November 2010

Issue No. 115

Katie Robinson, Editor

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


Legislative Update

Our 2011 legislative year is officially underway, and we have already recorded the first enactment of the new legislative year. The honor goes to Michigan, for its recent enactment of the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. This is just the beginning, of course. Every state will be in session next year, and legislative planning is already well underway in the states. All signs point to 2011 as another great year.


Upcoming Meetings

  • November 19, 2010, Washington, DC
    Committee to Review the ULC Drafting Process
  • November 19 - 20, 2010, Washington, DC
    Drafting Committee on Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic
           Legal Materials
    Drafting Committee on Asset Freezing Orders
    Committee on International Legal Developments
  • November 20, 2010, Washington, DC
    Joint Editorial Board on Uniform Family Law
  • January 7, 2011, Naples, Florida
    Committee on Scope and Program
  • January 8 - 9, 2011, Naples, Florida
    Executive Committee


New Members

Our newest commissioner in Louisiana is Michael H. Rubin, an attorney in Baton Rouge. Mr. Rubin is also a member of the ALI and a past President of the Louisiana State Bar Association; he replaces Thomas Casey, who resigned.

In Mississippi, Cheryn Baker has been appointed commissioner. Ms. Baker is an attorney with the Mississippi Secretary of State's office in Jackson.

In New Mexico, Alfred A. Park, an attorney in Albuquerque, has been appointed commissioner.

Member News

Tennessee Commissioner and current ULC Treasurer Charles A. Trost was recently named Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Revenue by Governor Phil Bredesen. The Department of Revenue is responsible for administration of state tax laws and motor vehicle title and registration laws established by the legislature and for collection of taxes and fees associated with those laws. The Department of Revenue collects approximately 92 percent of total state tax revenue. Prior to being named Commissioner, Charlie was of counsel with the Nashville law firm of Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis.


2010 Acts

Ten new acts or amendments to acts were approved by the ULC at the 2010 annual meeting in Chicago. As of now, six of the 2010-approved acts are now available with final prefatory note and comments: Uniform Electronic Recordation of Custodial Interrogations Act; Uniform Faithful Presidential Electors Act; Insurable Interests Amendments to the Uniform Trust Code; Uniform Military and Overseas Voters Act; Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act; and Model State Administrative Procedure Act. These acts are all posted at the ULC's website at The remaining acts will be completed soon. If you'd like further information on any of the 2010 acts, please call the Chicago office.