The Colorado Commission on Uniform State Laws (CCUSL) is created in
and is charged with working with the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) to promote uniformity in
state laws where uniformity may be deemed desirable and practicable.
This is achieved by developing proposed uniform legislation through the
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 ULC 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.
The 2013-2014 Guide to Uniform and Model Acts lists the uniform and model acts currently recommended for enactment.
At its most recent annual meeting in July 2014, the Executive Committee
of the ULC authorized the appointment of numerous study
committees and drafting committees. ULC also
approved four new acts for adoption by the states:
Other drafts that were debated at the 2014 annual meeting but not scheduled
for final approval include:
- Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (formerly the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act)
- Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
- Recognition of Substitute Decision-Making Documents Act
- Revisions to the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act Section 3-116
More information about the 2014 proposed legislation can be found here.
- Amendments to the Uniform Athlete Agents Act
- Family Law Arbitration Act
- Home Foreclosure Procedures Act
- Model Act on Commercial Real Estate Receiverships
- Recognition and Enforcement of Canadian Domestic Violence Protection Orders Act
- Revised Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
- Series of Unincorporated Business Entities Act
- Trust Decanting Act
A listing of the ULC's current, newly formed, and recently completed study and drafting projects can be found here.
ULC will be holding its next annual meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia in July 2015.
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 ULC
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
Upcoming Committee ScheduleWednesday, January 28, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. - Senate Committee Room 356
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 2015-16, Robert Gardner, Claire Levy, Anne McGihon, Brandon
Shaffer, and Representative Jon Keyser and Senator Pat Steadman were
appointed as commissioners.
addition, any Colorado citizen who is elected as a life member of the ULC (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
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