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ance of introducing at the next session all of the bills recommended which have not passed, and the Secretary would ask members to communicate with 'him whenever such bills are introduced.

In case the list of commissioners as printed in this report is not correct, or any changes are made subsequently, the Secretary should be notified at once.

Extra copies of this report and of such previous reports as are extant may be obtained on application to the President or the Secretary

CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS

OF THE

COMMISSIONERS ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS.

CONSTITUTION.

ARTICLE I.

Name and Object. Section 1. This Conference or Association of Commis. sioners shall be known as “ Commissioners on Uniform State Laws."

Sec. 2. Its object shall be to promote uniformity of state laws by affording the Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, appointed in the different states of the United States of America, an opportunity of meeting in Annual Conference for the better accomplishment of the work for which they were appointed.

ARTICLE II.

Membership. SECTION 1. Its members shall consist of the Commissioners appointed under the laws or by the authority of the respective states of the United States of America to bring about uniformity of state laws, whose commissions give them authority to confer with Commissioners of the other states of said United States,

SEC. 2. Each Commissioner, upon his first attendance at an Annual National Conference of Commissioners and on his reappointment, shall file with the Secretary of the Conference the date of his commission, a statement of the term for which he is appointed and a reference to the Act of Assembly or other authority under which he has been appointed a Commissioner.

ARTICLE III.

Officers and Committees. SECTION 1. The following officers shall be elected at each Annual Conference for the year ensuing:

A President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary, Assistant Secretary, and an Executive Committee shall be constituted which shall consist of the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, all of whom shall be ex-officio members, together with four other members to be appointed by the President.

Sec. 2. The following committees shall be annually appointed by the President, for the year ensuing, and shall consist of seven members each :

1. Executive. 2. Commercial Law. 3. Wills, Descent and Distribution. 4. Marriage and Divorce. 5. Conveyances. 6. Depositions and Proof of Statutes of other States. 7. Insurance. 8. Congressional Action. 9. Appointment of New Commissioners. 10. Purity of Articles of Commerce. 11. Uniform Incorporation Law. 12. The Torrens System and Registration of Title to Land. 13. Banks and Banking.'

A majority of those members of any committee who may be present at any Annual Conference shall constitute a quorum of such committee for the purposes of such Conference.

ARTICLE IV.

Duties of Members. SECTION 1. It shall be the duty of the Commissioners from each state, at least thirty days before each Annual Conference, to report to the Chairman of the Executive Committee the enactment of any laws or the filing of any judicial decisions in the state from which they are appointed, upon the subject of uniform legislation in the United States.

2 Amendment adopted in 1906.

SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the Commissioners from each state to attend the Annual Conference of the Commissioners from the various states, or to arrange before each Annual Conference for the attendance of at least one Commissioner from their state at such Annual Conference.

Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the Commissioners from each state to report to the President of the National Conference the death or resignation of any Commissioner from their state.

SEC. 4. It shall be the duty of the Commissioners from each state to endeavor to secure from the legislature of their state an appropriation toward defraying the annual expenses of the National Conference of Commissioners.

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of the Commissioners from each State to file with the President, Secretary and members of the Executive Committee a copy of their reports to the governor or legislature of their respective states.

ARTICLE V.

By-Laws. By-Laws may be adopted, repealed or amended at any Annual Conference of Commissioners by a majority of the Commissioners present.

ARTICLE VI.

Annual Address. The President shall open each Annual Conference with an address, in which he shall communicate such changes in the statute laws of each state as tend to promote uniformity of legislation in the United States, and also any matters of interest concerning subjects of legislation, as to which uniformity may seem practicable and desirable, as well as any matters of general interest relating to the work and aims of the Conference. The topics referred to in the President's Annual Address relating to subjects pertinent to the work of this Conference, with his recommendations thereon, shall be referred to the appropriate committee or to special committees of the Conference, and each committee shall report at the next Conference

upon

such matters so referred.

ARTICLE VII.

Annual Conference. The Annual Conference of Commissioners shall be held yearly at such time and place as shall be selected by the members of the Executive Committee, and those Commissioners present at each daily session of such Conference shall constitute a quorum.

ARTICLE VIII.

Amendments.

This Constitution may be altered or amended by a twothirds vote of the Commissioners present at any Annual Conference; but no such change shall be made at any conference at which less than fifteen Commissioners are present.

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ARTICLE IX.

Construction. The word "state," whenever used in this Constitution, shall be deemed to be equivalent to state, territory or district, or insular possession of the United States of America.

ARTICLE X.

Privileges at Conference. The members of the Committee on Uniform State Laws of the American Bar Association shall be privileged to attend the , Annual Conference of Commissioners and to participate in the discussions of the Conference, but without the right to vote.

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