The Uniform Conservation Easement Act: Reflections of a Member of the Drafting Committee

K. King Burnett

Abstract


The Uniform Law Commission (ULC), formerly known as the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, was established in 1892 by a group of state governments with support from the American Bar Association. The ULC improves the law by providing states with “non-partisan, well-conceived, and well-drafted legislation that brings clarity and stability to critical areas of state statutory law.” The purpose of the ULC is to “promote the principle of uniformity by drafting and proposing specific statutes in areas of the law where uniformity between the states is desirable.” The ULC can only propose laws—“no uniform law is effective unless and until a state legislature adopts it.”

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