Suggested State Legislation

Generally, this Act refers to "exchange facilitators" as people, who, for a fee, enter into an agreement with a taxpayer to act as a qualified intermediary in an exchange of like-kind property, an Exchange Accommodation Titleholder, or a qualified trustee or escrow holder. It requires exchange facilitators maintain certain funds in separately identified accounts or in a qualified escrow or qualified trust in order to do business. It prohibits exchange facilitators from making misrepresentations, failing to account for moneys or property of others, engaging in fraudulent or dishonest dealings, committing certain crimes, or materially failing to fulfill contractual duties to an exchange client.

According to The Council of State Governments Eastern Regional Conference staff, this Act generally creates an "Efficiency Trust" to develop funding sources to pay to weatherize all residential buildings and half of commercial buildings in the state by 2030, which is in line with the state‘s greenhouse-gas reduction goals.

According to the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina demonstrated the need for a mechanism to enable health care professionals licensed in states outside a disaster area to quickly get authorized to practice in the state where the disaster occurred. While the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) provides for the interstate recognition of licenses held by professionals responding to disasters and emergencies, that Compact cannot be solely relied on to facilitate the "surge capacity" of professionals necessary to deliver health services during emergencies.

This Act requires wireless telecommunications carriers disclose the location of cell phone callers when such callers use their cell phones to make emergency calls. The Act directs that no cause of action shall lie in any court against any wireless telecommunications carrier, its officers, employees, agents or other specified persons for providing call location information while acting in good faith and in accordance with the provisions of the Act.

This Act defines embryos and establishes criteria for legal custodianship of embryos.