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The Consumer Protection Section protects Colorado consumers and businesses against fraud and maintains a competitive business environment by: enforcing state and federal consumer protection laws; enforcing state and federal antitrust laws; implementing and enforcing provisions of the tobacco master settlement agreements; enforcing state laws on consumer lending, predatory lending, debt collection, rent-to-own, and credit repair; and advocating on behalf of residential, small business, and agricultural public utility taxpayers.
The Colorado Secretary of State consists of four different general sections, the Administration, Elections, Information Services, and Licensing. Information on starting a for profit or a not for profit business, a searchable database of business entities, election deadlines and candidate information, and information on charitable solicitations are just some of the resources available. They also have information on lobbyists, commissions, notaries public and handles the e-filing of administrative rules.
The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade's Occupational License Database contains state and federal occupational licensing information.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.