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

2016 Introductions & Enactments
Arizona SB 1414 DriggsEnacted
District of Columbia 21-890 McDuffieIntroduced
Massachusetts HB 43  Introduced
Michigan HB 5653 KosowskiIntroduced
New York AB 5631 LiftonIntroduced
Ohio SB 343 Seitz, SkindellIntroduced
Washington SB 6361 PedersenIntroduced
West Virginia HB 4394 HanshawIntroduced


Drafting History

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