The Model Management of Public Employee Retirement Systems Act (MMPERSA) modernizes and clarifies rules governing the investment and management of public retirement systems’ assets. Public retirement systems become trusts operated under rules of prudent investment, ensuring the funds required to provide pension payments to public employees will be available when due. For further information about MMPERSA please contact ULC Chief Counsel Benjamin Orzeske at (312) 450-6621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Model Mandatory Disposition of Detainers Act (MMDDA) is a procedural statute establishing rules for the prompt disposition of detainers (i.e. warrants filed against persons already in custody) by providing that prosecuting officials, upon the request of the prisoner, must move forward with trial of the charge which caused the detainer. Failure to do so within a reasonable time brings about a dismissal of the charge and withdrawal of the detainer.
The Model Manufactured Housing Act (MMHA) allows owners of manufactured houses the option to classify their homes as either real property or personal property. A classification as real property could qualify the homebuyer for preferred mortgage terms but could also trigger property taxes. The MMHA allows each manufactured homeowner to determine which classification is preferable and title the home accordingly. For further information about enacting the MMHA please contact ULC Chief Counsel Benjamin Orzeske at (312) 450-6621 or email@example.com.
The Model Marital Property Act (MMPA) creates a class of property acquired during a marriage in which husband and wife have an equal interest. The MMPA allows common-law states to adopt a method of classifying property similar to the sytem used in community-property states. For more information about enacting the MMPA please contact ULC Chief Counsel Benjamin Orzeske at (312) 450-6621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Model Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA) is a comprehensive statute governing marriage and divorce. It minimizes the number of prohibited marriages, and includes the concept of no-fault divorce. For further information about enacting the MMDA please contact ULC Legislative Counsel Lindsay Beaver at (312) 450-6618 or email@example.com.
The Uniform Mediation Act (UMA) standardizes the mediation process and establishes a privilege of confidentiality for mediators and mediation participants. For further information about the UMA please contact Legislative Counsel Kari Bearman at (312) 450-6617 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act (UMOVA) simplifies the process of absentee voting for United States military and overseas civilians by making the process more uniform, convenient, secure and efficient. UMOVA covers all military personnel or their dependents, as well as U.S. citizens residing outside the United States who are unable to vote in-person. This latter category includes a class of voters not covered by the federal law in this area: U.S. citizens born overseas who have reached voting age without having resided in the United States. UMOVA applies to all statewide and local elections, as well as to all federal elections, both primary and general (and also special and run-off elections). For more information about the UMOVA, please contact ULC Legislative Counsel Lindsay Beaver at 312-450-6618 or email@example.com.
The Uniform Money Services Act (UMSA) regulates businesses offering currency exchange, money and wire transfer, and check cashing services. The act provides a framework for dealing with money laundering issues unique to non-depository providers of financial services, and facilitates and enhances enforcement of existing money laundering provisions. For further information about UMSA, please contact Legislative Program Director Kaitlin Wolff at (312) 450-6615 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Uniform Multiple-Person Accounts Act (UMPAA) is one of a series of acts governing non-probate transfers and compiled into Article 6 of the Uniform Probate Code. These acts can be adopted separately or as part of a UPC statute. UMPAA governs savings and checking accounts and encourages banks and credit unions to offer POD (pay on death) and agency (convenience) accounts for use by persons desiring some, but not all, the features of jointly owned accounts. For further information about the UMPAA please contact ULC Chief Counsel Benjamin Orzeske at (312) 450-6621 or email@example.com.
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