July 16, 2021 - Uniform law commissioners from around the country met in Madison, Wisconsin, for the 130th Annual Meeting of the Uniform law Commission (ULC), held from July 9 through July 15. In addition to the approval of seven new uniform acts, there were two new study committees appointed, four new drafting committees appointed, and a new slate of officers elected.
Highlights from the 2021 annual meeting include:
Seven new uniform acts were approved:
Other drafts which were debated at the ULC annual meeting, but which were not scheduled for final approval, include the Telehealth Act, the Alcohol Direct-Shipping Compliance Act, the Public Meetings During Emergencies Act, and amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code regarding Emerging Technologies.
Two new study committees were approved:
Four new drafting committees were approved:
ULC officers for 2021-2022 were also elected:
Other leadership positions include:
The ULC, now in its 130th year, comprises more than 350 practicing lawyers, governmental lawyers, judges, law professors, and lawyer-legislators from every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Commissioners are appointed by their states to draft and promote enactment of uniform laws that are designed to solve problems common to all the states.
After receiving the ULC's seal of approval, a uniform act is officially promulgated for consideration by the states, and legislatures are urged to adopt it. Since its inception in 1892, the ULC has been responsible for more than 200 acts, among them such bulwarks of state statutory law as the Uniform Commercial Code, the Uniform Probate Code, the Uniform Partnership Act, and the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.
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