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The Colorado Commission on Uniform State Laws (CCUSL) is created in section 2-3-601, C.R.S., 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 legislatures.

Uniform 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.

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.  ULC also approved four new acts for adoption by the states:
  • Uniform Act on Prevention of and Remedies for Human Trafficking
  • Uniform Powers of Appointment Act
  • Uniform Harmonized Business Organization Code (UHBOC)
  • Amendments to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act Pertaining to International Proceedings
Other drafts that were debated 2013 annual meeting but not scheduled for final approval include:
  • 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 Act
More information about the 2013 proposed legislation can be found here.

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 Seattle in July 2014.

Videos concerning the ULC are available here.

CCUSL Meetings and Uniform
Laws Adopted in Colorado

Under Joint 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.

CCUSL's meeting notices and agendas are available here.

Subscribe 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.

CCUSL Membership

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 as commissioners.

In 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 Legal 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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