The Model Abandoned Property Act (MAPA) allows a creditor, governmental subdivision, or homeowner’s association to request a determination that a property is abandoned based on the existence of three or more specified conditions indicating abandonment. Each homeowner and obligor, if locatable, must receive a copy of the request. A determination of abandonment allows for an expedited foreclosure procedure, ...
The Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA) addresses three interstate jurisdictional issues involving guardianships and conservatorships. First, the act provides a priority system for resolving multi-state jurisdictional conflicts. Second, the act provides a simplified transfer process when an adult subject to guardianship or conservatorship moves to a new ...
The Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) is an update of a 1987 uniform act addressing changes in federal law and regulation and related developments in the field of organ donation, thereby facilitating the availability of organs for transplantation. For more information about UAGA please contact ULC Legislative Counsel Lindsay Beaver at 312-450-6618 or email@example.com.
The Model Apportionment of Tort Responsibility Act (MATRA) sets out rules to allocate financial responsibility among multiple parties liable to others for negligent or willful misconduct.
The Revised Uniform Arbitration Act (RUAA) reflects developments in arbitration law from the last several decades. It is an update to the Uniform Arbitration Act of the 1950s. For further information about the RUAA, please contact ULC Legislative Counsel Kaitlin Wolff at 312-450-6615 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Uniform Asset-Preservation Orders Act (UAPOA) creates a uniform process for the issuance of asset-preservation orders, which preserve the assets of a defendant to prevent a party from dissipating assets prior to judgment. For further information about UAPOA, please contact ULC Legislative Counsel Kaitlin Wolff at 312-450-6615 or email@example.com.
The Uniform Assignment of Rents Act (UARA) establishes a comprehensive statutory model for the creation, perfection, and enforcement of security interests in rents. For more information about enacting UARA, please contact ULC Chief Counsel Benjamin Orzeske at 312-450-6621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Revised Uniform Athlete Agents Act (RUAAA) is an update of the Uniform Athlete Agents Act of 2000, which has been enacted in 42 states. The 2000 Act governs relations among student athletes, athlete agents, and educational institutions, protecting the interests of student athletes and academic institutions by regulating the activities of athlete agents. The Revised Act makes numerous changes ...
The Uniform Act to Secure the Attendance of Witnesses from Without a State in Criminal Proceedings was completed in 1936. The act provides states with statutory authority to secure the attendance of a witness from without the state in which the criminal proceeding or Grand Jury proceeding is pending.
The Model Audio-Visual Deposition Act (MAVDA) authorizes the use of audio-visual means for the recording of depositions. The recorded material becomes an official record of the deposition. The act can be adopted by legislation or by court rule.
The Uniform Business Organizations Code (UBOC) offers an integrated, organized statutory structure for uniform unincorporated business and nonprofit entity acts. The UBOC uses the same hub-and-spoke structure used in the Uniform Commercial Code. Article 1 of the UBOC is the “Hub,” which contains provisions common to all other Articles. Articles 2 through 8 of the Code are the “spokes.” These spokes ...
Article 1 of the Uniform Business Organizations Code (UBOC) is often referred to as the “Hub” of the UBOC. The UBOC harmonizes the language of all of the uniform unincorporated entity acts (Uniform Partnership Act, Uniform Limited Partnership Act, Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, Model Entity Transactions Act, Model Registered Agents Act, Uniform Limited Cooperative Association Act, Uniform Unincorporated ...
The Uniform Certificate of Title Act (UCOTA) provides comprehensive and modern rules for the administration and transfer of title certificates for motor vehicles. For further information about the UCOTA, please contact ULC Legislative Counsel Kaitlin Wolff at 312-450-6615 or email@example.com.
The Uniform Certificate of Title for Vessels Act (UCOTVA) regulates the titling of boats in a manner similar to the way that all states now issue titles for automobiles. By ensuring that a boat's rightful owner is easily identifiable, UCOTVA will promote financing of vessels and deter theft. UCOTVA will also protect consumers by requiring a title to disclose whether the hull of a vessel has been ...
The Uniform Certification of Questions of Law Act (UCQLA) 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. It can be adopted by legislation or by court rule.
The Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act (UCAPA) provides courts with guidelines to follow during custody disputes and divorce proceedings in order to help them identify families at risk for abduction and prevent the abduction of children. For more information about UCAPA please contact ULC Legislative Counsel Lindsay Beaver at 312-450-6618 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) limits the state with jurisdiction over child custody to one, avoiding competing orders. The act also provides enforcement provisions for child custody orders. For more information about the UCCJEA, please contact ULC Legislative Counsel Lindsay Beaver at 312-450-6621 or email@example.com.
The Model Child Witness Testimony by Alternative Methods Act (MCWTAMA) addresses procedural issues when children are witnesses, and provides methods of taking and preserving the testimony of children. For further information about enacting the MCWTAMA, please contact ULC Legislative Counsel Lindsay Beaver at 312-450-6618 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Uniform Civil Remedies for the Unauthorized Disclosure of Intimate Images Act (UCRUDIIA) establishes civil remedies for victims who experience the disclosure of their private, sexually explicit images without consent and for no legitimate purpose. For further information about UCRUDIIA, please contact ULC Legislative Counsel Kaitlin Wolff at 312-450-6615 or email@example.com.
The Model Class Actions Act (MCAA) 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.
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