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UPPO aggregates the most important news and information about unclaimed property, including updates on legislation, reporting and compliance. Read the most up-to-date headlines here, and join UPPO for access to govWATCH for frequent briefings on state-specific legislation.

UPPO leadership is available to speak with the media on a variety of topics related to unclaimed property. To request an interview, contact Toni Nuernberg, executive director at 763-253-4344 or toni@uppo.org.

Legislative News
Tuesday, April 18, 2017   (2 Comments - view/add)
Illinois considers changing due diligence requirements »
  Illinois S.B. 1470 would require holders to send owner notices via certified mail if property is valued at o...
Tuesday, February 7, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
UPPO responds to securities liquidation bills »
  Arkansas and South Dakota introduced bills that would require the liquidation prior to or shortly after the esch...
Wednesday, July 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
ULC approves the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act »
  The Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act was approved by the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) on  Wednesd...
Tuesday, February 17, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
ULC Releases Draft of Revised UUPA »
  The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) released a draft copy of the revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act yesterd...
Wednesday, June 18, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
UPPO Member Will Sit On DE Unclaimed Property Task Force »
UPPO member Michael Houghton of Morris, Nichols, Arsht & Tunnell , will be serving on the Delaware Unclaimed Prope...

Legal News
Tuesday, May 23, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
UPPO submits amicus brief in Office Depot case »
On Thursday, May 4, 2017, the Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of A...
Monday, August 1, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
UPPO Files Amicus Brief with SCOTUS »
On Monday, Aug. 1 the Unclaimed Property Professionals Organization filed an amicus brief asking the U.S. Supreme Court to...
Wednesday, June 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Federal Judge Publishes Opinion in Temple-Inland Case »
  Summary provided by Alston & Bird: In a long-awaited decision , the Delaware federal district court h...
Monday, June 13, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
21 States Suing Delaware »
Twenty-one states on Thursday, June 9 sought more than $150 million in uncashed money orders from Delaware. The state offi...
Monday, February 29, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
US Supreme Court denies Taylor v. Yee cert »
On Monday, Feb. 29, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to let stand a lower court ruling in Taylor v. Yee and not hear the ca...

General Unclaimed Property News
Tuesday, January 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Upcoming ULC meeting scheduled »
The Uniform Law Commission (ULC) announced that the upcoming in-person meeting of the drafting committee to revise the uni...
Thursday, August 6, 2015   (0 Comments - view/add)
It's Time to Reform Escheatment of Mutual Fund Shares »
  Tax Analysts published "It's Time to Reform Escheatment of Mutual Funds Shares" an article authored by Daniel...
Friday, October 3, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
NAIC Work Group Recommends the NAIC Develop Model Law on Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits »
  The National Association of Insurance Commissioner's (NAIC) Unclaimed Life Insurance Benefits Working Group (w...
Thursday, April 24, 2014   (0 Comments - view/add)
Institute for Legal Reform Publishes Best Practices for State Administrators and Private Audit Firms »
The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR), an advocate for civil justice reform, published a paper regarding the c...
Friday, July 19, 2013
The Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General Hold Meetings on Unclaimed Property Program »
The Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General held consultation meetings throughout June 2013 to discuss the Unclaimed Prop...

State Unclaimed Property News & Announcements
Wednesday, February 22, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Florida's pre-reporting note to holders »
  Florida has new changes to its unclaimed property reporting process that holders need to be aware of during the...
Thursday, February 9, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
New York reduces voluntary compliance program lookback period »
  New York reduced the look-back period used in voluntary compliance program to 10 years. It was previously 20...
Friday, November 11, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Iowa publishes final revised regulations »
This regulation rescinds and readopts Code Section IA ADC 781-9, relating to unclaimed property, primarily for the purpo...
Wednesday, October 12, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Arkansas responds to UPPO's concerns about mineral interests »
  The General Counsel of the Arkansas State Auditor's office issued a letter to UPPO , dated Oct. 5, stating th...
Monday, October 10, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Wisconsin updates holder reporting guide »
   Wisconsin recently published a new holder reporting guide. Here are the updates included in the new guid...

UPPO News
Monday, November 7, 2016
Now accepting nominations for 17/18 UPPO Board of Directors »
  Nominations for the 17/18 UPPO Board of Directors are being accepted until Nov. 30. The following positions are...
Thursday, October 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Executive Director Toni Nuernberg Named Volunteer of the Year »
  Earlier this week, Associations North the “association for associations” in the Midwest—announced&nbs...
Friday, October 7, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
UPPO recommends changes to Iowa's proposed administrative rules »
  UPPO submitted comments to Iowa regarding its proposed administrative rule changes, published in IA ARC 2...
Friday, September 23, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
UPPO Submits Comment to Pennsylvania Regarding HB 1605 »
  Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed PA H.B. 1605 into law on July 13, 2016. It included provisions related to...
Wednesday, March 30, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
UPPO sends audit manual commentary to Delaware »
On Feb. 1, 2016, Delaware released its draft audit manual which is open to public comment until April 1, 2016. &...

Uniform Unclaimed Property Act Tracking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017   (1 Comment - view/add)
UPPO comments on Tennessee RUUPA bills »
  The Tennessee RUUPA bills ( H.B. 420 & S.B. 371 ) were introduced in February, and saw its most recent act...
Monday, April 3, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
UPPO weighs in on Illinois RUUPA bill »
  Illinois H.B. 2603 , a RUUPA-inspired bill, was introduced earlier this year, and re-referred to the Executiv...
Thursday, March 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
UPPO flags issues for DE's consideration »
  Delaware made headlines with its swift passage of S.B. 13 in February 2017. UPPO assembled a work group...
Thursday, March 30, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Utah is second state to adopt RUUPA-inspired bill »
  Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed Utah S.B. 175 into law on Friday, March 24. With the passage of S.B. 175,...
Tuesday, February 28, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
UPPO submits comments to Utah »
  Utah introduced Utah S.B. 175 , a version of the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. On Friday, Feb. 24,...

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