Acts Overview

The ULC has promulgated more than 300 uniform and model acts on numerous subjects that improve the laws of commerce, family and domestic relations, real estate transactions, trusts and estates, alternate dispute resolution, and much more.

Some examples of the ULC’s most widely adopted acts include: the Uniform Commercial Code, which has standardized and simplified the law of commerce in the United States; the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, which has enabled organ and tissue transplants since 1968; the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, which ensures that business secrets are protected; the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act and the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act, which provide protections and guidance in support and custody issues; the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, which validates electronic records and electronic signatures; and the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act, which establishes standards for investments by universities and nonprofits. All of these are the law in almost every State.