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Colorado Commission on Uniform State Laws

Commission Activity

The next Colorado Commission on Uniform State Laws meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, December 3, 2021 in House Committee Room 0112 at the State Capitol. If you would like to receive notification of upcoming meetings, please subscribe to the CCUSL Mailing List or watch for meeting information on General Assembly’s schedule page.

About the CCUSL and ULC

The Colorado Commission on Uniform State Laws (CCUSL) is created in § 2-3-601, C.R.S., and is charged with working with the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) to promote uniformity in state laws where uniformity may be deemed desirable and practicable. This is achieved by developing proposed uniform legislation through the ULC that can be adopted by the various state legislatures.

Uniform laws are developed after formation of a study committee and, if the results of the study are positive, a drafting committee. Draft acts are submitted to ULC at its annual meeting. Each act must be considered section by section at no less than two annual meetings by all commissioners sitting as a Committee of the Whole.

At its 130th Annual Meeting in Madison, Wisconsin, the ULC approved seven new uniform acts for consideration and possible adoption by the states:

  • Cohabitants' Economic Remedies Act
  • College Athlete Name, Image, or Likeness Act
  • Amendments to the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act
  • Community Property Disposition at Death Act
  • Personal Data Protection Act
  • Restrictive Employment Agreement Act
  • Unregulated Child Custody Transfer Act

Other drafts debated at the meeting, but not scheduled for final approval, included the Telehealth Act, the Alcohol Direct-Shipping Compliance Act, the Public Meetings During Emergencies Act, and Amendments to the Uniform Commercial Code regarding Emerging Technologies.

In addition, four new drafting and two new study committees were approved:

  • Drafting Committee on Mortgage Modification
  • Drafting Committee to Revise the Uniform Determination of Death
  • Drafting Committee on Public Health Emergency Authorities
  • Drafting Committee on Restrictive Covenants in Deeds
  • Study Committee on Redaction of Personal Information from Public Records
  • Study Committee on U.N. Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation

Here are links to ULC’s currently operating study committees and drafting committees.

Videos concerning the ULC are available here.

Uniform Laws Adopted in Colorado

Under Joint Rule 24 (b)(1)(D), CCUSL may recommend bills for introduction during a legislative session of the Colorado General Assembly. CCUSL meets at the annual summer ULC conference to adopt a preliminary legislative agenda for the upcoming regular session. It then typically meets at least once prior to the next regular session to finalize the agenda.

Uniform acts adopted by the Colorado General Assembly are available here. Uniform acts that became law in Colorado in 2021:

Uniform Acts Under Consideration for Introduction in 2022:

  • Amendments to the Uniform Probate Code
  • Amendments to the Uniform Common Interest Ownership Act
  • Cohabitants' Economic Remedies Act
  • College Student Athlete Name, Image, or Likeness Act
  • Community Property Disposition at Death Act
  • Parentage Act
  • Prevention of and Remedies for Human Trafficking Act
  • Restrictive Employment Agreement Act
  • Revised Uniform Unincorporated Nonprofit Association Act
  • Unregulated Child Custody Transfer Act
  • Voidable Transactions Act

CCUSL Membership

Colorado's commissioners are required to be attorneys admitted to practice law in Colorado. Six members are appointed or reappointed by joint resolution of the General Assembly and serve terms of two years. Serving as commissioners for 2021-2022 are Ms. Claire Levy, Chair; Senator Robert Gardner, Vice Chair; Ms. Alicia Duran; Ms. Anne McGihon; Ms. Sara S. Scott; and Representative Kerry Tipper.

In addition, any Colorado citizen who is elected as a life member of the ULC (after twenty years of membership) is a member of the Colorado Commission. The currently active life members are Thomas Grimshaw, Donald Mielke, and Charles Pike.

The Director of the Office of Legislative Legal Services, or the Director's designee, has the same status as appointed members of the commission and also serves as the ex officio secretary of the Colorado Commission. Yelana Love was appointed as the Director's designee to the Commission on August 19, 2021. The Office of Legislative Legal Services also provides assistance to the legislative members of the Colorado Commission in their efforts to enact legislation regarding uniform acts. The Committee on Legal Services is statutorily charged with filling vacancies on the Colorado Commission.

Here is a list of former and current members of CCUSL organized chronologically and alphabetically.

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