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.
At its 125th Annual Meeting, this year held in Stowe, Vermont, the ULC approved six new acts for adoption by the states:
Also at the Annual Meeting, the Executive Committee of the ULC authorized the appointment of two new drafting committees and three new study committees. The new committees are in addition to the 29 drafting and study committee project descriptions released earlier this year.
- Uniform Employee and Student Online Privacy Protection Act
- Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act
- Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act
- Uniform Unsworn Domestic Declarations Act
- Uniform Wage Garnishment Act
- Amendment to the Revised Uniform Law on Notarial Acts
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 will be 10:00 a.m. on September 9, 2016 in HCR 0112.
CCUSL's meeting notices and agendas are available here.
to the CCUSL mailing list if you wish to receive an
e-mail notification regarding CCUSL meetings.
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
-- 2012 -- 2011 -- 2010 -- 2009 -- 2008 -- 2007 -- 2006 -- 2005 -- 2004 -- 2003 -- 2002