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The links listed below under the names of uniform laws and model acts (see what is the difference between a uniform act and a model  act) point to state-enacted versions of laws that the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), also known as the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL), and a few special-interest groups have drafted and recommended for enactment by the states. (In some cases, not all of a state’s enacted uniform laws are listed here even though they are available. Entries will be added as time permits.)
Whenever possible, a link here leads directly to the state-enacted version of the law in question (although sometimes it will be necessary to scroll down the displayed page, or do a browser search, so as to bring the law into view) or leads to a table-of-contents page having links to the sections (or larger parts) of the law in question.
However, some states’ laws are presented on the internet in ways making it impossible to link directly to a given law. A link on the state name is given in such a case. The state statutes will be opened in a separate window (or tab), and then it will be necessary to navigate to the law in question. Moreover, because there is no feasible way to monitor changes in the laws of those states, it is possible that a citation reference given on this page could be inaccurate.

Names of laws are alphabetized by the first significant word, disregarding “uniform,” “model,” “state,” “multistate,” “act,” “law,” “code,” “rules,” and articles and prepositions.

Use this selection list to see a page of links to the uniform laws and model acts enacted in a particular state. (For some states, although the state statutes may be accessible on the internet, links have not yet been created on this site for the uniform laws.)

For whatever this may be worth . . . Nevada appears to have enacted more uniform laws than any other state, and most of those appear to reflect the recommended versions with few or no changes.

The Uniform Law Commission provides a summary of current state legislative activity on uniform laws, which is organized by act and by state. The Uniform Law Commission also provides information on which states have adopted a particular uniform law; those pages are linked on “Legislative Activity” in the entries below.

See also the Wikipedia article “List of Uniform Acts (United States),” which has links to other articles on particular uniform acts and model acts. (A site formerly maintained by the University of Pennsylvania Law School, which had links to drafts of proposed uniform laws and model acts and proposed revisions of existing laws and acts, is defunct. The content of that site has not been preserved at any other web site, unfortunately.)

What Are “Uniform” Acts and “Model” Acts

What is a “uniform” law? The Uniform Law Commission states, “The Uniform Law Commission drafts uniform laws for the states to consider and enact. A uniform act is one that seeks to establish the same law on a subject among the various jurisdictions. When the term ‘uniform’ is used in the nation’s laws, it is highly likely that the ULC drafted the act. The ULC also promulgates ‘model’ acts. An act may be designated as ‘model’ if the act’s principal purposes can be substantially achieved even if the act is not adopted in its entirety by every state.”

The difference was explained as follows by the Michigan Law Revision Commission (1997). “Unlike a Uniform Act, whose principal objective is to obtain immediate uniformity among the States on a particular legal subject, a Model Act may be more of an experimental effort to assist States in developing effective new approaches to a particular problem area of the law. A Model Act may contain more novel approaches, the efficacy of which can only be attained through some trial and error. Although uniformity may prove to be desirable at some point, it is not imperative in the short term.”

In practice, if a “uniform” act fails to receive the expected support among state legislatures, the Uniform Law Commission may relegate it, informally, to model-act status by simply referring to it as a “model” act. See, e.g., Cal. L. Rev. Comm’n, “Mechanic’s Liens: Issues and Other Approaches,” Memo. 2000-26, p. 14 (2000) (concluding that the Uniform Construction Lien Act was thus relegated to model-act status).

Organizations other than the Uniform Law Commission have sponsored model acts, some of which are listed below on this page. For instance, the Model Business Corporation Act was created under the aegis of the American Bar Association. Those model acts, like the ULC-sponsored model acts, are recommended for the purpose of promoting the uniformity of state laws.

See also a collection of suggested state legislation maintained by the Council of State Governments.

 

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  • Uniform Abortion Act  (1971)
  • Uniform Absence as Evidence of Death and Absentees’ Property Act  (1939)
  • Uniform Acknowledgment Act  (1939, am. 1942, 1949, 1955, 1960)
    See also the Uniform Recognition of Acknowledgments Act. Both acts were superseded by the Uniform Law on Notarial Acts.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 16-47-201 et seq.
      Maryland: Md. Code, State Gov. art., § 19-101 et seq.
  • Uniform Act for/on/to . . . see under the first significant word:
  • Uniform Act on Blood Tests to Determine Paternity
  • Uniform Act for the Extradition of Persons of Unsound Mind
  • Uniform Act on Fresh Pursuit
  • Uniform Act on Interstate Arbitration of Death Taxes
  • Uniform Act on Interstate Compromise of Death Taxes
  • Uniform Act on Intestacy, Wills, and Donative Transfers
  • Uniform Act on Intrastate Fresh Pursuit
  • Uniform Act for Out-of-State Probationer or Parolee Supervision
  • Uniform Act on Paternity
  • Uniform Act to Secure the Attendance of Witnesses From Without a State in Criminal Proceedings
  • Uniform Act Governing Secured Creditors’ Dividends in Liquidation Proceedings
  • Uniform Act for the Simplification of Fiduciary Security Transfers
  • Uniform Act on the Status of Convicted Persons
  • Model State Administrative Procedure Act  (1946; rev. 1961; rev. 1981; rev. 2010)
    This act provides procedures for promulgating administrative regulations, and for adjudicating disputes before administrative bodies, and establishes a central office for administrative judges. The 2010 revision updates the act to recognize electronic communications and other state procedural innovations since the act was originally promulgated.
  • Uniform Adoption Act  (1969; rev. 1994)
    This is a comprehensive codification of adoption law, covering everything from birth parent consent to adoption records confidentiality.
  • Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act  (2007)
    This act addresses the issue of jurisdiction over adult guardianships, conservatorships and other protective proceedings, providing a mechanism for resolving multi-state jurisdictional disputes. The goal is that only one state will have jurisdiction at any one time.
  • Uniform State Law for Aeronautics  (1922)
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 41-1-101 et seq.
  • Uniform Agricultural Cooperative Association Act  (1936)
    This act was declared obsolete by the Uniform Law Commission in 1944. A modern alternative is the Uniform Limited Cooperative Association Act.
  • Uniform Aircraft Financial Responsibility Act  (1954)
  • Uniform Air Licensing Act
  • Uniform Alcoholism and Intoxication Treatment Act  (1971)
  • Uniform Anatomical Gift Act  (1968; rev. 1987; rev. 2006, am. 2009)
    The 2006 revision reflects changes in federal law and regulation and related developments in the field of organ donation, thereby facilitating the availability of organs for transplantation.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 22-19-160 et seq. … See also § 22-19-50 et seq. (1987 text; superseded 2008) and § 22-19-40 et seq. (1968 text; superseded 2003).
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 20-17-601 et seq.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 12-34-101 et seq.
      Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. § 311.165 et seq. … Scroll down to “.165” or browser-search for it.
      Oklahoma: 63 Okla. Stat. § 2200.1 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Ancillary Administration of Estates Act
  • Uniform Anti-Gambling Act  (1952)
  • Uniform State Antitrust Act
  • Uniform Apportionment of Tort Responsibility Act  (2002, am. 2003)
    This act sets out rules to allocate financial responsibility among multiple parties liable to others for negligent or willful misconduct.
  • Uniform Arbitration Act  (1956; rev. 2000)
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 16-108-201 et seq.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-22-201 et seq. … Scroll down to “Part 2.”
      Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. § 417.045 et seq. … Scroll down to “.045” or browser-search for it.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Cts. & Jud. Proc. art., § 3-201 et seq. … Scroll down to “3-201.”
      Oklahoma: 12 Okla. Stat. § 1851 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Asset-Freezing Orders Act  (2012)
    This act creates a uniform process for the issuance of asset-freezing orders, which are in personam orders freezing the assets of a defendant in order to prevent a party from dissipating assets prior to judgment.
  • Uniform Assignment of Rents Act  (2005)
    This act establishes a comprehensive statutory model for the creation, perfection, and enforcement of security interests in rents.
  • Uniform Athlete Agents Act  (2000)
    This act governs relations among student athletes, athlete agents, and educational institutions. It protects the interests of student athletes and academic institutions by regulating the activities of athlete agents.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 8-26A-1 et seq.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 17-16-101 et seq.
      Oklahoma: 70 Okla. Stat. § 821.81 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Audio-Visual Deposition [Act] [Rule]  (1978)
    This act authorizes the use of audio-visual means for the recording of depositions. The recorded material becomes an official record of the deposition.
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  • Uniform Bills of Lading Act  (1909)
    This act was superseded by article 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
  • Uniform Act on Blood Tests to Determine Paternity
  • Uniform Brain Death Act
  • Model Business Corporation Act
    This act is recommended by the American Bar Association, not the Uniform Law Commission.
  • Uniform Business Records as Evidence Act  (1936)
    See also the Uniform Photographic Copies of Business and Public Records as Evidence Act.
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  • Uniform Certificate of Title Act  (2005)
    This act provides comprehensive and modern rules for the administration and transfer of titled interests in motor vehicles.
  • Uniform Certification of Questions of Law [Act] [Rule]  (1967; rev. 1995)
    This act (which in some states might be designated as a rule) assures that key interpretations of a state’s law are made by the state’s own highest court, by empowering the court to answer questions certified to it by a federal court, an appellate court of another state, or courts of Canada and Mexico. (The designation was changed to “Rule” in the 1995 revision.)
      Maryland: Md. Code, Cts. & Jud. Proc. art., § 12-601 et seq.
      Oklahoma: 20 Okla. Stat. § 1601 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Charitable Trusts Administration Act
      Maryland: Md. Code, Est. & Tr. art., § 14-302
  • Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act  (2006)
  • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act  (1968)
    This act was revised and retitled as the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act.
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  • Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act  (1997)
    This act limits child custody jurisdiction to one state, avoiding competing orders, and provides enforcement provisions for child custody orders. This act is a revision of the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Act.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 30-3B-101 et seq.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 9-19-101 et seq.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 14-13-101 et seq.
      Georgia: Ga. Code § 19-9-40 et seq.
      Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. § 403.800 et seq. … Scroll down to “.800” or browser-search for it.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Fam. L. art., § 9.5-101 et seq.
      Oklahoma: 43 Okla. Stat. § 551-101 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Child Witness Testimony by Alternative Methods Act  (2002)
    This act addresses procedural issues when children are witnesses, and provides methods of taking and preserving the testimony of children.
      Oklahoma: 12 Okla. Stat. § 2611.3 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Choice of Court Agreements Convention Implementation Act  (2012)
    This act assists in the implementation and ratification of the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements.
  • Uniform Choice of Forum Act
  • Uniform Civil Liability for Support Act
  • Model Class Actions Act  (1976)
    This act provides complete procedures to govern the conduct of a class action law suit. It sets forth the requirements that must be satisfied if a class action is to be brought, and it authorizes the certification of a class action. (This act is now regarded by the Uniform Law Commission as a model act instead of a uniform act.)
  • Uniform Collaborative Law Act  (2009, am. 2010)
    This act regulates the use of collaborative law, a form of alternative dispute resolution. This act standardizes the most important features of collaborative law participation.
  • Uniform Collateral Consequences of Conviction Act  (2009, am. 2010)
    This act addresses the penalties and disqualifications that individuals face incidental to criminal sentencing. The provisions in the Act are largely procedural, and designed to rationalize and clarify widely accepted policies and provisions.
  • Uniform Code . . . see Uniform Code of Military Justice
  • Uniform Commercial Code  (1962)
    The Uniform Law Commission web site states that only working drafts of UCC articles are freely available. The final text and comments comprise copyrighted material; they are not available except pursuant to a license, which may be obtained from the American Law Institute. The LII web site at Cornell Law School provides the current text of the official version of articles 1 through 9 (official comments are excised). The ULC-sanctioned articles are:
    UCC art. 1 — General Provisions (rev. 2001) [2001 Revision Summary] [Legislative Activity] (omitted in some states)
    UCC art. 2 — Sales (am. 2003) [2003 Amendment Summary] [Legislative Activity] (omitted in some states)
    UCC art. 2A — Leases (1987; rev. 1990, am. 2003) [2003 Amendment Summary] [Legislative Activity] [1990 Summary] [Legislative Activity]
    [UCC art. 2B] — [see now Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act]
    UCC art. 3 — Negotiable Instruments (rev. 1990, 2002) [2002 Revision Summary] [Legislative Activity] [1990 Revision Summary] [Legislative Activity]
    UCC art. 4 — Bank Deposits and Collections (rev. 1990, 2002) [2002 Revision Summary] [Legislative Activity]
    UCC art. 4A — Funds Transfers (1989) [Summary] [Legislative Activity] (omitted in some states)
    UCC art. 5 — Letters of Credit (rev. 1995) [1995 RevisionSummary] [Legislative Activity]
    UCC art. 6 — Bulk Transfers [Bulk Sales] (rev. 1989) [1989 Revision Summary] [Legislative Activity]
    UCC art. 7 — Warehouse Receipts, Bills of Lading, and Other Documents of Title (rev. 2003) [2003 Revision Summary] [Legislative Activity] (omitted in some states)
    UCC art. 8 — Investment Securities (rev. 1994) [1994 Revision Summary] [Legislative Activity]
    UCC art. 9 — Secured Transactions; Sales of Accounts and Chattel Paper (rev. 1998, am. 2010) [2010 Amendments Summary] [Legislative Activity] [1998 Revision Summary] [Legislative Activity]

    A version of the UCC is in force in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Numbering of the state-enacted articles does not necessarily track the Uniform Law Commission version. In addition, some states enacted Article 10 on matters such as the effective date, repeal of superseded statutes, and so forth. In the list below, discrete links to UCC articles (e.g., UCC–1) are provided when a table-of-contents listing for the state’s version of the entire UCC would be cumbersome or impossible.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 7-1-101 et seq.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 4-1-101 et seq.
      Florida: Fla. Stat. chs. 670–680
      Georgia: Ga. Code § 11-1-101 et seq.(tit. 11)
      Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. ch. 355
      Maryland: Md. Code, Comm. L. art., § 1-101 et seq.
      Wisconsin: Wis. Stat. chs. 401–411
  • Uniform Commercial Driver’s License Act
    This act is not one of the Uniform Law Commission-recommended uniform laws. The enactment of uniform state laws on the licensing of commercial drivers is prompted by a Congressional mandate (see 49 U.S.C. § 31301 et seq.).
      Georgia: Ga. Code § 40-5-140 et seq.
  • Uniform Common Interest Owners Bill of Rights Act  (2008)
    This act can be used to supplement existing state law with many important updates and protections in the 2008 version of the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (see below).
  • Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act  (1982; rev. 1994, am. 2008)
    This act is a basic statute for creating, managing, and terminating condominium, planned community, and real estate cooperatives.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 38-33.3-101 et seq.
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  • Uniform Common Trust Fund Act  (1938; rev. 1952)
    The Uniform Law Commission considers this act to be obsolete. The prefatory note to the Uniform Trust Code (2000) observes, “The Uniform Trust Code does not address the subject of common trust funds. In recent years, many banks have replaced their common trust funds with mutual funds that may also be available to non-trust customers.”
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      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 11-24-101 et seq.
  • Uniform Comparative Fault Act  (1979)
    This act provides a system of allocating damages in personal injury actions by a straight percentage of contribution to the injuries for which compensation is sought. This allocation includes the contribution of injured persons to their own injury.
  • Uniform Composite Reports as Evidence Act
  • Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act  (2000)
    This act adopts the accepted and familiar principles of contract law, setting the rules for creating electronic contracts and the use of electronic signatures for contract adoption. See also a guide to web resources related to the act. This act was originally proposed as article 2B of the Uniform Commercial Code.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Comm. L. art., § 22-101 et seq.
  • Uniform Conditional Sales Act
  • Uniform Condominium Act  (1977, am. 1980)
    This act contains comprehensive provisions for creation, management, and termination of condominium associations, including point-of-sale consumer protection.
  • Uniform Conflict of Laws–Limitations Act  (1982)
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      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-82-101 et seq.
  • Uniform Conservation Easement Act  (1981, am. 2007)
    This act authorizes the creation of permanent easements on real property for conservation and historic preservation purposes, with favorable federal income tax benefits.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 35-18-1 et seq.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 15-20-401 et seq.
      Georgia: Ga. Code § 44-10-1 et seq.
      Oklahoma: 60 Okla. Stat. § 49.1 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Model Construction Lien Act  (1987)
    This act was intended to replace the mechanic’s lien law found in every jurisdiction. This act was based almost entirely on article 5 of the Uniform Simplification of Land Transfers Act. (This act is now regarded by the Uniform Law Commission as a model act instead of a uniform act.)
  • Model Consumer Credit Code  (1968; rev. 1974)
    Under this act, the total consumer credit process, from advertising through collection, would be within the scope of regulation. The act includes usury rules. (This act is now regarded by the Uniform Law Commission as a model act instead of a uniform act.)
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 5-1-101 et seq.
  • Uniform Consumer Leases Act  (2001)
    This act provides rules governing personal property lease transactions in which the lessee is a consumer.
  • Uniform Consumer Sales Practices Act  (1970)
    This act represents an effort to crystallize the best elements of contemporary federal and state regulation of consumer sales practices in order to effectuate harmonization and coordination of federal and state regulation.
  • Uniform Contribution Among Tortfeasors Act
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 16-61-201 et seq.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-50.5-101 et seq.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Cts. & Jud. Proc. art., § 3-1401 et seq.
  • Uniform Controlled Substances Act  (1970, am. 1973; rev. 1990, am. 1994)
    This act provides fundamental law in the fight against narcotic and dangerous drugs, and achieves uniformity between state and federal drug laws.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 20-2-1 et seq.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 5-64-101 et seq.
      Oklahoma: 63 Okla. Stat. § 2-101 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Correction or Clarification of Defamation Act  (1993)
    This act provides a method for limiting punitive damages in a defamation act by correcting or clarifying allegedly defamatory material.
  • Uniform Crime Victims Reparations Act  (1973)
    This act was superseded by the Uniform Victims of Crime Act.
  • Uniform Criminal Extradition Act  (1936)
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 16-94-201 et seq.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 16-19-101 et seq.
      Georgia: Ga. Code § 17-13-20 et seq.
      Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. § 440.150 et seq. … Scroll down to “.150” or browser-search for it.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Crim. Proc. art., § 9-101 et seq.
  • Uniform Criminal-History Records Act  (1986)
    This act provides fundamental law to govern criminal-history records information in any state that adopts it.
  • Model Rules of Criminal Procedure Act  (1974; rev. 1987)
    This act codifies the pretrial and judgment stages of criminal procedure. It does not cover rules of evidence (see the Uniform Rules of Evidence), correction, or post-trial procedures in criminal cases (see the Uniform Post-Conviction Procedure Act). (This act is now regarded by the Uniform Law Commission as a model act instead of a uniform act.)
  • Uniform Criminal Statistics Act
  • Uniform Custodial Trust Act  (1987)
    This act enables persons to establish a commonly desired form of living trust by simply causing assets to be registered in the name of one as “custodial trustee for [beneficiary’s name].” Where the Uniform Probate Code is in force, this act may be codified in article 5 of the UPC.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 28-72-401 et seq.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 15-1.5-101 et seq.
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  • Uniform Debt-Management Services Act  (2005, am. 2008, 2011)
    This act provides comprehensive rules for the regulation of the consumer debt counseling industry.
  • Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act  (1964; rev. 1966)
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      Georgia: Ga. Code § 10-1-370 et seq.
  • Uniform Declaratory Judgments Act  (1922)
    This act settles and affords relief from uncertainty with respect to rights, status, and other legal relations.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 6-6-220 et seq.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-51-101 et seq.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Cts. & Jud. Proc. art., § 3-401 et seq.
  • Uniform Deployed Parents Custody and Visitation Act  (2012)
    This act addresses issues of child custody and visitation that arise when parents are deployed in military or other national service.
  • Uniform Desertion and Nonsupport Act  (1910)
    This act was superseded by the Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act, which in turn was superseded by the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.
  • Uniform Determination of Death Act  (1980)
    This act provides a comprehensive basis for determining death in all situations. This is a technical act which merely defines death clinically, and does not deal with suicide, assisted suicide, and right to die.
      Oklahoma: 63 Okla. Stat. § 3121 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Disclaimer of Property Interests Act  (1978; rev. 1999, am. 2002)
    This act provides definite, tax-sensitive rules governing refusals to accept transfers of property by gift or inheritance, and identifying who takes in the event of disclaimer. Where the Uniform Probate Code is in force, this act may be codified in article 2 (as part 11) of the UPC.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 43-8-290 et seq.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 28-2-201 et seq.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Est. & Tr. art., § 9-201 et seq.
  • Uniform Disclaimer of Transfers by Will, Intestacy or Appointment Act  (1978)
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      Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. § 394.610 et seq. … Scroll down to “.610” or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Disclaimer of Transfers Under Nontestamentary Instruments Act  (1978)
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  • Uniform Rules Relating to the Discovery of Electronically Stored Information  (2007)
    This act provides states with up-to-date rules for the discovery of electronic documents in civil cases. These uniform rules conform as closely as possible to comparable provisions in the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
  • Uniform Disposition of Community Property Rights at Death Act  (1971)
    This act provides rules for disposing of property that was acquired as or from community property under the law of a state that recognizes community property (not necessarily the state enacting this law). This act preserves the rights of each spouse in property that was community property before the spouses moved to the non-community property state, unless they have severed or altered the community property rights.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 28-12-101 et seq.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 15-20-101 et seq.
      Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. § 391.210 et seq. … Scroll down to “.210” or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act  (1954; rev. 1966)
    This act was superseded by the Uniform Unclaimed Property Act.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 35-12-20 et seq.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Comm. L. art., § 17-101 et seq.
  • Uniform Dissolution of Marriage Act . . . see Uniform Marriage and Divorce Act
  • Uniform Division of Income for Tax Purposes Act  (1957)
    This act is also known as the Multistate Tax Compact. provides a uniform method of division of income between states for tax purposes, thereby assuring that a taxpayer is not taxed more than once on his or her net income.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 26-51-701 et seq.
      New Mexico: N.M. Stat. Ann. § 7-4-1 et seq. … New Mexico also has adopted, separately, the Multistate Tax Compact.
  • Uniform Divorce Act . . . see Uniform Marriage and Divorce Act
  • Uniform Divorce Recognition Act
  • Model Dormant Mineral Interests Act  (1986)
    This act establishes the criteria by which a severed mineral interest in real estate becomes dormant. A mineral interest becomes dormant if there is no actual “use” of the interest for 20 years or more. (This act is now regarded by the Uniform Law Commission as a model act instead of a uniform act.)
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  • Uniform Drug Dependence Treatment and Rehabilitation Act
  • Uniform Durable Power of Attorney Act  (1979, am. 1984, 1987)
    This act is effectively replaced by the Uniform Power of Attorney Act. This act provides a simple way for people to deal with their property by providing a power of attorney that will survive long after the incompetence of the principal. Where the Uniform Probate Code is in force, this act may be codified in article 5 (as part 5) of the UPC.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 28-68-201 et seq.
      California: Cal. Prob. Code §§ 4001, 4124–4127, 4206, 4304, 4305 … Scroll down to the constituent sections or browser-search for them. See also Cal. Law Revision Comm’n, Pub. 208 (2000).
      Oklahoma: 58 Okla. Stat. § 1071 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Duties to Disabled Persons Act  (1972)
    This act was retitled in 2009 as the Uniform Duties to Persons With Medical ID Devices Act; see below.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 25-20-101 et seq.
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      Oklahoma: 63 Okla. Stat. § 2551 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Duties to Persons with Medical ID Devices Act  (1972)
    This act provides provide for a minimum level of duty toward persons in an unconscious state or otherwise unable to communicate the existence of a condition requiring special treatment. This act also provides for standard ID devices, such as bracelets and tags stamped with the AMA-designed emergency symbol. (This act was previously titled as Uniform Duties to Disabled Persons Act; see above. It was retitled in 2009.)
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  • Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act  (2011)
    This act addresses the critical need to effectively provide and manage electronic government information in a manner that guarantees trustworthiness and continued access. The availability of government information online facilitates transparency and accountability, provides widespread access to essential information, and encourages citizen participation.
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  • Uniform Electronic Recordation of Custodial Interrogations Act  (2010)
    This act addresses difficult problems that accompany interrogations conducted by law enforcement officials. These issues include false confessions and frivolous claims of abuse that ultimately waste court resources. By requiring law enforcement to electronically record custodial interrogations, this act promotes truth-finding, judicial efficiency, and further protects the rights of law enforcement and those under investigation.
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  • Uniform Electronic Transactions Act  (1999)
    This act establishes the legal equivalence of electronic records and signatures with paper writings and manually signed signatures, removing barriers to electronic commerce.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 8-1A-1 et seq.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 25-32-101 et seq.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Comm. L. art., § 21-101 et seq.
  • Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act (2006; rev. 2007)
    This act allows state governments during a declared emergency to give reciprocity to other states’ licensees on emergency services providers so that covered individuals may provide services without meeting the disaster state’s licensing requirements.
  • Uniform Eminent Domain Code  (1974)
    This act provides comprehensive rules for the conduct of eminent domain actions, including preliminary negotiations, condemnation authorizations, and compensation.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 18-1A-1 et seq.
  • Model Employment Termination Act  (1991)
    This act protects employees from wrongful discharge by requiring that dismissals be made for “good cause.”
  • Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act  (1948, am. 1964)
    This act provides a simplified way of enforcing judgments entered in another state, implementing full faith and credit.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 6-9-230 et seq.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 16-66-601 et seq.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-53-101 et seq.
      Georgia: Ga. Code § 9-12-130 et seq.
      New York: N.Y. C.P.L.R. art. 54 [5401 et seq.]
      Oklahoma: 12 Okla. Stat. § 719 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Model Entity Transactions Act  (2005, am. 2007)
    This act will allow conversion of one kind of business organization to another, or the merger of two or more business organizations into one organization.
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  • Uniform Environmental Covenants Act  (2003)
    This act provides clear rules for a perpetual real estate interest — an environmental covenant — to regulate the use of brownfields when real estate is transferred from one owner to another. See an article, “The Uniform Environmental Covenants Act—An Important Tool for Brownfields Remediation,” co-authored by the chairman of the drafting committee.
      Oklahoma: 60 Okla. Stat. § 49.11 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Estate Tax Apportionment Act  (1958; rev. 1964, am. 1982; rev. 2003)
    This act provides procedures in apportioning the burden of estate taxes among beneficiaries. See also section 3-916 of the Uniform Probate Code.
  • Uniform Rules of Evidence Act  (1974, am. 1986, 1988, 1999, 2005)
    The primary object of this act is to simplify and codify the rules pertaining to what may be introduced in evidence in any civil or criminal trial in a court of law. It reflects closely the federal rules of evidence.
  • Model Exemptions Act
    This comprehensive bankruptcy exemptions act provides a group of general categories for property and assets which are exempt from creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. It achieves a fair balance between a debtor’s needs and a creditor’s rights. (This act is now regarded by the Uniform Law Commission as a model act instead of a uniform act.)
  • Model Extradition and Rendition Act
    This act provides two separate procedures to be used for the retrieval of wanted persons found in another state. Extradition is the traditional executive procedure. Rendition is a court-based procedure. (This act is now regarded by the Uniform Law Commission as a model act instead of a uniform act.)
  • Uniform Act for the Extradition of Persons of Unsound Mind  (1916)
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  • Uniform Facsimile Signatures of Public Officials Act  (1958)
    This act permits the use of facsimile signatures by public officials whose signature to a public security or instrument of payment is required or permitted. The Act makes it a felony to copy or improperly use any facsimile signature or facility for making a facsimile signature.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 21-10-101 et seq.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 11-55-101 et seq.
      Maryland: Md. Code, State Fin. & Procur. art., § 2-301 et seq.
      Oklahoma: 62 Okla. Stat. § 601 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act  (2010)
    This act provides a statutory remedy in the event a state presidential elector fails to vote in accordance with the voters of his or her state. This act has a state-administered pledge of faithfulness, with any attempt by an elector to submit a vote in violation of that pledge, effectively constituting resignation from the office of elector. This act provides a mechanism for filling a vacancy created for that reason or any other.
  • Model Family Law Arbitration Act  (2005)
    This act is recommended by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, not the Uniform Law Commission. This act offers a procedure for resolving family-law issues, based on the Uniform Arbitration Act.
  • Uniform Federal Lien Registration Act  (1978, am. 1982)
    This act provides for the registration of federal liens by procedures consistent with normal recording of mortgages in local real property records and with the normal filing of security interests in personal property.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 35-11-40 et seq.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 18-47-201 et seq.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 38-25-101 et seq.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Real Prop. art., § 3-401 et seq.
      New York: N.Y. Lien Law art. 10-A [§ 240 et seq.]
      Oklahoma: 68 Okla. Stat. § 3401 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Federal Tax Lien Registration Act  (1926; rev. 1966)
    This act was superseded by the Uniform Federal Lien Registration Act, above.
  • Uniform Federal Voting Rights Compliance Act
  • Uniform Fiduciaries Act  (1922)
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      Alabama: Ala. Code § 19-1-1 et seq.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 15-1-101 et seq.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Est. & Tr. art., § 15-201 et seq.
      New York: N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law art. 23-B [§ 359-i et seq.]
  • Uniform Firearms Act
  • Uniform Flag Law
  • Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act  (2005)
    This act provides updated rules and procedures for the recognition of foreign judgments. This act is a revision of the Uniform Foreign Money Judgments Recognition Act (1962).
  • Uniform Foreign Depositions Act
    This act may be superseded in some states by the Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act.
      Georgia: Ga. Code § 24-10-110 et seq.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Cts. & Jud. Proc. art., § 9-401 et seq.
  • Uniform Foreign Money Claims Act  (1989)
    This act simplifies international business by allowing courts in the United States to accept or render judgments valued in foreign currency.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-62.1-101 et seq.
      Oklahoma: 12 Okla. Stat. § 729.1 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Foreign Money Judgments Recognition Act  (1962)
    This act simplifies international business by recognizing money judgments obtained in other nations. International law provides for reciprocity, i.e., recognition by foreign countries of judgments obtained in the adopting state. This act was superseded by the Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-62-101 et seq.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Cts. & Jud. Proc. art., § 10-701 et seq.
      New York: N.Y. C.P.L.R. art. 53 [§ 5301 et seq.]
      Oklahoma: 12 Okla. Stat. § 710 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Franchise and Business Opportunities Act  (1987)
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  • Uniform Fraudulent Conveyance Act  (1918)
    This act was superseded by the Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, below.
      New York: N.Y. Debt. & Cred. Law art. 10 [§ 270 et seq.]
  • Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act  (1984)
    This act provides a creditor with the means to reach assets a debtor has transferred to another person to keep them from being used to satisfy a debt.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 8-9A-1 et seq.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 4-59-201 et seq.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 38-8-101 et seq.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Comm. L. art., § 15-201 et seq.
      Oklahoma: 24 Okla. Stat. § 112 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Act on Fresh Pursuit
      Maryland: Md. Code, Crim. Proc. art., § 2-301 et seq.
      New York: N.Y. Crim. Proc. Law § 140.55 … [Uniform Act on Close Pursuit] Scroll down to § 140.55 or browser-search for it.
      Oklahoma: 22 Okla. Stat. § 221 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
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  • Uniform Gifts to Minors Act  (1956; rev. 1965)
    This act was superseded by the Uniform Transfers to Minors Act.
      New Jersey: N.J. Stat. § 46:38-13 et seq.(repealed 7-1-2007)
  • Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act  (1982; rev. 1997)
    This act updates procedures for the appointment of guardians and conservators for minors and incapacitated persons. It provides due process protection for incapacitated persons. Where the Uniform Probate Code is in force, this act may be codified in article 5 (as parts 1-thru-4) of the UPC.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 26-2A-1 et seq.
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  • Uniform Hazardous Substances Labeling Act
  • Uniform Health-Care Consent Act  (1982)
    See also the Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act. Both acts have been superseded by the Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act.
  • Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act  (1993)
    This act consolidates various state laws dealing with all decisions about adult health care and health-care powers of attorney. This act supersedes the Uniform Health-Care Consent Act and the Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 22-8A-1 et seq. … [Natural Death Act] Similar to the uniform act.
      California: Cal. Prob. Code § 4600 et seq. … [Health Care Decisions Law] Scroll down to “4600” or browser-search for it. See also Cal. Law Revision Comm’n, Pub. 208 (2000).
  • Uniform Health-Care Information Act  (1985)
    This act provides for confidentiality of a patient’s health-care records held by providers of health care, unless otherwise agreed by the patient, or ordered by a court, or in other narrowly defined circumstances.
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  • Uniform Health-Policy Provision Act
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  • Uniform Information Practices Code  (1980)
    This act provides a uniform statutory approach to privacy and freedom of information. The code recognizes the significance of both access and privacy to the individual and to society. Its concepts and provisions are designed to identify and clarify applications, relationships, and boundaries in the law and, in the process, to preserve and enhance established values.
  • Model Insanity Defense and Post-Trial Disposition Act  (1984)
    This act provides a cognitive test for determining whether a criminal defendant lacks criminal responsibility. The Act provides procedures for obtaining expert opinoin on the defendant's mental condition, and for disposition of anyone found not criminally responsible into appropriate treatment for dangerous mental illness.
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  • Uniform Insurers Liquidation Act  (1939)
      Alabama: Ala. Code tit. 27, ch. 32 (various sections)
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 23-68-101 et al.
      New York: N.Y. Ins. Law § 7408 et seq. … Scroll down to § 7408 or browser-search for it.
      Oklahoma: 36 Okla. Stat. § 1921 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform International Wills Act  (1977)
    This act implements an international convention calling for all countries and states to adopt a uniform formality for executing wills. Where the Uniform Probate Code is in force, this act may be codified in article 2 (as part 10) of the UPC.
  • Uniform Interparty Agreement Act
      Maryland: Md. Code, Comm. L. art., § 20-101 et seq.
  • Uniform Interstate and International Procedure Act  (1962)
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 16-4-101 et seq.
  • Uniform Act on Interstate Arbitration of Death Taxes  (1943)
    When there is a claim from more than one state that decedent was domiciled in that state at the time of death, this act provides for a written agreement to submit the controversy to an arbitration board. A state may have combined this act and the Uniform Act on Interstate Compromise of Death Taxes.
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      Maryland: Md. Tax-Gen. Code § 7-101 et seq. … [Uniform Act on Interstate Arbitration of Inheritance Taxes; Uniform Act on Interstate Compromise of Inheritance Taxes]
  • Uniform Act on Interstate Compromise of Death Taxes  (1943)
    This act provides for a written agreement of compromise to be made as to death taxes owed by a decedent when there is more than one state claiming that a decedent was domiciled in its state at the time of death. A state may have combined this act and the Uniform Act on Interstate Arbitration of Death Taxes.
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      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 39-24-101 et seq. … [Uniform Act on Interstate Compromise and Arbitration of Inheritance Taxes]
      South Carolina: S.C. Code § 12-16-210 et seq. … [Uniform Act on Interstate Compromise and Arbitration of Inheritance Taxes] Scroll down to § 12-16-210.
  • Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act  (2007)
    This act provides simple procedures for courts in one state to issue subpoenas for out-of-state depositions.
  • Uniform Interstate Enforcement of Domestic Violence Protection Orders Act  (2000, am. 2002)
    This act establishes uniform procedures that will enable courts to recognize and enforce valid domestic protection orders issued in other jurisdictions.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 30-5B-1 et seq.
      Oklahoma: 22 Okla. Stat. § 60.21 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
      Utah: Utah Code § 78B-7-301 et seq. … Scroll down to “301” or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Interstate Family Support Act  (1992, am. 1996, 2001, 2008)
    This act limits child and family support orders to a single state, eliminating interstate jurisdictional disputes. Federal law mandates that as of January 1, 1998, each state must have put into effect the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act as approved by the American Bar Association on February 9, 1993, together with any amendments officially adopted before January 1, 1998, by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws [42 U.S.C. § 666(f), added by Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Pub. L. No. 104-193, § 321 (Aug. 22, 1996)].
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 30-3A-101 et seq.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 9-17-101 et seq.
      California: Cal. Fam. Code § 4900 et seq. … Scroll down to “4900” or browser-search for it.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 14-5-101 et seq.
      Georgia: Ga. Code § 19-11-100 et seq.
      Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. § 407.5101 et seq. … Scroll down to “.5101” or browser-search for it.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Fam. L. art., § 10-301 et seq.
      Oklahoma: 43 Okla. Stat. § 601-100 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Interstate Highway User Fee Apportionment Act
  • Uniform Act on Intestacy, Wills, and Donative Transfers  (1991)
    This act modernizes the law of estates, trusts, and future interests. Where the Uniform Probate Code is in force, this act may be codified as article 2 of the UPC. In 1991 the Uniform Law Commission sanctioned it for enactment as a separate law.
  • Uniform Act on Intrastate Fresh Pursuit
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  • Uniform Joint Obligations Act
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  • Uniform Judicial Notice of Foreign Law Act  (1936)
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-25-106
      Maryland: Md. Code, Cts. & Jud. Proc. art., § 10-501 et seq.
  • Uniform Jury Selection and Service Act  (1970)
  • Model Juvenile Court Act
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  • Uniform Land Sales Practices Act  (1966)
    This act provides regulations for the promotional sale of land.
  • Uniform Land Security Interest Act  (1985)
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  • Uniform Land Transactions Act  (1975)
    This act provides comprehensive provisions for the contractual transfers of real estate, including transfers for security and transfers of limited interests such as leases, easements, and restrictions.
  • Uniform Law . . . see Uniform Law on Notarial Acts
  • Uniform Law Enforcement Access to Entity Information Act  (2009)
    This act preserves the traditional confidentiality of entity ownership and requires the filing of the name of an individual who would be responsible for obtaining, maintaining, and verifying record ownership information.
  • Uniform Limited Cooperative Association Act  (2007)
    This act addresses the cooperative form of business, a unique entity which is different from other forms of business organizations. The act creates a new form of business entity and is an alternative to other cooperative and unincorporated structures. (This act is a modern alternative for the Uniform Agricultural Cooperative Association Act. The original working title for this act was “Uniform Agricultural and Agricultural Related Cooperatives Act”; that was supplanted during the drafting process by “Uniform Cooperative Association Act” so as not to restrict application to agricultural associations; and the final title reflects the Uniform Law Commission recommendation that the act “is a free-standing act separate and apart from current cooperative acts and, therefore, is not a statutory replacement of other law. It is simply another statutory option under which to form an entity.”)
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      Oklahoma: 18 Okla. Stat. § 440-101 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
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  • Uniform Limited Liability Company Act  (1995, am. 1996; rev. 2006)
    This act permits the formation of limited liability companies, which provide the owners with the advantages of both corporate-type limited liability and partnership tax treatment.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 10-12-1 et seq.
  • Uniform Limited Partnership Act  (1916; rev. 1976, am. 1985; rev. 2001)
    This act provides a flexible and stable basis for the organization of limited partnerships, helping states stimulate new partnership business ventures.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 10-9B-101 et seq.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 4-43-101 et seq.
      California: Cal. Corp. Code § 15611 et seq. … [Revised Limited Partnership Act] Scroll down to “15611” or browser-search for it.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 7-62-101 et seq.
      Georgia: Ga. Code § 14-9A-1 et seq.
      Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. § 362.401 et seq. … Scroll down to “.401” or browser-search for it.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Corp. & Assoc. art., § 10-101 et seq.
      New York: N.Y. Partnership Law art. 8 [§ 90 et seq.]
      Oklahoma: 54 Okla. Stat. § 141 et seq. … [Uniform Limited Partnership Act] Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
      Oklahoma: 54 Okla. Stat. § 301 et seq. … [Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act] Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
      Oklahoma: 54 Okla. Stat. § 500-101 et seq. … [Uniform Limited Partnership Act of 2008] Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
      Tennessee: Tenn. Code § 61-2-101 et seq. … [Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act]
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  • Uniform Machine Gun Act  (1932)
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 5-73-201 et seq.
  • Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act  (1972)
    This act is replaced by the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act. This act provides statutory guidelines for management, investment, and expenditures of endowment funds of institutions, and enables them to maximize their resources consistent with the standard of prudence. Regarding the regulation of trustees and others holding funds for charitable purposes, see also the Uniform Supervision of Trustees for Charitable Purposes Act.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 16-61A-1 et seq.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 28-69-601 et seq.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 15-1-1101 et seq.
      Georgia: Ga. Code § 44-15-1 et seq.
      Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. § 273.510 et seq. … Scroll down to “.510” or browser-search for it.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Est. & Tr. art., § 15-401 et seq.
      New York: N.Y. Not-for-Profit Corp. Law ch. 35, art. 1, 5 [various sections]
  • Uniform Management of Public Employee Retirement Systems Act  (1997)
    This act modernizes, clarifies, and makes uniform the rules governing the investment and management of public retirement systems’ assets. Public retirement systems become trusts operated under rules of prudent investment.
  • Uniform Mandatory Disposition of Detainers Act  (1958)
    This act provides for a prompt disposition of detainers by providing that prosecuting officials, upon the request of a prisoner, must move forward with trial on the charge or such charge will be dismissed. (This act is now regarded by the Uniform Law Commission as a model act, instead of a uniform act, and so it may be known as the Model Mandatory Disposition of Detainers Act.)
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 16-14-101 et seq.
  • Uniform Manufactured Housing Act  (2012)
    This act will allow owners of manufactured houses the option to classify manufactured homes as either real property or personal property.
  • Uniform Marital Property Act  (1983)
  • Model Marketable Title Act  (1990)
    This act provides for extinguishing title interests in real property which are not asserted within 30 years. This act was drawn from provisions of article 3 of the Uniform Simplification of Land Transfers Act. In 1990 the Uniform Law Commission sanctioned the enactment of those provisions as a separate law. (This act is now regarded by the Uniform Law Commission as a model act instead of a uniform act.)
  • Model Marriage and Divorce Act
    This act is a comprehensive marriage and divorce act. It minimizes the number of prohibited marriages, and includes the concept of no-fault divorce. A state could enact separately the part on marriage and/or separately the part on divorce. (This act is now regarded by the Uniform Law Commission as a model act instead of a uniform act.)
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 14-2-101 et seq. … [Uniform Marriage Act]
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 14-10-101 et seq. … [Uniform Dissolution of Marriage Act]
  • Uniform Mediation Act  (2001, am. 2003)
    This act, drafted in collaboration with the A.B.A. Section on Dispute Resolution, establishes a privilege of confidentiality for mediators and participants.
  • Model Metric System Procedure Act
  • Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act  (2010)
    This act will simplify the process of absentee voting for United States military and overseas civilians by making the process more uniform, convenient, secure and efficient. The act covers all military personnel or their dependents, as well as U.S. citizens residing outside the United States who are unable to vote in-person. This latter category includes a class of voters not covered by the federal law in this area: U.S. citizens born overseas who have reached voting age without having resided in the United States. The act applies to all statewide and local elections, as well as to all federal elections, both primary and general (and also special and run-off elections).
  • Uniform Code of Military Justice  (1961)
  • Uniform Minor Student Capacity to Borrow Act  (1969)
    This act provides that a loan for the purpose of furthering the education of the debtor at an institution of higher learning is enforceable against the debtor, if the debtor is a minor, with the same effect if he or she were at the time of execution of the loan agreement 21 years of age.
      Oklahoma: 15 Okla. Stat. § 31 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Money Services Act  (2000, am. 2004)
    This act provides a framework for dealing with money laundering issues unique to nondepository providers of financial services, and facilitates and enhances enforcement of existing money laundering provisions.
  • Uniform Motor Vehicle Accident Reparations Act  (1972)
    This act is a comprehensive, no-fault automobile insurance act, which created a complete system of reparations for injuries and loss arising from motor vehicle accidents. Under the act, to a large extent, economic losses from vehicle accidents would be compensated without regard to fault through first party insurance coverages, and tort liability for those losses would be abolished.
  • Uniform Motor Vehicle Certificate of Title and Anti-Theft Act  (1955)
  • Uniform Motor Vehicle Driver’s License Act
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 27-16-101 et seq.
  • Uniform Motor Vehicle Financial Responsibility Act
  • Uniform Motor Vehicle Records Disclosure Act
    This act is recommended by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators, not by the Uniform Law Commission. [Text]
  • Uniform Motor Vehicle Safety Responsibility Act  (1934)
  • Uniform Multiple-Person Accounts Act  (1969; rev. 1989)
    This act encourages banks and credit unions to offer POD (pay on death) and agency (convenience) account forms for use by persons desiring some, but not all, incidents of joint accounts. Where the Uniform Probate Code is in force, this act may be codified in article 6 (as part 2) of the UPC.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 5-24-1 et seq.
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  • Uniform Narcotic Drug Act  (1932, am. 1942, 1952, 1958)
    This act was superseded by the Uniform Controlled Substances Act.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 20-64-201 et seq.
  • Uniform Negotiable Instruments Law  (1896)
    This law was superseded by article 3 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
  • Uniform Nonjudicial Foreclosure Act  (2002)
    This act creates a power-of-sale foreclosure law that is separate from the Uniform Land Security Interest Act.
  • Uniform Nonprobate Transfers on Death Act  (1989, am. 1998)
    This act provides not only for improved pay-on-death deposit accounts but also for transfer-on-death investment securities. Where the Uniform Probate Code is in force, this act may be codified in article 6 (as part 1) of the UPC.
  • Model Nonprofit Corporation Act  (1952; rev. 1987)
    This act is recommended by the American Bar Association, not the Uniform Law Commission.
  • Uniform Law on Notarial Acts  (1982; rev. 2010)
    This law supersedes the Uniform Acknowledgment Act and the Uniform Recognition of Acknowledgments Act. The 2010 revision updates the provisions on notary responsibilities, electronic recording, interstate recognition, and remedies. The revision adapts the prior law to accommodate the societal and technological changes that have occurred in the preceding 30 years and is designed to make the act more responsive to current transactions and continuing technological change.
      Oklahoma: 49 Okla. Stat. § 111 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
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  • Uniform Official Reports as Evidence Act
  • Uniform Act for Out-of-State Probationer or Parolee Supervision
    This act is also known as the Interstate Compact on Probation and Parole.
      Georgia: Ga. Code § 42-9-70 et seq. … [Uniform Act for Out-of-State Parolee Supervision]
      New Mexico: N.M. Stat. Ann. §§ 31-5-1, 31-5-2 et seq. … [Uniform Act for Out-of-State Parolee Supervision]
      Oklahoma: 57 Okla. Stat. § 349 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Owner-Resident Relations Act
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  • Uniform Parentage Act  (1973; rev. 2001, am. 2002)
    This act modernizes the law for determining the parents of children.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 26-17-1 et seq.
      California: Cal. Fam. Code § 7600 et seq. … Scroll down to “7600” or browser search for it.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 19-4-101 et seq.
      Oklahoma: 10 Okla. Stat. § 7700-101 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act  (2010)
    This act addresses an issue of tenancy-in-common land ownership, a type of joint ownership without rights of survivorship. When there is no right of survivorship, the death of a tenant-in-common can trigger an action to partition the land so as to satisfy the deceased tenant’s heirs. In a partition, the land is sold to satisfy tenant-in-common interests, often in a sale that does not meet market value. The act establishes remedies for use in those partition actions involving such heirs property. (The term heirs property, spelled without a possessive apostrophe, is the customary referent, in many communities, for the kind of property in question.) The remedies are designed to help those who own heirs property to maintain ownership of their property when possible or to insure at the very least that any court-ordered sale of the property is conducted under commercially reasonable circumstances that will protect the owners from losing substantial wealth upon the sale of their property.
  • Uniform Partnership Act  (1914; rev. 1992; rev. 1994, am. 1996)
    This act modernizes the Uniform Partnership Act of 1914 (which was enacted in every state except Louisiana). It also establishes a partnership as a separate legal entity, and not merely as an aggregate of partners.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 10-8A-101 et seq.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 4-46-101 et seq.
      California: Cal. Corp. Code § 16100 et seq. … [Uniform Partnership Act of 1994] Scroll down to “16100” or browser-search for it.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 7-64-101 et seq.
      Georgia: Ga. Code § 14-8-1 et seq.
      Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. § 362.150 et seq. … Scroll down to “.150” or browser-search for it.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Corp. & Assoc. art., § 9A-101 et seq. … [Revised Uniform Partnership Act]
      New Mexico: N.M. Stat. Ann. § 54-1A-101 et seq. … [Uniform Partnership Act (1994)]
      Oklahoma: 54 Okla. Stat. § 1-100 et seq. … [Revised Uniform Partnership Act] Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
      Tennessee: Tenn. Code § 61-1-101 et seq. … [Revised Uniform Partnership Act]
  • Uniform Act on Paternity
  • Model Penal Code
  • Uniform Periodic Payment of Judgments Act  (1990)
    Under this act, judgments for future damages in tort actions involving bodily injury may be established in periodic payment form rather than lump-sum form.
  • Uniform Perpetuation of Testimony Act
  • Uniform Photographic Copies of Business and Public Records as Evidence Act  (1949)
    This act provides that a reproduction which accurately reflects the original is as admissible in evidence as the original itself in an judicial or administrative proceeding. See also the Uniform Business Records as Evidence Act.
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  • Uniform Planned Community Act  (1980)
    This act contains comprehensive provisions for creating, managing, and terminating planned community developments.
  • Model Post-Conviction Procedure Act  (1955; rev. 1966, am. 1980)
    This act provides a single post-conviction review as part of the criminal process. (This act is now regarded by the Uniform Law Commission as a model act instead of a uniform act.)
      Maryland: Md. Code, Crim. Proc. art., § 7-101 et seq.
      North Dakota: N.D. Cent. Code § 29-32.1-01 et seq. … [Uniform Postconviction Procedure Act]
      Oklahoma: 22 Okla. Stat. § 1080 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Power of Attorney Act  (2006)
    This act effectively replaces the Uniform Durable Power of Attorney Act (1987) and supersedes the Uniform Statutory Form Power of Attorney Act (1988).
  • Uniform Premarital Agreement Act  (1983)
    This act provides a more certain framework for complete and enforceable premarital agreements.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 9-11-401 et seq.
      California: Cal. Fam. Code § 1600 et seq. … Scroll down to “1600” or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Premarital and Marital Agreements Act  (2012)
    This act addresses the varying standards on both types of agreements that have led to conflicting laws, judgments, and uncertainty about enforcement as couples move from state to state.
  • Uniform Preservation of Private Business Records Act
      Maryland: Md. Code, Bus. Reg. art., § 1-301 et seq.
      Oklahoma: 67 Okla. Stat. § 251 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Pretrial Detention Act  (1989)
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  • Uniform Principal and Income Act  (1931, am. 1958; rev. 1962; rev. 1997, am. 2000, am. 2008)
    This act’s purpose is to provide procedures for trustees administering trusts and personal representatives administering estates in allocating assets to principal and income, and to govern their proper distribution to beneficiaries, heirs and devisees.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 19-3A-101 et seq.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 28-70-101 et seq.
      California: Cal. Prob. Code § 16320 et seq. … [Revised Uniform Principal and Income Act] Scroll down to “16320” or browser-search for it. See also Cal. Law Revision Comm’n, Pub. 202 (1999).
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 15-1-401 et seq.
      Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. § 386.191 et seq. … [Revised Uniform Principal and Income Act] Scroll down to “.191” or browser-search for it.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Est. & Tr. art., § 15-501 et seq.
      New Jersey: N.J. Stat. §§ 3B:19A-1, 3B-19B-1 et seq.
      New York: N.Y. Est. Powers & Trusts Law § 11-2.1
      Oklahoma: 60 Okla. Stat. § 175.101 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Probate Code  (1969; rev. 1991, am. 1997, 1998, 2002–2004, 2006, 2008, 2010)
    Where this code is in force, the following acts may be codified as parts of it:
    UPC art. 2 — Uniform Act on Intestacy, Wills, and Donative Transfers
    UPC art. 5 [pt. 1–4] — Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act
    UPC art. 5 [pt. 5] — Uniform Durable Power of Attorney Act
    UPC art. 5 [pt. 6] — Uniform Custodial Trust Act
    UPC art. 6 [pt. 1] — Uniform Nonprobate Transfers on Death Act
    UPC art. 6 [pt. 2] — Uniform Multiple-Person Accounts Act
    UPC art. 6 [pt. 3] — Uniform TOD Security Registration Act
    In addition, the Uniform Law Commission recommends that article 7 (trust administration) of the UPC should be incorporated into the Uniform Trust Code where that code is in force.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 15-10-101 et seq.
  • Uniform Probate of Foreign Wills Act
  • Uniform Proof of Statutes Act  (1920)
      Maryland: Md. Code, Cts. & Jud. Proc. art., § 10-202
  • Uniform Property Act
  • Model Protection of Charitable Assets Act  (2011)
    This act articulates and confirms the role of the state attorney general in protecting charitable assets. The attorney general’s authority is broad, and this act will not limit or narrow that authority. The act provides the attorney general (the term is used in the act to mean the charity regulator in the state) with an inventory of basic information without overburdening the charities or the attorney general with excessive reporting requirements.
  • Uniform Protection of Genetic Information in Employment Act  (2010)
    This act comprehensively regulates acquisition, use, retention, and disclosure of genetic information in the context of employment. The act allows individuals to control the privacy of their genetic information, preventing the misuse of that information.
  • Uniform Prudent Investor Act  (1994)
    This act revamps rules that govern the actions of trustees. Trustees are required to pursue an investment strategy taking into account such factors as risk and return. Where the Uniform Trust Code is in force, this act should be codified as article 9 of the UTC.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 15-1.1-101 et seq.
      New York: N.Y. Est. Powers & Trusts Law § 11-2.3 … Scroll down to § 11-2.3 or browser-search for it.
      Oklahoma: 60 Okla. Stat. § 175.60 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act  (2006)
    This act replaces the Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act (1972). Regarding the regulation of trustees and others holding funds for charitable purposes, see also the Uniform Supervision of Trustees for Charitable Purposes Act.
      Oklahoma: 60 Okla. Stat. § 300.11 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Public Assembly Act
  • Model Punitive Damages Act  (1996)
    This act provides states with improved procedures for awarding punitive damages, including standards of proof, procedures to control unreasonable awards, and careful court review of punitive damage awards. (This act is now regarded by the Uniform Law Commission as a model act instead of a uniform act.)
  • Uniform Putative and Unknown Fathers Act  (1988)
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  • Model Real Estate Cooperative Act  (1981)
    This model act is a companion act to the Uniform Condominium Act and the Uniform Planned Community Act. Real estate cooperatives are created when an association assumes title to real property, which then is leased back to its members. Each member, also, owns a share of the association. The model act provides comprehensive legislation governing the critical phases of cooperative development: creation, financing, management, and termination.
  • Model Real Estate Time-Share Act  (1980)
    This act contains provisions for the creation and termination of time-share units. It also deals with the management of time-share units, and provides consumer protection for purchasers of time shares.
  • Uniform Real Property Electronic Recording Act  (2004, am. 2005)
    The purpose of this act is to give county clerks and recorders the legal authority to prepare for electronic recording of real property instruments.
      Oklahoma: 16 Okla. Stat. § 86.1 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Real Property Transfer on Death Act  (2009)
    This act allows an owner of real property to pass the property simply and directly to a beneficiary on the owner’s death without probate. The property passes by means of a recorded transfer on death (TOD) deed.
  • Uniform Reciprocal Enforcement of Support Act  (1950; rev. 1952, 1958, 1968)
    This act was superseded by the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act.
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      Georgia: Ga. Code § 19-11-40 et seq.
  • Uniform Reciprocal Transfer Tax Act
      New York: N.Y. Tax Law § 960-a … Scroll down to § 960-a or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Recognition of Acknowledgments Act  (1968)
    See also the Uniform Acknowledgment Act. Both acts were superseded by the Uniform Law on Notarial Acts.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 12-55-201 et seq.
      Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. § 423.110 et seq. … Scroll down to “.110” or browser-search for it.
  • Model Registered Agents Act  (2006)
    This act provides states with one registration procedure for registered agents no matter the kind of business entity represented by the agent, simplifying registration procedures by providing one registered agent database in each state. (This act is now regarded by the Uniform Law Commission as a model act instead of a uniform act.)
  • Model Relocation Act  (1997)
    This act is recommended by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, not the Uniform Law Commission. This act provides guidance for state legislatures addressing the issue of relocating children after divorce. [Text]
  • Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act  (1970)
    This is a federal law, Pub. L. No. 91-646 [see 42 U.S.C. § 4601 et seq.; see also 49 C.F.R. § 24.1 et seq. (Department of Transportation regulations)], pursuant to which states have enacted complementary statutes (some of which have the same title), for the purpose of ensuring that the benefits of the federal law can be enjoyed by the citizens of those states. The state laws are not “uniform” in any sense except in regard to their purpose.
  • Uniform Rendition of Accused Persons Act  (1967)
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 16-4-301 et seq.
  • Uniform Rendition of Prisoners as Witnesses in Criminal Proceedings Act  (1957)
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 16-43-301 et seq.
      Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. § 421.600 et seq. … Scroll down to “.600” or browser-search for it.
      Oklahoma: 22 Okla. Stat. § 728 et seq. … [Uniform Act to Secure Rendition of Prisoners in Criminal Proceedings] Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Model Representation of Children in Abuse, Neglect, and Custody Proceedings Act  (2006, am. 2007)
    This act seeks to improve the representation of children in proceedings directly affecting their custody by clearly defining the roles and responsibilities of children’s representatives and by providing guidelines to courts in appointing representatives. (This act is now regarded by the Uniform Law Commission as a model act instead of a uniform act.)
  • Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act  (1972)
    The act removes the landlord and tenant relationship from the constraints of property law and establishes it on the basis of contract law with all the concomitant rights and remedies.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 35-9A-101 et seq. … (eff. 1/1/2007)
      Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. § 383.505 et seq. … Scroll down to “.505” or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Residential Mortgage Satisfaction Act  (2004)
    This act provides rules and procedures for clearing fully paid residential real estate mortgages from the real property records in every state.
  • Uniform Rights of the Terminally Ill Act  (1985, am. 1989)
    See also the Uniform Health-Care Consent Act. Both acts were superseded by the Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act.
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  • Uniform Rules [Model Rules] . . . see under the first significant word:
  • Model Rules of Criminal Procedure
  • Uniform Rules Relating to the Discovery of Electronically Stored Information
  • Uniform Rules of Evidence
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  • Uniform Sales Act  (1906)
    This act was superseded by article 2 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
  • Model S Corporation Income Tax Act  (1991)
    This act is recommended by the Multistate Tax Commission, not the Uniform Law Commission. {Text]
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 39-22-320 et seq.
  • Uniform Act to Secure the Attendance of Witnesses From Without a State in Criminal Proceedings  (1936)
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 12-21-280 et seq.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 16-43-401 et seq.
      Florida: Fla. Stat. § 942.01 et seq. … [Uniform Law to Secure the Attendance of Witnesses From Within or Without a State in Criminal Proceedings]
      Georgia: Ga. Code § 24-10-90 et seq. … [Uniform Act to Secure the Attendance of Witnesses From Without the State]
      Maryland: Md. Code, Cts. & Jud. Proc. art., § 9-301 et seq.
      Missouri: Mo. Rev. Stat. § 491.400 et seq. … [Uniform Law to Secure the Attendance of Witnesses From Within or Without a State in Criminal Proceedings] Scroll down to “491.400” or browser-search for it.
      Oklahoma: 22 Okla. Stat. § 721 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
      Wisconsin: Wis. Stats. § 976.02 … [Uniform Act for the Extradition of Witnesses in Criminal Actions]
  • Uniform Act Governing Secured Creditors’ Dividends in Liquidation Proceedings  (1939)
  • Uniform Securities Act  (1930; rev. 1956, am. 1958; rev. 1985, am. 1988; rev. 2002, am. 2005)
    This act provides basic investor protection from securities fraud, complementing the federal Securities and Exchange Act.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 8-6-1 et seq.
      Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. § 292.310 et seq. … Scroll down to “.310” or browser-search for it.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Corp. & Assoc. art., § 11-101 et seq.
      Oklahoma: 71 Okla. Stat. § 1-101 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Securities Ownership by Minors Act  (1960)
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 8-6-90 et seq.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 9-26-301 et seq.
  • Model Sentencing and Corrections Act
  • Uniform Short Form Mortgage Act
  • Uniform Act for the Simplification of Fiduciary Security Transfers  (1958)
      Georgia: Ga. Code § 53-12-320 et seq.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Est. & Tr. art., § 15-301 et seq.
  • Uniform Simplification of Land Transfers Act  (1976, am. 1977)
    This act deals wtih conveyances, recording, priorities, construction and other liens, and public land records. In each of these areas, it provides comprehensive provisions designed to unify and modernize the law to further the security and certainty of land titles, the reduction of the costs of land transfers, the balancing of the interests of all parties in the construction lien area, and the creation of a more efficient system of public land records. Parts of this act were used to create (from article 3) the Model Marketable Title Act and (from article 5) the Uniform Construction Lien Act.
  • Uniform Simultaneous Death Act  (1940, am. 1953; rev. 1991, am. 1993)
    This act creates a default rule that one must survive another by 120 hours, to avoid disputes caused by simultaneous or quickly successive deaths of persons between whom property or death benefits pass on the death of one survived by the other.
      Alaska: Alaska Stat. § 13.12.702 … Similar to the uniform act; see an alternative version at the Alaska Legal Resource Center.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 28-10-101 et seq.
      Georgia: Ga. Code § 53-10-1 et seq.
      Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. § 397.1001 et seq. … Scroll down to “.1001” or browser-search for it.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Cts. & Jud. Proc. art., § 10-801 et seq.
      Oklahoma: 58 Okla. Stat. § 1001 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Single Publication Act
  • Uniform State [Model State] . . . see under the first significant word:
  • Model State Administrative Procedure Act
  • Uniform State Law for Aeronautics
  • Uniform State Antitrust Act
  • Uniform State Tax Lien Registration and Enforcement Act
  • Uniform Status of Children of Assisted Conception Act  (1988)
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  • Uniform Act on the Status of Convicted Persons
  • Uniform Statute and Rule Construction Act  (1993; rev. 1995)
    This act provides guidelines for drafting and interpreting a state’s statutes and administrative rules. This act superseded the Model Statutory Construction Act.
  • Uniform Statute of Limitations on Foreign Claims Act
      Oklahoma: 12 Okla. Stat. § 107 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Model Statutory Construction Act  (1965, 1975)
    This act was originally called the Uniform Statutory Construction Act, and the first word was changed to Model in 1975. This act was superseded by the Uniform Statute and Rule Construction Act.
  • Uniform Statutory Form Power of Attorney Act  (1988)
    This act provides an optional, simple, and standardized form for creating a power of attorney. This act was superseded in 2006 by the Power of Attorney Act.
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      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 28-68-401 et seq.
      California: Cal. Prob. Code § 4400 et seq. … Scroll down to “4400” or browser-search for it. See also Cal. Law Revision Comm’n, Pub. 208 (2000).
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 15-1-1301 et seq.
      Oklahoma: 15 Okla. Stat. § 1001 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Statutory Rule Against Perpetuities Act  (1986, am. 1990)
    This act invalidates interests in property that are intended to belong to somebody at a future time, but for which the actual determination of ownership cannot or will not be accomplished within a specific period of time. Where the Uniform Probate Code is in force, this act may be codified in article 2 (as part 9) of the UPC.
      California: Cal. Prob. Code § 21200 et seq. … Scroll down to “21200” or browser-search for it.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 15-11-1101 et seq.
      Georgia: Ga. Code § 44-6-200 et seq.
      Utah: Utah Code § 75-2-1201 et seq. … Scroll down to “1201” or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Statutory Trust Entity Act  (2009)
    This act governs the use of statutory trusts as a mode of business organization. The act modernizes the existing, but outdated, laws governing these types of entities.
  • Uniform Statutory Will Act
  • Uniform Succession Without Administration Act
  • Uniform Stock Transfer Act  (1909)
    This act was superseded by article 8 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
  • Uniform Supervision of Trustees for Charitable Purposes Act  (1954)
    This act requires trustees and others holding funds for charitable purposes to report the existence of the trust relationship to the Attorney General’s Office, and to make subsequent, periodic reports to that office. Regarding the regulation funds-solicitation by charitable organizations, see also the Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act. (Insofar as a nonprofit organization has the form of a charitable trust, the organization would be governed largely by this act, whereas a nonprofit organization that is an unincorporated association would be governed by the Uniform Unincorporated Nonprofit Association Act.)
  • Model Surface Use and Mineral Development Accommodation Act  (1990)
    This act governs compensation to surface owners of real property for changes resulting from mineral developments by holders of mineral interests.
  • Model Survival and Death Act
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  • Uniform State Tax Lien Registration and Enforcement Act
  • Uniform Testamentary Additions to Trusts Act  (1960; rev. 1991)
    This act modernizes trust and estate law by permitting “pour-over” provisions in wills. These commonly-used provisions merely add money or other property passing at death through probate to inter vivos trusts. The 1991 version of this act is substantively the same as section 511 of the Uniform Act on Intestacy, Wills, and Donative Transfers and the same as section 2-511 of the Uniform Probate Code.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 28-27-101 et seq.
      Oklahoma: 84 Okla. Stat. § 301 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Model Third-Party (Non-Parental) Contact Act
    This act is recommended by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, not the Uniform Law Commission. This act addresses whether and under what circumstances a court may order contact between a child and a third party (a person other than a parent) over parental objection.
  • Uniform TOD Security Registration Act  (1989)
    This act provides non-probate transfer of specifically registered investment securities from owner to named beneficiaries at owner’s death. (This act may also be called the Uniform Transfer on Death Security Registration Act.) Where the Uniform Probate Code is in force, this act may be codified in article 6 (as part 3) of the UPC.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 8-6-140 et seq.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 28-14-101 et seq.
      Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. § 292.6501 et seq. … Scroll down to “.6501” or browser-search for it.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Est. & Tr. art., § 16-101 et seq.
      Oklahoma: 71 Okla. Stat. § 901 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Model State Trademark Act
      California: Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code § 14200 et seq. … Scroll down to “14200” or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Trade Secrets Act  (1979, am. 1985)
    This act provides a legal framework for improved trade secret protection for industry.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 8-27-1 et seq.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 4-75-601 et seq.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 7-74-101 et seq.
      Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. § 365.880 et seq. … Scroll down to “.880” or browser-search for it.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Comm. L. art., § 11-1201 et seq.
      Oklahoma: 78 Okla. Stat. § 85 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Model Transboundary Pollution Reciprocal Access Act  (1982)
    This act overcomes procedural obstacles that prevent a pollution victim in one state or province from seeking enforceable remedies in the state or province where the pollution originated. This act was developed jointly by the Uniform Law Commission and the Uniform Law Conference of Canada, and it has been enacted in several provinces of Canada. (This act is now regarded by the Uniform Law Commission as a model act instead of a uniform act.)
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 13-1.5-101 et seq.
  • Uniform Transfer on Death Security Registration Act . . . see Uniform TOD Security Registration Act
  • Uniform Transfer of Dependents Act  (1935)
  • Uniform Transfer of Litigation Act  (1991)
    This act permits courts of one state to transfer litigation to courts of another state, and vice versa.
  • Uniform Transfers to Minors Act  (1983, am. 1986)
    This act updates, expands, and supersedes the Uniform Gifts to Minors Act.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 35-5A-1 et seq.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 9-26-201 et seq.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 11-50-101 et seq.
      Maryland: Md. Code, Est. & Tr. art., § 13-301 et seq.
      Oklahoma: 58 Okla. Stat. § 1201 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Model Tribal Notice Act
    This act is recommended by the Native American Rights Fund, not the Uniform Law Commission. [Text]
  • Model Tribal Secured Transactions Act  (2005, am. 2006)
    This act, which is recommended for enactment by Native American tribal legislative bodies, is consistent with the core principles of article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code, establishing a substantive and procedural framework to provide certainty to secured transactions.
  • Uniform Trust Code Act  (2000, am. 2001, am. 2003–2005)
    This act provides a comprehensive model for codifying the law on trusts. Where the UTC is in force, the following uniform acts could also be in force; these acts are regarded by the Uniform Law Commission as not affected by the UTC:
    Uniform Common Trust Fund Act
    Uniform Custodial Trust Act
    Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act
    Uniform Principal and Income Act
    Uniform Statutory Rule Against Perpetuities Act
    Uniform Supervision of Trustees for Charitable Purposes Act
    Uniform Testamentary Additions to Trusts Act
    However, where the UTC is in force, the Uniform Prudent Investor Act should be codified as article 9 of the UTC. Also, the UTC does have a few provisions that overlap provisions of the Uniform Probate Code.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 19-3B-101 et seq. … (eff. 1/1/2007)
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 28-73-101 et seq.
      Kansas: Kan. Stat. § 58a-101 et seq.
  • Uniform Trust Code – Insurable Interests Amendment Act  (2010)
    This act addresses concerns regarding the purchase of life insurance trusts by trustees as it relates to insurable-interest law. Life insurance trusts are a standard estate planning tool because proceeds of an irrevocable life insurance trust are not subject to estate taxes.
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  • Uniform Trustee Powers Act  (1964)
    Where the Uniform Trust Code is in force, this act could be superseded by various provisions of the UTC.
      Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. § 386.800 et seq. … Scroll down to “.800” or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Trustees’ Accounting Act  (1936, am. 1937)
  • Model Multistate Trust Institutions Act
    This act, which provides statutory options for multistate trust activities, is recommended by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors, not the Uniform Law Commission. A number (more than a third) of states have incorporated elements of this act in their trust statutes. [Text]
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 23-51-101 et seq.
  • Uniform Trusts Act  (1937)
    Where the Uniform Trust Code is in force, this act could be superseded by various provisions of the UTC.
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  • Uniform Unauthorized Insurers Process Act
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 27-10-50 et seq.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 23-65-201 et seq.
  • Uniform Unclaimed Property Act  (1981; rev. 1995)
    This act provides a system for transferring intangible personal property and personal property in safety deposit accounts, held by an entity other than the rightful owner, to the state when it is deemed abandoned by the rightful owner. This act supersedes the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act.
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 35-12-70 et seq. … [Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act of 2004]
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 18-28-201 et seq.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 38-13-101 et seq.
      Oklahoma: 60 Okla. Stat. § 651 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Unincorporated Nonprofit Association Act  (1996; rev. 2008)
    This act allows an unincorporated nonprofit association to receive, hold, and transfer real and personal property in its own name. It also limits liability of members for liability of the association. (Insofar as a nonprofit organization has the form of a charitable trust, the organization would be governed largely by the Uniform Supervision of Trustees for Charitable Purposes Act, instead of this act.)
      Alabama: Ala. Code § 10-3B-1 et seq.
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 4-28-501 et seq.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 7-30-101 et seq.
  • Uniform Unsworn Foreign Declarations Act  (2008)
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  • Uniform Vendor and Purchaser Risk Act  (1935)
    This act protects the purchaser of real estate where there is a binding contract of sale and the property is destroyed before the purchaser has gone into possession or has taken legal title, and protects the vendor after transfer of possession.
      New York: N.Y. Gen. Oblig. Law § 5-1311
      Oklahoma: 16 Okla. Stat. § 201 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Uniform Veterans’ Guardianship Act  (1928; rev. 1942)
      Arkansas: Ark. Code § 28-66-101 et seq.
      Colorado: Colo. Rev. Stat. § 28-5-201 et seq.
      Kentucky: Ky. Rev. Stat. § 388.190 et seq. … Scroll down to “.190” or browser-search for it.
      Oklahoma: 72 Okla. Stat. § 126.1 et seq. … Scroll down to beginning section or browser-search for it.
  • Model Victims of Crime Act  (1992)
    This act provides rights of victims of crime to certain protections in the criminal justice system, and a system of compensation for victims personally injured by criminal action. This act superseded the Uniform Crime Victims Reparations Act. (This act is now regarded by the Uniform Law Commission as a model act instead of a uniform act.)
  • Uniform Voting by New Residents in Presidential Elections Act  (1962)
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  • Uniform Wage Withholding and Unemployment Insurance Procedure Act  (2004)
    This act provides for a uniform wage base for computing both income tax withholding and unemployment compensation tax withholding, and uniform reporting and payment requirements for employers.
  • Uniform Warehouse Receipts Act  (1906)
    This act was superseded by article 7 of the Uniform Commercial Code.
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