Report from the Criminal Records Accuracy Drafting Committee
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:49:47 +0000
The Criminal Records Accuracy Drafting Committee concluded its final in-person meeting in preparation for the act’s second reading at the ULC annual meeting in San Diego. The act requires criminal justice agencies to use biometric information to accurately identify individuals, maintain accurate records, report dispositions of arrests and charges, and provides remedies by which an […]
Update from the Drafting Committee on an Electronic Registry for Residential Mortgage Notes
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:19:15 +0000
The Drafting Committee on an Electronic Registry for Residential Mortgage Notes met March 17 and 18, 2017, in Bethesda, Maryland.  The primary issue for the Drafting Committee was whether to move forward with drafting a state electronic mortgage note registry at this time or to continue for now to monitor and provide comment on the […]
Update from the Drafting Committee on Non-Parental Child Custody and Visitation Act
Wed, 05 Apr 2017 19:53:56 +0000
The Non-Parental Child Custody and Visitation Act drafting committee met for a fifth time on March 24-25, 2017, in Washington, DC.  This was our second drafting meeting since the first reading last summer at the ULC Annual Meeting in Stowe, Vermont.  The committee continues to focus on concerns raised on the floor, and has decided […]
Update from the Drafting Committee to Amend UCC Articles 1, 3, and 9 in connection with a registry for electronic mortgage notes
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 22:29:40 +0000
The Committee met for a second time on March 24 and 25, 2017, in Washington, DC.  The Committee had before it a draft of federal National Mortgage Note Registry Act which would establish an electronic registry for notes secured by residential real property and a draft of proposed amendments to Articles 1,3 and 9 of […]
Update from the Drafting Committee to Revise the Uniform Parentage Act
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 22:24:15 +0000
The Uniform Parentage Act (UPA) Drafting Committee has been hard at work since the last annual meeting on revising the UPA to integrate same-sex couples into the act; to update the act’s surrogacy provisions; and to provide children of assisted reproduction with a right to information about their genetic heritage.  Since the annual meeting, the […]
Update from the Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses Act Drafting Committee
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 22:19:42 +0000
The Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses Act drafting committee met for its final drafting committee meeting in Chicago on March 3 and 4, 2017. The focus was on deciding a number of open issues and polishing the act for its final reading before the Conference this summer in San Diego. One major change occurred when […]
Update from the Model Veterans Court Act
Tue, 04 Apr 2017 22:17:22 +0000
The Model Veterans Court Act Drafting Committee held its fourth and final meeting in Chicago on March 3-4, 2017. The agenda was to review in detail the policy decisions made in earlier meetings and to refine the draft for the final reading at the Annual Meeting in San Diego, CA in July, 2017. Several stylistic […]
2016 Drafting Season is Over
Tue, 20 Dec 2016 21:59:39 +0000
The 2016 drafting committee season is now over. On December 2nd and 3rd, I attended the meetings of our Uniform Commercial Code Committee and of the Permanent Editorial Board for the Uniform Commercial Code in Philadelphia. These Committees continue to shepherd the signature work of the Conference, the Uniform Commercial Code. Under the leadership of […]
Model Veterans’ Court Act Drafting Committee Update
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:11:01 +0000
The Model Veterans’ Court Act Drafting Committee met for a third time on October 14th and 15th, 2016, in Washington, DC.  The drafting committee focused on addressing concerns that were raised this past summer at the ULC Annual Meeting in Stowe, Vermont.  Two of the biggest issues that the drafting committee is currently working through […]
Report from the Annual Meeting of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada
Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:20:11 +0000
Becky and I are just home from Fredericton, New Brunswick. Together with International Legal Developments Committee Chair Bob Stein, we represented the Uniform Law Commission at the Annual Meeting of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada. Our Canadian colleagues are a hospitable bunch, and they made us feel right at home. They do work that […]

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