July 15, 2022 - Uniform law commissioners from around the country met in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for the 131st Annual Meeting of the Uniform law Commission (ULC), held from July 8 through July 14. In addition to the approval of five new uniform or model acts, there were four new study committees appointed and one new drafting committee appointed. Highlights from the 2022 annual meeting include:
Five new acts were approved:
- Amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code to Accommodate Emerging Technologies
- Uniform Alcohol Direct Shipping Compliance Act
- Uniform Electronic Estate Planning Documents
- Model Public Meetings During Emergencies Act
- Uniform Telehealth Act
Other drafts debated at the ULC annual meeting, but which were not scheduled for final approval, include the Special Deposits Act, Updates to the Uniform Unincorporated Organization Acts, Debt Collection Default Judgments Act, Mortgage Modifications Act, Public Health Emergency Authorities Act, Restrictive Covenants in Deeds Act, Updates to the Uniform Health Care Decisions Act, and Tenancy in Common Ownership Default Rules Act.
Four new study committees were approved:
- Study Committee on Model Marketable Title Act
- Study Committee on Use of Tokens or Other Similar Products in Real Property Transactions
- Study Committee on Indian Child Welfare Act Issues
- Study Committee on Hague Judgments Convention, Final Non-Monetary Judgments, and Interim Relief
One new drafting committee was approved:
- Drafting Committee on Recurring Service Charges
ULC officers for 2022-2023 are:
- ULC President: Dan Robbins, California
- ULC Vice President: Diane Boyer-Vine, California
- ULC Secretary: Ryan Leonard, Oklahoma
- ULC Treasurer: Thomas J. Buiteweg, Michigan
Other leadership positions include:
- Chair, ULC Executive Committee: Tim Berg, Arizona
- Chair, ULC Scope and Program Committee: Lisa Jacobs, Pennsylvania
- Chair, ULC Legislative Committee: Steve Wilborn, Kentucky
The ULC, now in its 131st 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.
More information: www.uniformlaws.org
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Contact: Katie Robinson, ULC Senior Director, Strategy & Communications, krobinson@...
Senior Director for Strategy and Communications