LANSING – State Representative Derek E. Miller (D-Warren) has been appointed by Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter as one of two House members serving on the Michigan Commission on Uniform State Laws (MCUSL).

The commission consists of two members each appointed from the state Senate and House of Representatives, the director of the Legislative Service Bureau and three members appointed by the Legislative Council, which is a bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators. The MCUSL serves as Michigan’s delegation to the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCUSL). The group confers with commissioners from other states to bring about uniformity of state law when variations could make solving interstate problems difficult.

 “Working together to create uniformity whenever possible makes it simpler for business and industry to work across state lines,” said Miller. “Uniform laws are one way to help government operate efficiently. I look forward to joining my House and Senate colleagues on this commission, and I look forward to working with commissions from across the country.”

The NCUSL also drafts model bills to guide legislatures dealing with issues that don’t require uniformity, but have been adopted by other states, such as the Model State Administrative Procedures Act.