Electronic Legal Material Act


The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act establishes an outcomes-based, technology-neutral framework for providing online legal material with the same level of trustworthiness traditionally provided by publication in a law book. The Act requires that official electronic legal material be: (1) authenticated, by providing a method to determine that it is unaltered; (2) preserved, either in electronic or print form; and (3) accessible, for use by the public on a permanent basis.

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Legislative Tracking

2014 Introductions & Enactments
Delaware HB 403 WalkerEnacted
District of Columbia 20-221 WellsIntroduced
Idaho SB 1356  Enacted
Illinois SB 1941 MulroeEnacted
Maryland HB 46 AroraIntroduced
Massachusetts HB 38  Introduced
Pennsylvania SB 601 ScarnatiEnacted
Rhode Island HB 7604 HearnIntroduced


Drafting History

Origin: Completed by Uniform Law Commissioners in 2011.
Committee/Resources: Electronic Legal Material Act