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Colorado secretary of state’s IT project receives national award

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Colorado Secretary of State, USA Mike Coffman's administration received national awards for it's IT Project from the Administrative Codes and Registers Section of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS).

The Secretary of State's office is responsible for making the administrative rules, adopted by all of the agencies of state government, available to the public. These administrative rules cover all aspects of state government, from food safety regulations promulgated by the Department of Public Health and the Environment, to what documents are required before a Colorado driver's license can be issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles. To increase public accessibility to the internal operations of state agencies, the Colorado Secretary of State's office embarked on an ambitious project to put the entire rulemaking process online so that citizens and other interested parties can follow the process and comment during the required public hearings. This goal was met in July 2007 when the online Code of Colorado Regulations became the official source for Colorado administrative rules. According to Mike Coffeman “Our Web-based system makes every branch of state government more transparent and accountable to the public. In a time when Colorado has seen several high-profile I.T. projects flounder, this is an exceptional milestone for the state”.

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