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Thu Aug 11, 2022, 12:35 PM

Lindsey Graham- Familiarize yourself of "Uniform Act of 1931"

Perhaps he could be nabbed before or after visiting Washington...

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Reply Lindsey Graham- Familiarize yourself of "Uniform Act of 1931" (Original post)
Smackdown2019 Aug 2022 OP
rsdsharp Aug 2022 #1
mercuryblues Aug 2022 #2
rsdsharp Aug 2022 #4
mahatmakanejeeves Aug 2022 #3
Smackdown2019 Aug 2022 #5

Response to Smackdown2019 (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2022, 12:40 PM

1. Did Georgia enact it? Did South Carolina?

A Uniform Act is nothing more than a suggested statute, drafted by a committee. It is not a law, unless enacted; even then, it might not be enacted as originally drafted.

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Response to Smackdown2019 (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2022, 12:46 PM

2. ?????

What is the "Uniform Act of 1931" and why does graham need to read it?

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Response to mercuryblues (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 11, 2022, 02:21 PM

4. I'm assuming this is what the OP was referring to.

This is the title page:

UNIFORM ACT TO SECURE THE ATTENDANCE OF WITNESSES FROM WITHOUT A STATE
IN CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS
Drafted by the
NATIONAL CONFERENCE OF COMMISSIONERS ON UNIFORM STATE LAWS
at its
FORTY-FIRST ANNUAL CONFERENCE ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY SEPTEMBER 8 – 14, 1931
and as revised at its
FORTY-SIXTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS AUGUST 17 – 22, 1936
in cooperation with
THE INTERSTATE COMMISSION ON CRIME
WITH EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
Approved and Recommended for Enactment in All the States by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws And by the Interstate Commission on Crime
Approved by the American Bar Association at its Meeting in Atlantic City, New Jersey, September 17–19, 1931
And Reapproved
At its Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, August 24–28, 1936

It’s meaningless until and unless it’s actually adopted by a legislature and signed into law. Even then, there can be conflict of law issues if the other state has different laws on the subject.

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Response to Smackdown2019 (Original post)

Thu Aug 11, 2022, 12:48 PM

3. Color me confused.

https://highwaypatrol.utah.gov/uhp-history/history-1923-1939-overviewthe-early-years/uniformact/

Uniform Act Regulating Traffic on Highway – 1931

During the 1920s, the National Conference on Street and Highway Safety prepared a suggestion of uniform motor vehicle control legislation for the various states. This conference consisted of all the national organizations concerned with the problem of uniformity of traffic laws. Assisted by the American Bar Association, this conference produced a program which has served as the solid foundation for the entire legal structure of motor vehicle traffic regulation and control. The United States Secretary of Commerce endorsed the program and recommended its adoption by all of the states. This so-called “uniform code,” consisted of four separate acts: (1) Motor Vehicle Registration, (2) Driver Licensing, (3) Automobile Anti-Theft, and (4) Uniform Traffic Regulations. The 1927 Utah Legislature considered this entire Uniform Code, which was sponsored locally by a committee appointed by Governor Dern, but were unable to give it serious consideration because of the sheer complexity and magnitude of the proposed laws. By 1931, the increase in speed and volume of motor vehicle traffic and multiplying traffic accident problems was sufficient to arouse enough public sentiment to win legislative approval, of the Uniform Traffic Code. It took several remaining legislative sessions to enact the whole four-pronged program. Utah was far from being the last state to adopt the entire program; in fact, some states, such as Montana, had not even created a state highway patrol by this time.

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