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Uniform Law Commission The Uniform Law Commission brings together over 350 national legal experts who volunteer their time to enhance uniformity of state laws. 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.

The ULC's acts brings 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.

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03/18/2022

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 ...
03/18/2022

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...
01/31/2022

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 National Guardianship Network recommends vital reforms to guardianship law, including adoption of the Uniform Guardi...
06/25/2021
Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and other Protective Arrangements Act (UGCOPAA)

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 Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and other Protective Arrangements Act (UGCOPAA) is a comprehensive guardianship statute for the twenty-first centu...

The Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act (RUAAA) has been enacted in 2 more states! Thanks to our legislative sponsors in ...
06/24/2021

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 ...
06/09/2021
Employee and Student Online Privacy Protection Act - Uniform Law Commission

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

Uniform Law Commission The Uniform Law Commission (ULC, also known as the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws), established in 1892, provides states with non-partisan, well-conceived and well-drafted legislation that brings clarity and stability to critical areas of state stat...

The Uniform Public Expression Protection Act makes Washington a “safer place for the public to participate in government...
05/19/2021
Washington protects the little guy from bullying by lawsuit

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

The Washington Legislature worked in a bipartisan manner to restore protections for members of the public to speak out and influence public policy. The new law would accelerate dismissal of lawsuits designed to silence opponents.

Arkansas is the 20th state to adopt the Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act! Thanks to our legislative sponsor...
05/17/2021
Arkansas Repeals its LLC Laws and Adopts the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act | JD Supra

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

Arkansas recently became the 20th state to enact the Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (the “ULLCA”) as the governing law for the formation and...

Washington leads the way with the first enactment of the Uniform Public Expression Protection Act (UPEPA)! UPEPA is desi...
05/14/2021

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 justi...
05/10/2021

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 ri...
05/06/2021

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

Citizens' access to the law is hindered when a state does not publish official electronic legal material. The COVID-19 p...
05/03/2021

Citizens' access to the law is hindered when a state does not publish official electronic legal material. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated challenges for states to provide access to justice, particularly to those with low incomes and to communities of color.

This free one-hour webinar held on Thursday, May 11th will address how adoption of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act can contribute to greater access to justice, and how you can help to enact it in your state. The webinar will also discuss how to build a coalition of supporters with others interested in enacting UELMA.

Interested? Register here: http://ow.ly/3Txk50EDGoe

HB 109 has been signed into law in Kentucky, enacting the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act (UDPCVA)!T...
04/16/2021

HB 109 has been signed into law in Kentucky, enacting the Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act (UDPCVA)!

The Uniform Law Commission drafted the UDPCVA in 2012. This act addresses child custody and visitation issues that arise when service members are deployed. The current patchwork of laws across states makes it difficult for the parents to resolve custody issues quickly and fairly. The UDPCVA ensures a proper balance of interests— protecting the rights of the service member, the other parent, and above all the best interest of the children involved.

The act has been adopted in 15 states, including Kentucky. To read more about this act, see: http://ow.ly/SElo50EqQ83

07/15/2020

The Uniform Law Commission concludes its first ever effort to approve new uniform acts through online sessions! Three new uniform acts were approved: Uniform Public Expression Protection Act, Uniform Pretrial Release and Detention Act, and Uniform Easement Relocation Act!

The Uniform Law Commission committee on Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Data is drafting a uniform state p...
07/08/2020
Uniform State Privacy Law on Fast Track | JD Supra

The Uniform Law Commission committee on Collection and Use of Personally Identifiable Data is drafting a uniform state privacy law.

Learn more about the ULC’s drafting process and status of this project in this JD Supra article: http://ow.ly/uPfO50Ar02Q

In response to the privacy compliance nightmare that appears to be developing from the proliferation of state privacy legislation, the Uniform Law...

Florida is the 18th state to enact the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act! Thank you to legislative sponsors Senato...
06/23/2020

Florida is the 18th state to enact the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act! Thank you to legislative sponsors Senator Randolph Bracy and Rep. Loranne Ausley for your effort in passing SB 580.

To read more about the UPHPA: http://ow.ly/8oIl50AeI0s

The Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act has been enacted in Wisconsin, making it the 15th state to do so! Thank you to Go...
03/12/2020

The Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act has been enacted in Wisconsin, making it the 15th state to do so! Thank you to Governor Tony Evers for signing SB 117 into law and to Representative Rob Brooks, Rep. Ron Tusler, and Sen. André Jacque for sponsoring the act!

Want to learn more? Check out: http://ow.ly/VCtj50yKm98

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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.

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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 Law Commission recently approved the Uniform Personal Data Protection Act, a model state #privacylaw. Check out this summary and analysis of the UPDPA by Pollyanna Sanderson for the Future of Privacy Forum : https://fpf.org/blog/uniform-law-commission-finalizes-model-state-privacy-law/
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
Citizens' access to the law is hindered when a state does not publish official electronic legal material. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated challenges for states to provide access to justice, particularly to those with low incomes and to communities of color. This free one-hour webinar held on Thursday, May 11th will address how adoption of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act can contribute to greater access to justice, and how you can help to enact it in your state. The webinar will also discuss how to build a coalition of supporters with others interested in enacting UELMA. Interested? Register here: http://ow.ly/3Txk50EDGoe