Other Committees

The ULC also establishes committees which do not fall under the category of standing or special committees. These “Other Committees” are specialized committees assigned for a specific purpose, such as committees which monitor a certain area of the law, or committees which establish liaison with other relevant organizations.

American Bar Association Committee  

The Committee on Liaison with the American Bar Association is charged with the responsibility of fostering cooperation, better understanding and improved relations between the ULC and the ABA.

 

American Indian Tribes and Nations Committee  

The Committee on Liaison with American Indian Tribes and Nations, in addition to providing a general liaison function for the introduction of applicable Uniform and Model Acts into tribal codes and assisting tribes in developing tribal codes, is currently drafting a Model Tribal Probate Code with participation by tribal attorneys and council members as well as Indian Law scholars. The Committee previously drafted a version of Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code suitable for use by tribal governments, which has been adopted by a number of tribes and nations. The Committee will continue to explore and undertake other drafting projects for use by Indian tribes and nations.”

 

Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Committee  

The Committee to Monitor Developments in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution was created to monitor developments and trends in civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution, to provide information to the Scope and Program and Executive Committees about these issues, to offer suggestions of issues that may be appropriate for uniform state law, and to offer suggestions on whether current ULC acts in this area should be revised, amended or withdrawn.

 

Criminal Justice Reform Committee  

The Criminal Justice Reform Committee monitors the need for and feasibility of model and uniform state laws that effectuate criminal justice reform and serves as an advisory committee to the Committee on Scope and Program on potential and emerging legislative developments in criminal justice reform. The Committee may be asked to review and consider proposals for criminal justice reform work, but also should consider and when appropriate present proposals to Scope and Program for necessary and feasible uniform or model state laws.

 

Healthcare Law Committee  

The Committee to Monitor Developments in Healthcare Law was formed to study and monitor any developments in health care law, provide information to the ULC about these issues, offer suggestions of issues that may be appropriate for uniform state laws, and to offer suggestions and input, upon request, to the ULC about healthcare law and related issues.

 

International Legal Developments Committee  

The Committee on International Legal Developments was formed to monitor progress of ULC projects that include international subject matter; monitor activities of organizations in the international field that may affect matters of state law; provide recommendations to the Committee on Scope and Program regarding formation of study and drafting committees relating to international law subjects; and provide recommendations to the Executive Committee regarding ULC participation in international activities.

 

Legislative Attorneys Committee  

The Committee of Legislative Attorneys is composed of legislative drafting attorneys from the state legislative drafting offices and reference bureaus. The committee helps foster relationships with organizations that routinely interact with state legislatures, such as CSG and NCSL.

 

State and Federal Relations and Liaisons with Other Organizations  

The Committee on State and Federal Relations was formed to monitor activities at the federal level that may affect matters of state law. The committee is charged with the responsibility of fostering cooperation, better understanding and improved relations between the ULC and the federal government and federal agencies. The Committee also provides recommendations to the Executive Committee regarding ULC outreach to Congress or federal agencies. The committee is also responsible for liaising and coordinating with other state-law organizations.

 

Technology Committee  

The Committee on Technology was formed to study and monitor developments in technology, particularly as new technologies impact current ULC Acts. The committee provides information to the Scope and Program Committee on these issues and may offer suggestions of issues that may be appropriate for a uniform or model law.

 

Uniform Commercial Code  

The Committee on the Uniform Commercial Code monitors state legislative activity on the Uniform Commercial Code, as well as current drafting activities of the Uniform Commercial Code or other drafting that may affect the Code.