The Law Librarians Association of Maryland (LLAM) recently announced that Sam Arora (D-Montgomery County) will be sponsoring the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA) in the 2014 Maryland General Assembly. You can read more about the announcement here.
If the legislation succeeds, Maryland would join Connecticut, Colorado, North Dakota, Hawaii and Minnesota in passing UELMA. Approved by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (ULC) in July 2011, 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.