Revise the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act


The ULC first drafted uniform state legislation on unclaimed property in 1954. That act was then substantially revised in 1981 as the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act, which was later updated in 1995. While the UUPA (1995) has been adopted in 16 states, and about 40 states have enacted a version of one of the Uniform Acts, there have been few recent adoptions and various states in recent years have adopted revisions to their unclaimed property acts that are not consistent with the Uniform Act. There also have been many technological developments in recent years that are not addressed in the current Uniform Act, as well as new types of potential unclaimed property, such as gift cards. This Committee will draft a revision of the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act in light of those developments.

Committee Members

Rex Blackburn Co-Chair
Michael Houghton Co-Chair
David D. Biklen Member
Lyle W. Hillyard Member
Gene N. Lebrun Member
Claire Levy Member
Floyd M. Lewis Member
Raymond P. Pepe Member
Anita Ramasastry Member
Michael P. Sullivan Member
Howard J. Swibel Member
Robert J. Tennessen Member
Juliet M. Moringiello Division D Chair Member
Nora Winkelman Division D Chair Member
Charles A. Trost Reporter
Ethan D. Millar ABA Advisor
Alexandra Darraby ABA Section Advisor
Scott Heyman ABA Section Advisor
Charolette Noel ABA Section Advisor
Carolyn C Atkinson Advisor
Beth Pearce Advisor
Liza Karsai Executive Director
Katie Robinson Staff Liaison
Kaitlin D. Wolff Staff Liaison