The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) (also known as the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws) is a nonprofit association established in 1892 that provides states with nonpartisan, well-conceived and well-drafted legislation. Uniform acts bring clarity and stability to critical areas of state law.
ULC members are practicing lawyers, judges, legislators and legislative staff, and law professors who have been appointed by state governments, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands to research, draft, and promote enactment of uniform state laws when uniformity is helpful.
The Uniform Law Commission will convene in person for its 131st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, from July 8-14, 2022. Five different acts are being presented for final approval.
Read more about these acts here: http://ow.ly/AABf50JRvuk.
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Twenty-eight organizations signed a bipartisan letter in support of the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act! UPEPA protects the public’s right to engage in constitutionally protected activities without abusive legal retaliation.
The Uniform Registration of Canadian Money Judgments Act has been enacted twice this year! Thank you to Representative Moriarty in Maine and Representative Feist & Senator Johnson in Minnesota for all your work.
Learn more about this act here: http://ow.ly/N3zW50JfY8T
Washington is the first state to enact the Uniform Unregulated Child Custody Transfer Act! Thank you to Governor Jay Inslee for signing SB 5548 into law, and to our legislative sponsor Senator Jamie Pedersen for your hard work!
Interested in enacting the UUCCTA? Check out: http://ow.ly/HC5y50In71L
The Uniform Certificate of Title for Vessels Act has been adopted in Alabama! Thanks to our legislative sponsor Senator Elliott for your efforts on SB 211. Learn more about UCOTVA here: http://ow.ly/OJx350In7eE
On the last day of Human Trafficking Awareness Month, learn more about the Uniform Act on the Prevention of and Remedies for Human Trafficking. The UAPRHT provides 3 components necessary for ending human trafficking: comprehensive criminal penalties; protections for human trafficking victims; and public awareness and prevention methods.
Has your state adopted the UAPRHT?: http://ow.ly/BLz450HIsIL
The Uniform Restrictive Employment Agreement Act regulates agreements that prohibit or limit an employee or other worker from working after the work relationship ends.
Uniform legislation protects workers & employers across the country! Learn more about the core elements of this important Act here: http://ow.ly/Txb250FDK2B
The National Guardianship Network recommends vital reforms to guardianship law, including adoption of the Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Other Protective Arrangements Act by every state legislature: http://ow.ly/Lp2B50FiOVf
Check out the NGN Recommendations and then watch the following video to learn how the UGCOPAA can help improve conditions in your state! http://ow.ly/Fhai50FiOVe
The Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act (RUAAA) has been enacted in 2 more states! Thanks to our legislative sponsors in Oklahoma and Missouri for your hard work.
The RUAAA provides protections to student athletes and educational institutions by regulating the conduct of athlete agents who are recruiting or soliciting student athletes to enter into agency contracts. An athlete agent’s recruitment of a student athlete while they are still enrolled in an educational institution may cause substantial eligibility or other problems for both the student athlete and the educational institution. The problem worsens when an unethical agent misleads a student athlete, especially when the athlete is unaware of the possible repercussions of signing the agency contract. To address these and other problems, the Uniform Law Commission drafted the Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act in 2015.
RUAAA provides enhanced protection for student athletes and educational institutions, creates a uniform body of agent registration information for use by state agencies, and streamlines the registration process for athlete agents operating in multiple states.
To read more, visit: ow.ly/3O3950z6UOl
Thanks to the hard work of our legislative sponsors and commissioners, Hawaii is the first state in the nation to adopt the Uniform Employee and Student Online Privacy Protection Act!
Generally, when someone asks for the login information to an individual’s personal online account, that individual is free to say “no.” Unfortunately, that is less true in the employment and educational contexts where employers and educational institutions have coercive power over current or prospective employees and students. In recent years, there have been a number of reports of incidents where employers and educational institutions have demanded and received access to an employee’s or student’s personal online account.
In response, UESOPPA was drafted to prevent employers and public/private postsecondary educational institutions from requiring, coercing, or requesting access to the employee’s or student’s login information for protected personal online accounts or the content of such accounts except in extraordinary circumstances. This enables employees and students to maintain the privacy of their personal online accounts.
For more information on the Uniform Employee and Student Online Privacy Protection Act, see: http://ow.ly/Dv1650F6IZD
The Uniform Public Expression Protection Act makes Washington a “safer place for the public to participate in government. Deep-pocketed bullies won’t be allowed to use the courts to intimidate people into silence anymore.”
Read more: http://ow.ly/tcOI50EQO6D
Arkansas is the 20th state to adopt the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act! Thanks to our legislative sponsor Senator Dismang for your work on SB 601.
Read more about this comprehensive LLC statute in this JDSupra article: http://ow.ly/Y4KV50EOxrK
For further details on the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, see: http://ow.ly/2Yfg50EOxrL
Washington leads the way with the first enactment of the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act (UPEPA)! UPEPA is designed to prevent an abusive type of litigation called a “SLAPP,” or “strategic lawsuit against public participation.” A SLAPP may be filed as a defamation, invasion of privacy, nuisance, or other type of claim, but its real purpose is to silence and intimidate the defendant from engaging in constitutionally protected activities, such as free speech.
UPEPA offers to enacting states a comprehensive, efficient framework for the resolution of SLAPPs. The uniform act’s broad scope also provides more protection to citizens than most existing anti-SLAPP statutes. States that have already adopted a SLAPP law should consider updating their existing law by adopting the uniform act.
Learn more about the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act here: http://ow.ly/1b5B50EM8JH
Join us TOMORROW for a free one-hour webinar on how the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act can expand access to justice!
Interested? Register here: ow.ly/7f6f50EDG2e
Nebraska is the first state in the nation to adopt the Uniform Easement Relocation Act (UERA)! An easement is a legal right to use another person’s private property for a specific purpose. Easements are often granted to provide a right-of-way to access otherwise inaccessible property.
The Uniform Easement Relocation Act was approved by the Uniform Law Commission in 2020 to modernize a common law rule that gives easement holders absolute power to restrict development of land burdened by an easement. Enacting the UERA will encourage flexibility and cooperation between property owners and protect the property rights of both easement holders and the owners of land subject to an easement.
To read more about the UERA, see: http://ow.ly/q8qu50EGAhKs