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List of Uniform Acts (United States)

This is a list of all the Uniform Acts or proposed Uniform Acts that have been proposed by the Uniform Law Commissioners[?], more formally known as the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws[?], a body of lawyers and other professionals who work for the standardisation of U.S. state laws in the United States of America. The NCCUSL does not have any legislative power and to give legal effect to any uniform act requires the approval of state legislatures. In some causes, such as the Uniform Computer Information Transactions Act has proved difficult to receive.

The existence of uniform acts results in large part from the nature of the American federal system. The United States Federal government does not have general power to legislate many issues leaving many powers to state governments. At the same time, there is a desire to have consistent laws across the states.

Some legal scholars have argued that the existence and codification of Uniform acts, most notably the Uniform Commercial Code has given American law less of a common law flavor and made it more similar to civil law.



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