Uniform Legislation in the United States

Uniform Legislation in the United States

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...1 it time and ao-ain, m?1ng the organization Vno'vn by half r dozen names, tending to this xtent to obscure the position and publicity of its vorV. That a body standing for uniformity should itself be known by various names is anomalous, ana it hub mcue the body the subject of/considerable witticism. Nathan ivlcChesney at the 1912 Confer once called attention to this fact ana tried to have the name of the organization changed. (1) Ihe writer was in attendance at the Conference held in iv.;1waukee in 1912, and has had many other occasions to get a thorough insight into the workings of the Commissioners on uniform State Laws. How changing the name would bring about a uniform method of citing the oody when there was already only one official title, was not appreciated, and the atten.pt failed. All the states, territories and. the District of Columbia are invitPd to send commissioners; wh-ther a particular state is reDrescnted in the body is wholly a matter of its o?;n choice. The T-td of rnnortrnt 1 p lpft to the Discretion of the individual st-tes, but the commissioners have ben advocating a rod el la7 natterned closely ntr the orifrlnil vv York l?n. The anpo1 ntment, -vhether under legislative over or without such authorization, is coE.ir.cnly mads by the governor. At nresent twenty-nine jurisdictions provide for the appointment under legislative act, but of these eleven con.pel tho-commissioners to pay their own expenses. Such a situation cannot be too sticnly condemned. x-he contribution of thfeii services is all that can properly be expected of the comrrdssioners. But even more surprising, there are twenty-four states in which no legislative act creates commissioners, their a-nnolntment being l-=-ft to extra-constitutional means. Of the...
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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236505697
  • 9781236505699