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.
In March 2016, the ULC released descriptions of 29 drafting and study committee projects. ULC newly approved committees include the:
Drafting committees expected to present drafts for final approval at the 2016 ULC Annual Meeting in July include the:
- Drafting Committee to Revise UCC Articles 1, 3, and 9;
- Study Committee on Event Data Recorders in Cars;
- Study Committee on Identity Management in Electronic Commerce; and
- Study Committee on Trust Management of Funds Raised through Public Fundraising.
committees expected to present first or revised drafts for
consideration at the 2016 ULC Annual Meeting include subjects on
criminal records, divided trusteeship, guardianship and protective
proceedings, child custody and visitation, parentage, limited liability
companies, virtual currency businesses, and veterans’ courts.
- Drafting Committee on Employee and Student Online Privacy Protection Act;
- Drafting Committee on Family Law Arbitration;
- Drafting Committee on Unsworn Domestic Declarations;
- Drafting Committee on A Wage Garnishment Act; and
- Drafting Committee to Revise the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act.
Here are links to ULC’s currently operating study committees and drafting committees.
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
Uniform acts adopted by the Colorado General Assembly are available here. Two uniform acts became law in Colorado in 2016:
Upcoming Committee ScheduleThe next CCUSL meeting is scheduled for the ULC national conference in Stowe, VT, scheduled for July 7 through 14.
CCUSL's meeting notices and agendas are available here.
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the CCUSL has an upcoming meeting.
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. Serving as commissioners for 2016 are Robert Gardner, Claire
Levy, Anne McGihon, Brandon Shaffer, Senator Pat Steadman and
Representative Yeulin Willett.
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
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