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NO. R-351.  Senate concurrent resolution recognizing Vermont Uniform Law Commissioner Carl Lisman for his continuing assistance to the general assembly.


By Senators Condos, Racine and Cummings,

Whereas, the National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) also known as the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), assists states in drafting many statutes that are intended to encourage uniformity among the states in areas of the law where uniformity is desirable, and

Whereas , among the topics addressed in uniform state laws are adoption, anatomical gifts, forms of business organization, child custody, the commercial code, common interest ownership of real property, criminal law in many of its specific aspects, electronic transactions, rules of evidence, gifts to minors, mediation and unclaimed property, as well as many others far too numerous to mention, and

Whereas, this 116-year-old organization is composed of lawyers from every state, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Washington, D.C., who are in private practice, academia, the judiciary and legislatures, and who are legislative staff, and who work on a nonpartisan basis to bring clarity and stability to state statutes across the country, and

Whereas, one of the six respected members of the Vermont bar who represent this state in the NCCUSL is Carl Lisman, who has served as a uniform law commissioner since 1976, and

Whereas, Carl Lisman and the other ULC members from Vermont receive no per diem compensation and whose annual out-of-pocket expenses continually exceed their reimbursements from Vermont by a significant amount, and

Whereas, on repeated occasions during the past 32 years, Carl Lisman has devoted countless hours to working with the members of the general assembly and legislative council attorneys to draft and amend legislation that is then enacted as Vermont’s codified version of various uniform state laws, most prominent of which is the Uniform Commercial Code, and

Whereas, his outstanding legal work, which always reflects careful scholarship and meticulous attention to detail, merits commendation from this legislature, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives: 

That the General Assembly recognizes the significant and much appreciated role of Carl Lisman as a uniform law commissioner in assisting the members and staff of this legislature in preparing and enacting uniform laws in Vermont, and be it further

Resolved:  That the Secretary of State be directed to send a copy of this resolution to Carl Lisman at the law firm of Lisman, Webster & Leckerling and to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws in Chicago.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont