The Uniform Certificate of Title Act (UCOTA) provides comprehensive and modern rules for the administration and transfer of title certificates for motor vehicles. For further information about the UCOTA, please contact Legislative Program Director Kaitlin Wolff at 312-450-6615 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Uniform Certificate of Title for Vessels Act (UCOTVA) regulates the titling of boats in a manner similar to the way that all states now issue titles for automobiles. By ensuring that a boat's rightful owner is easily identifiable, UCOTVA will promote financing of vessels and deter theft. UCOTVA will also protect consumers by requiring a title to disclose whether the hull of a vessel has been previously damaged in a manner that affects the vessel's integrity. For further information about UCOTVA, please contact Legislative Program Director Kaitlin Wolff at 312-450-6615 or email@example.com.
The Uniform Certification of Questions of Law Act (UCQLA) assures that key interpretations of a state's law are made by the state's own highest court, by empowering the court to answer questions certified to it by a federal court, an appellate court of another state, or courts of Canada and Mexico. It can be adopted by legislation or by court rule.
The Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act (UCAPA) provides courts with guidelines to follow during custody disputes and divorce proceedings in order to help them identify families at risk for abduction and prevent the abduction of children. For more information about UCAPA please contact ULC Legislative Counsel Libby Snyder at 312-450-6619 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) limits the state with jurisdiction over child custody to one, avoiding competing orders. The act also provides enforcement provisions for child custody orders. For more information about the UCCJEA, please contact ULC Legislative Counsel Libby Snyder at email@example.com.
The Model Child Witness Testimony by Alternative Methods Act (MCWTAMA) addresses procedural issues when children are witnesses, and provides methods of taking and preserving the testimony of children. For further information about enacting the MCWTAMA, please contact ULC Legislative Counsel Libby Snyder at 312-450-6619 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Uniform Civil Remedies for Unauthorized Disclosure of Intimate Images Act (UCRUDIIA) establishes civil remedies for victims who experience the disclosure of their private, sexually explicit images without consent and for no legitimate purpose. For further information about UCRUDIIA, please contact Legislative Program Director Kaitlin Wolff at 312-450-6615 or email@example.com.
The Model Class Actions Act (MCAA) provides complete procedures to govern the conduct of a class action law suit. It sets forth the requirements that must be satisfied if a class action is to be brought, and it authorizes the certification of a class action.
The rate of nonmarital cohabitation within the U.S. is increasing rapidly. Today, states have no consistent approach for addressing whether and how cohabitants can enforce contract and equitable claims against each other when the relationship ends. The Uniform Cohabitants' Economic Remedies Act does not create any special status for cohabitants. In most instances, the Act defers to other state law governing contracts and claims between individuals. The Act enables cohabitants to exercise the usual rights of individual citizens of a state to contract and to successfully maintain contract and equitable claims against others in appropriate circumstances. The Act affirms the capacity of each cohabitant to contract with the other and to maintain claims with respect to "contributions to the relationship" without regard to any intimate relationship that exists between them and without subjecting them to hurdles that would not be imposed on litigants of similar claims. The Act ensures that the nature of the relationship of the parties is not a bar to a successful claim.
The Uniform Collaborative Law Act (UCLA) regulates the use of collaborative law, a voluntary form of alternative dispute resolution. It may be enacted by legislation, court rule, or a combination of the two. For further information about enacting the UCLA, please contact Legislative Counsel Kari Bearman at 312-450-6617 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Model Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act (MCCCA) addresses the penalties and disqualifications that individuals face incidental to criminal sentencing. The act's provisions are largely procedural, and are designed to rationalize and clarify widely accepted policies and practices. For more information about the MCCCA please contact Legislative Counsel Libby Snyder at 312-450-6619 or email@example.com.
Until recently, college athletes have not been allowed to receive compensation for the use of their name, image, or likeness (NIL) while still maintaining athletic eligibility. The Uniform College Athlete Name, Image, or Likeness Act allows college athletes to earn compensation for the use of their NIL while also providing reasonable protections to educational institutions, athletic associations, and conferences. This act will provide a clear and uniform framework for states to enact that allows college athletes to earn compensation for the use of their NIL while maintaining a level playing field across state lines. For information about enacting this uniform act, please contact ULC Legislative Counsel Libby Snyder at (312) 450-6619 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Receivership is an equitable remedy allowing a court to oversee the orderly management and disposition of property subject to a lawsuit. Although the remedy is not new, there is no standard set of receivership rules and the courts of different states have applied widely varying standards. This Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receivership Act (UCRERA) applies to receiverships involving commercial real estate, and provides a standard set of rules for courts to apply. It will result in greater predictability for litigants, lenders, and other parties doing business with a company subject to receivership. For more information about UCRERA please contact Legislative Counsel Jane Sternecky at 312-450-6622 or email@example.com.
Drawn from the provisions of the new Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act, the Common Interest Owners Bill of Rights Act (UCIOBORA) supplements existing state law with updates and consumer protections for the owners of real property included in a condominium, planned community, or real estate cooperative. UCIOBORA is appropriate for states that wish to adopt UCIOA's protections for homeowners without UCIOA's regulations governing real estate development. For more information about UCIOBORA, please contact ULC Chief Counsel Benjamin Orzeske at 312-450-6621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act governs the formation, management, and termination of common interest communities, including condominiums, homeowner associations, and real estate cooperatives. The 2021 amendments to the Act update it to address recent legal and technological developments.
Uniform Community Property Disposition at Death Act (UCPDDA). Community property acquired by a married couple retains its character as community property even when the couple relocates to reside in a non-community property state. This result creates potential distribution problems at the death of the first spouse and also creates potential estate planning opportunities. However, a probate court or trustee in a non-community property state may not recognize the character of community property in a decedent's estate, which could lead to a misallocation of the decedent’s property, and potentially to disputes between a surviving spouse and the decedent’s other heirs. This act is an update of a 1971 act that applied only to probate proceedings. The UCPDDA also addresses non-probate transfers of community property and provides clear default rules to ensure the proper disposition of community property from any estate, in any jurisdiction. It is recommended for adoption by all non-community property states.
The Model Computer Information Transactions Act (MCITA) adopts the accepted and familiar principles of contract law, setting the rules for creating electronic contracts and the use of electronic signatures for contract adoption -- thereby making computer information transactions as well-grounded in the law as traditional transactions.
The Uniform Condominium Act (UCA) contains comprehensive provisions for the creation, management, and termination of condominium associations, including point-of-sale consumer protection. For further information about adopting the UCA please contact Legislative Counsel Jane Sternecky at (312) 450-6622 or email@example.com.
The Uniform Conservation Easement Act (UCEA) authorizes the creation of permanent easements on real property for conservation and historic preservation purposes. The common law of property prohibited such restrictions, so a statute is necessary to ensure conservation easements are legally enforceable. With the UCEA in force, a landowner can create a conservation easement and be eligible to receive favorable federal income tax benefits for a charitable donation, preserving undeveloped or historic property for future generations. For more information about the UCEA, please contact ULC Chief Counsel Benjamin Orzeske at (312) 450-6621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Model Consumer Credit Code (MCCC) is a balanced consumer protection law, providing comprehensive regulation of consumer credit. It applies to consumer credit transactions, and excludes business credit transactions.
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