The Colorado Commission on Uniform State Laws (CCUSL) is created in
and is charged with working with the National Conference of
Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) to promote uniformity in
state laws where uniformity may be deemed desirable and practicable.
This is achieved by developing proposed uniform legislation through the
Uniform Law Commission (ULC)
that can be adopted by the various state
on Uniform State Laws
laws are developed after formation of a study committee and, if the
results of the study are positive, a drafting committee. Draft acts are
submitted to NCCUSL at its annual meeting. Each act must be considered
section by section at no less than two annual meetings by all
commissioners sitting as a Committee of the Whole.
At its most recent annual meeting in July 2013, the Executive Committee
of the ULC authorized the appointment of numerous study
committees and drafting committees. NCCUSL also
approved four new acts for adoption by the states:
Other drafts that were debated 2013 annual meeting but not scheduled
for final approval include:
- Uniform Act on Prevention of and Remedies for
- Uniform Powers of Appointment Act
- Uniform Harmonized Business Organization Code
- Amendments to the Uniform Child Custody
Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act Pertaining to International Proceedings
More information about the 2013 proposed legislation can be found here.
- Home Foreclosure Procedures Act
- Fiduciary Access to Digital Information Act
- Revision to the Uniform Residential Landlord
and Tenant Act
- Interjurisdictional Recognition of Substitute
Decision-Making Documents Act
- Amendments to the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer
A listing of the ULC's current, newly formed, and recently completed study and drafting projects can be found here.
NCCUSL will be holding its next annual meeting in Seattle
in July 2014.
Videos concerning the ULC are available here.
CCUSL Meetings and Uniform
Rule 24 (b) (1) (D),
CCUSL may recommend bills for introduction during a legislative session
of the Colorado General Assembly. CCUSL meets at the annual summer
NCCUSL conference to adopt a preliminary legislative agenda for the
upcoming regular session. It then typically meets at least once prior
to the next regular session to finalize the agenda.
Laws Adopted in
CCUSL's meeting notices and agendas are available here.
to the CCUSL mailing list if you wish to receive an
e-mail notification that
the CCUSL has an upcoming meeting.
Uniform acts adopted by the Colorado General Assembly are available here.
Colorado's commissioners are required to be attorneys admitted to
practice law in Colorado. Six members are appointed or reappointed by
joint resolution of the General Assembly and serve terms of two years.
For 2013-14, Stanley Kent, Anne McGihon, Donald Mielke, Brandon
Shaffer, and Representatives Claire Levy and Bob Gardner were appointed
addition, any Colorado citizen who is elected as a life member of the
NCCUSL (after twenty years of membership) is a member of the Colorado
Commission. The currently active life members are Thomas Grimshaw,
Donald Mielke, and Charles Pike.
The Director of the Office of Legislative Legal Services, or the
Director's designee, has the same status as appointed members of the
commission and also serves as the ex officio secretary of the Colorado
Commission. Thomas Morris was appointed as the Director's designee to
the Commission on March 2, 2011. The Office of Legislative
Services also provides assistance to the legislative members of the
Colorado Commission in their efforts to enact legislation regarding
uniform acts. The Committee on Legal Services is statutorily
charged with filling vacancies on the Colorado Commission.
A list of former and current members of CCUSL is available here.
CCUSL Annual Reports
-- 2012 -- 2011 -- 2010 -- 2009 -- 2008 -- 2007 -- 2006 -- 2005 -- 2004 -- 2003 -- 2002
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