Model Act Law and Legal Definition
Model act is a legislation proposed by the National Conference of Uniform State laws. Such a proposal becomes law when it is adopted by state legislature. The purpose of a model act is to establish a model for state laws. For example, Model Penal Code and Model Probate Code. Model act is a useful frame work which enables states to have some uniformity in their governance, organization, and management. It helps ststes to conduct their functions smoothly and discharge their responsibilities in an effective manner.
However, a state adopting a model act is entitled to make modifications to a limited extent to meets that state’s need.
The U.S. Ombudsman Association Model Ombudsman Act, a model act for state governments is approved by the U.S. Ombudsman Association’s Board of Directors. This updated model is a useful document for those states interested in establishing an ombudsman office as well as a useful tool to promote the classical ombudsman institution in other states.