Topics Under Study

ULC Study Committees review an assigned area of law in light of defined criteria and recommend whether ULC should proceed with a draft on that subject.   Study Committees typically do not meet in-person, but when appropriate Study Committees hold meetings with those interested in the area that the committee is exploring in order to assist in gauging the need for uniform state legislation in an area, the likely scope of any drafting project, and the potential support for a project.  ABA advisors are appointed to Study Committees when such an appointment appears particularly useful.

Common Interest Ownership Act (Revisions) Committee  

The Study Committee to Revise the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act (UCIOA) will consider the need for and feasibility of revisions to both UCIOA and the Uniform Condominium Act (UCA). UCIOA contains provisions for the formation, management, and termination of any common interest community, including condominiums, planned communities, and real estate cooperatives. UCA contains comprehensive provisions ...

 

Covenants Not to Compete Committee  

The Study Committee on Covenants not to Compete will study the need for and feasibility of a uniform or model law governing covenants not to compete in employment and related contexts.

 

Data Breach Notification Committee  

The Study Committee on Data Breach Notification will study the need for and feasibility of state legislation on data breach notification. The committee will consider the personal information that should be protected and the methods and manner of notice.

 

Declarations of Quarantine  

The Study Committee on Declarations of Quarantine will consider the need for and feasibility of enacting uniform or model state legislation concerning a declaration of quarantine and concerning employment protection and income replacement for those who are subject to quarantine.

 

Direct to Consumer Sales of Wine, Beer, and Distilled Spirits Committe ...  

The Study Committee on Direct to Consumer Sales of Wine, Beer, and Distilled Spirits will study the need for and feasibility a uniform or model law governing direct to consumer sales of wine, beer, and distilled spirits.

 

Disposition of Human Embryos and Gametes  

This committee will study the need for and feasibility of state legislation governing the disposition of human embryos and gametes at divorce, separation, or death.

 

Event Data Recorders in Cars Committee  

The Study Committee on Event Data Recorders in Cars is studying the need for and feasibility of uniform or model state legislation concerning event data recorders and all generated vehicle data. The committee has considered the issues raised by the installation of data recorders in vehicles, including privacy issues; disclosure requirements; ownership of data; use of EDR data as evidence; access to ...

 

Extreme Risk Protection Orders Committee  

The Study Committee on Extreme Risk Protection Orders will consider the need for and feasibility of a uniform or model law on extreme risk protection orders. “Extreme risk protection order” provisions are laws which permit law enforcement officers or family members to petition a court to order removal of firearms from an individual who is considered to present a danger to themselves or others. Twelve ...

 

Garnishment of Wages in Bank Accounts Committee  

The Study Committee on Garnishment of Wages in Bank Accounts will study the need for and feasibility of state legislation specifically on garnishment of wages in bank accounts or more generally on exemptions of asset classes from claims of creditors.

 

Jury Selection and Service  

This committee will study the need for and feasibility of updating the Uniform Jury Selection and Service Act, originally promulgated in 1970 and adopted in eight states

 

Online Privacy Protection  

The Study Committee on Online Privacy Protection will study the need for and feasibility a uniform or model law providing protection of online privacy.

 

Telehealth  

This committee will study the need for and feasibility of state legislation on telehealth, focusing on the doctor-patient relationship through telemedicine, the corporate practice of telemedicine, and broader emerging issues of telehealth including the use of mobile devices and artificial intelligence.

 

Uniform Commercial Code and Emerging Technologies  

The Joint Study Committee on the Uniform Commercial Code and Emerging Technologies, with members from the American Law Institute and the Uniform Law Commission, will review the Official Text of the Uniform Commercial Code with a view to recommending or possibly drafting amendments or revisions to the Uniform Commercial Code to accommodate emerged and emerging technological developments. The committee ...