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Since 1892, the ULC has provided states with non-partisan, carefully conceived uniform laws. Our work simplifies life for people who live, work, or travel in multiple states and improves local economies by facilitating interstate commerce. Each uniform act is drafted in an open and deliberative process that draws on the expertise of state-appointed commissioners, legal advisors and observers.

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Stronger States

The ULC promotes state autonomy by providing a process for state governments to collaborate on issues where uniformity of law is necessary but federal oversight is not. Uniform acts provide rules and procedures that are consistent from state to state but that also reflect the diverse experience of the states when appropriate.

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Annual Meeting 2020

Uniform law commissioners from across the country convene each summer to review draft acts and approve new uniform laws. The 2020 annual meeting will be held in Madison, Wisconsin from July 10 to July 16, 2020.

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Upcoming Events


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  • August 12, 2019 - Uniform law commissioners from around the country met in Anchorage, Alaska for the 128 th Annual Meeting of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), held from July 12 through July 18. In addition to the approval of five new uniform acts, ...

  • August 6, 2019 – Carl H. Lisman, partner in the Burlington, Vermont, law firm Lisman Leckerling, P.C., was elected President of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) at the 128 th Annual Meeting of the ULC, which recently concluded in Anchorage, Alaska.  ...

  • July 24, 2019 - At its recent 2019 Annual Meeting, the Executive Committee of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) authorized the appointment of three new drafting committees and four new study committees. The new drafting committees are: Drafting Committee ...

2020 Annual Meeting

Uniform law commissioners from across the country convene each summer to review draft acts and approve new uniform laws. The 2020 annual meeting will be held in Madison, Wisconsin from July 10th through July 16th.

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Drafting Projects

Alternatives to Bail Committee

The Alternatives to Bail Drafting Committee will draft state legislation addressing alternatives to bail in the criminal justice system. Money bail is one of the tools used by courts to ensure that a person accused of committing a crime will return to court for trial and is common in ...

Fundraising Through Public Appeals Committee


Crowdfunding is the practice of raising funds via the internet, through web sites designed for that purpose. When the amount of funds raised is large, certain legal issues can arise involving the management ...

Unregulated Transfers of Adopted Children Committee

This committee will draft uniform or model law addressing the transfer of adopted children, whether through use of a power of attorney or other mechanism or means ...

Resources

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Introduction to the ULC

Videos detailing the work of the ULC. Learn about what we do and who we are.

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How to Propose a Uniform Law

Have an issue which requires the uniformity of law? Find out how to submit your idea here.

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ULC Publications

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ULC's Achievements

Learn about the ULC and our triumphs during our century long history.

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The official blog of the Uniform Law Commission complete with news and updates.

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