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 2014-2015 Guide to Uniform and Model Acts lists the uniform and model acts currently recommended for enactment.
its 124th Annual Meeting, this year held in Williamsburg, Virginia, the
Uniform Law Commission approved seven new acts for adoption by the
Also at the Annual Meeting, the Executive Committee of the ULC authorized the appointment of two new drafting committees and three new study committees. These are in addition to the new committees authorized at its 2015 Midyear meeting. The four new drafting committees are:
- Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act
- Uniform Home Foreclosure Procedures Act
- Revised Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act
- Uniform Trust Decanting Act
- Uniform Commercial Real Estate Receiverships Act
- Uniform Recognition and Enforcement of Canadian Domestic Violence Protection Orders Act
- Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act
The six new study committees are:
- Drafting Committee on a Uniform Electronic Registry for Residential Mortgage Notes
- Drafting Committee to Revise the Uniform Principal and Income Act
- Drafting Committee on a Model Veterans’ Court Act
- Drafting Committee on Amendments to the Model Tribal Secured Transactions Act
Here are links to ULC’s currently operating study committees and drafting committees.
- Study Committee on Involuntary Pornography
- Study Committee on Model Equal Rights Act
- Study Committee on Regulation of Drones
- Study Committee on Bad Faith Patent Litigation
- Study Committee on Declarations of Quarantine
Committee on Possible Amendments to the Uniform Parentage Act, and
other ULC Acts, in Light of Potential Supreme Court Decisions
Concerning Same-Sex Marriage
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 ScheduleCCUSL
will hold its next meeting on Monday, November 30 at 1:00 p.m. in Committee Room 0112 in the Colorado State Capitol building.
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.
ULC Acts under consideration for 2016 introduction in 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.
Here are lists of former and current members of CCUSL, organized chronologically and alphabetically.
CCUSL Annual Reports
-- 2012 -- 2011 -- 2010 -- 2009 -- 2008 -- 2007 -- 2006 -- 2005 -- 2004 -- 2003 -- 2002