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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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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


  • February 19, 2020 – Two new uniform acts have been approved by the American Bar Association's House of Delegates as "appropriate Acts for those states desiring to adopt the specific substantive law suggested therein." The acts were approved at the ABA's ...

  • January 29, 2020 - At its recent 2020 Midyear Meeting, the Executive Committee of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) authorized the appointment of one new drafting committee and six new study committees. The new drafting committee is: Drafting Committee ...

  • 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, ...

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 ...


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