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Public Expression Protection Act

The Uniform Public Expression Protection Act is designed to prevent an abusive type of litigation called a “SLAPP,” or “strategic lawsuit against public participation.” A SLAPP may be filed as a defamation, invasion of privacy, nuisance, or other type of claim, but its real purpose is to silence...

Probate Code (2019)

The promulgation of the Uniform Parentage Act (2017) has necessitated amendments to the Uniform Probate Code’s intestacy and class-gift provisions. The 2019 Amendments to the Uniform Probate Code provide a more consistent formula for determining intestate shares within blended families, remove...

Appointment of Commissioners Act

The Model Act to Provide for the Appointment of Commissioners, promulgated in 1944, provides states with statutory provisions for the appointment of Uniform Law Commissioners, and defines their responsibilities.

Athlete Agents Act

The Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act (RUAAA) is an update of the Uniform Athlete Agents Act of 2000, which has been enacted in 42 states. The 2000 Act governs relations among student athletes, athlete agents, and educational institutions, protecting the interests of student athletes and...

Athlete Agents Act, Amendment

An Amendment to the Uniform Athlete Agents Act applies to changes that the NCAA made to its bylaws in August of 2018 to provide student athletes with more freedom and flexibility to explore the possibility of going professional while retaining their college eligibility. Under the new NCAA...

Automated Operation of Vehicles Act

The Uniform Automated Operation of Vehicles Act regulates important aspects of the operation of automated vehicles. This act covers the deployment of automated vehicles on roads held open to the public by reconciling automated driving with a typical state motor vehicle code. Many of the act’s...

Electronic Wills Act

The Uniform Electronic Wills Act permits testators to execute an electronic will and allows probate courts to give electronic wills legal effect. Most documents that were traditionally printed on paper can now be created, transferred, signed, and recorded in electronic form. Since 2000 the...

Registration of Canadian Money Judgments Act

The Uniform Registration of Canadian Money Judgments Act will facilitate the enforcement of Canadian money judgments in the United States in a manner comparable to the way U.S. money judgments are enforced in Canada through its Canadian Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act. This Act is...

UCC Article 4, Bank Deposits and Collections

The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) is organized into nine substantive articles, each article governing a separate area of the law. UCC Article 4 governs bank deposits and collections. For further information about the UCC please contact ULC Legislative Program Director Katie Robinson at (312)...

Fiduciary Income and Principal Act

The Uniform Fiduciary Income and Principal Act (UFIPA) is a revision of the former Uniform Principal and Income Act with a new name to differentiate the act from its three predecessor versions. While older trusts often had clear delineation between income and principal interests, modern trust...