July 2011

Issue No. 120

Katie Robinson, Editor

Uniform Law Commission
111 N. Wabash Ave, Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60602
(312) 450-6600


Upcoming Meetings

  • September 8 - 11 , 2011, Chicago, Illinois
    Committee on Style
  • September 23 - 25, 2011, Washington, DC
    Drafting Committee to Implement the Hague Convention on Protection of Children
    Drafting Committee on Powers of Appointment Act
    Drafting Committee on Deployed Parents Visitation and Custody Act


New Officers

At the ULC's 120th Annual Meeting in Vail, new officers were elected. Delaware Commissioner Michael Houghton begins a two-year term as ULC President. Idaho Commissioner Rex Blackburn was elected Vice President. Washington Commissioner Anita Ramasastry was elected Secretary, and Tennessee Commissioner Charlie Trost was elected Treasurer.

Minnesota Commissioner Harriet Lansing begins a two-year term as Chair of the Executive Committee. Vermont Commissioner Richard T. Cassidy begins a two-year term as Chair of the Scope and Program Committee. And Nevada Commissioner Terry Care is the new Chair of the Legislative Committee.


New Committees

At its annual meeting in Vail, the Executive Committee authorized the appointment of one new drafting and six new study committees. The new drafting committee is the Drafting Committee to Revise the Uniform Residential Landlord and Tenant Act. The new study committees are: Study Committee on Appointment and Powers of Real Estate Receivers; Study Committee on Mortgage Foreclosure; Study Committee on Series of Unincorporated Business Entities; Study Committee on Regulation of Lawsuit Loans; Study Committee on Choice of Law for Fraudulent Transfers; and Joint ULC/Uniform Law Conference of Canada Study Committee on Interjurisdictional Recognition of Life Planning Documents.

Two other committees were also authorized: a ULC History Committee; and a Committee to Review the ULC Scope and Program Process.

New Members

In Oklahoma, Rusty Neal LaForge has been appointed commissioner. Mr. LaForge is an attorney in Oklahoma City, and replaces Ralph Thompson.


Legislative Update

For the second consecutive odd-numbered year, we have hit the century mark with enactments. We currently have 100 enactments, with an excellent possibility that we will add to that total before the end of our legislative year (September 30). In 2009 we ended the legislative year with 130 enactments, which tied an all-time record. The enactment that brought us to 100 this year? The Uniform Electronic Recordation of Custodial Interrogations Act, which was recently adopted in Indiana by Court Rule. That adoption is the first enactment of that Act. Check the ULC website (www.uniformlaws.org) for the latest legislative reports, updated and posted weekly.