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

2017 Introductions & Enactments
District of Columbia 21-0890 McDuffieEnacted
Maryland SB137/HB165 LeeEnacted
Massachusetts HB812/HB54 GentileIntroduced
Michigan HB 4779 Kesto/KosowskiIntroduced
New York AB 1922 LiftonIntroduced
Ohio SB 139 SkindellIntroduced
Texas HB 2305 ThompsonIntroduced
Washington SB 5039 PedersenEnacted
West Virginia SB 214 TrumpEnacted


Drafting History

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