members participating may simultaneously hear one another at all times during the meeting. A member participating in a meeting by this means is deemed to be present in person at the meeting.

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