uniform laws

uniform laws

A misleading term,because it seems to imply a nationwide system of laws,when really it refers to model legislation that may be adopted by individual states with or without local revisions. There is a great variety of uniform laws, which may be found at the Web site of the organization responsible for discussing and drafting them—the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) (www.nccusl.org).

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I shall confine myself to a cursory review of the remaining powers comprehended under this third description, to wit: to regulate commerce among the several States and the Indian tribes; to coin money, regulate the value thereof, and of foreign coin; to provide for the punishment of counterfeiting the current coin and secureties of the United States; to fix the standard of weights and measures; to establish a uniform rule of naturalization, and uniform laws of bankruptcy, to prescribe the manner in which the public acts, records, and judicial proceedings of each State shall be proved, and the effect they shall have in other States; and to establish post offices and post roads.
The power of establishing uniform laws of bankruptcy is so intimately connected with the regulation of commerce, and will prevent so many frauds where the parties or their property may lie or be removed into different States, that the expediency of it seems not likely to be drawn into question.
To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
Several large, powerful food companies, especially foreign firms, took up the issue of stringent provincial food safety standards with both the federal and provincial governments, pleading for uniform laws and regulations across the country.
Several measures to enact Uniform Laws have been introduced this year, including changes to the Uniform Trust Code, which are the product of the Commissioners on Uniform State Laws who propose legislation for all states.
With the adaptation of pro-PPP policies and uniform laws in key cities and states such as Chicago, Nadine notes that PPPs are beginning to fill the gap in infrastructure spending, and are predicted to keep growing.
Ahlen is a member of the Arkansas Bar Association and serves on the ABA's Governance Committee and Uniform Laws Committee.
Uniform laws created by the ULC carry weight with policymakers as commissioners are appointed by the states and often include state legislators, legislative staff, judges and local attorneys.
An alternative to nationwide federal action is uniform laws.
Activists have been pushing a bill that would create uniform laws for the jails and the state prison system that would prohibit the shackling of pregnant women during childbirth and post-delivery recuperation.
Proponents of HB 950 argue that it would allow back pay awards to accrue longer, in accordance with federal statute; change Texas Labor Code to allow for claimants to resolve their cases in state courts, closer to home; and have workers and employers governed by uniform laws at state and federal levels.

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