Connecticut recently joined Colorado, North Dakota, Hawaii and Minnesota in passing the Uniform Electronic Materials Act. The National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (ULC) approved the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA) in July 2011, recommending that it be enacted in all states. UELMA was created in response to many state governments moving towards online distribution of primary legal materials like statutes and regulations. The act requires government publishers to authenticate, preserve, and provide permanent public access to primary source legal materials, ensuring that the online information is verified and accurate. Other states that are currently considering UELMA include Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.