Legislative Fact Sheet - Electronic Legal Material Act

Act Electronic Legal Material Act
Origin Completed by Uniform Law Commissioners in 2011.
Description The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act establishes an outcomes-based, technology-neutral framework for providing online legal material with the same level of trustworthiness traditionally provided by publication in a law book. The Act requires that official electronic legal material be: (1) authenticated, by providing a method to determine that it is unaltered; (2) preserved, either in electronic or print form; and (3) accessible, for use by the public on a permanent basis.
  • Approved by the American Bar Association
  • Endorsed by the American Association of Law Librarians
  • Endorsed by the ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress
Enactments Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Washington, West Virginia
2018 Introductions Massachusetts, Michigan, New York
Staff Liaison(s) Brian Lewis, Katie Robinson