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TABLE OF CONTENTS


Collection Summary

Historical Background

Contents of the Collection

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Model Survival and Death Act 1977

University of Texas, Tarlton Law Library

A Guide to the Model Survival and Death Act, 1977



Collection Summary

CreatorUniform Law Commission
TitleModel Survival and Death Act
AbstractThe collection consists of materials related to the Model Survival and Death Act. The papers were donated by Edward I. Cutler and Bion M. Gregory.
Size2 folders.
RepositorySpecial Collections, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin,
727 E. Dean Keeton St., Austin, TX 78705-3224, (512) 471-7071

Historical Background

The Special Committee on Wrongful Death Act was created in 1970 to consider whether the Conference should undertake the drafting of an Act on wrongful death. The question of a Model Act or a Uniform Act was also to be considered. The Committee's initial conclusion was that a Uniform Act could serve a useful purpose, that some states might adopt one if it were promulgated, and that other states might revise their acts along the lines suggested by a Uniform Act. A Uniform Act was drafted by the Committee and approved by the National Conference in 1977. In 1979, the name was changed to Model Survival and Death Act in keeping with the Conference's official statement of criteria for Uniform and Model Acts. The Model Survival and Death Act covers survival rights and obligations as well as recoveries for wrongful death.*

*Source: Prefatory Note.

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Contents of the Collection

The collection contains a summary and a draft of the Uniform Survival and Death Act.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Duplication restrictions on copyrighted material in research files. Please contact the Department of Special Collections for more information.

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Index Terms

Major Subjects
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws.
Uniform Law Commission.
Uniform state laws.
Cutler, Edward I.
Gregory, Bion M.

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Administrative Information

Cite As

Model Survival and Death Act, Uniform Law Commission Archives, Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin.

Acquisition Information

On loan from the Uniform Law Commission, 2012.

Processing Information

Processing completed September 2015 by Kate Roden.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Model Survival and Death Act 1977

boxfolder
FL-1411Act Summary
Creator: Gregory, Bion M.
12Draft, 1977
Creator: Cutler, Edward I.

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