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Uniform Electronic Material Act Approved by ULC

The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act -- formerly called The Authentication and Preservation of State Electronic Legal Materials Act -- has been approved by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC; formerly called the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, NCCUSL) at their annual meeting in Vail, Colorado, according to a ULC Twitter post.

[Update 12 July 2011, 6:22 p.m. Pacific: Click here for the ULC's press release.]

According to ULC, the vote was "45 [states] in favor, 1 abstention and 7 states not voting."

The Act establishes uniform legal standards for the authentication and preservation of U.S. state legal information in digital formats.

The chair of the drafting committee for the Act is Michele L. Timmons, the Revisor of Statutes for the State of Minnesota, and the committee's reporter is Professor Barbara A. Bintliff of the University of Texas School of Law.

Click here for the meeting agenda.

Click here for the current draft of the Act and the memo describing it.

Click here for earlier drafts of the Act and related documents.

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