Code of the District of Columbia

Subchapter XI. Miscellaneous Provisions.


§ 19–1311.01. Uniformity of application and construction.

In applying and construing this uniform act, consideration must be given to the need to promote uniformity of the law with respect to its subject matter among states that enact it.


(Mar. 10, 2004, D.C. Law 15-104, § 2(b), 51 DCR 208.)

Editor's Notes

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 1101 of the Uniform Trust Code.


§ 19–1311.02. Electronic records and signatures.

The provisions of this chapter governing the legal effect, validity, or enforceability of electronic records or electronic signatures, and of contracts formed or performed with the use of such records or signatures, conform to the requirements of section 102 of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act, approved June 30, 2000 (114 Stat. 467; 15 U.S.C. § 7002 ), and supersede, modify, and limit the requirements of the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act.


(Mar. 10, 2004, D.C. Law 15-104, § 2(b), 51 DCR 208.)

Editor's Notes

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 1102 of the Uniform Trust Code.


§ 19–1311.03. Application to existing relationships.

(a) Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, on the effective date of this chapter [March 10, 2004]:

(1) This chapter applies to all trusts created before, on, or after its effective date [March 10, 2004];

(2) This chapter applies to all judicial proceedings concerning trusts commenced on or after its effective date [March 10, 2004];

(3) This chapter applies to judicial proceedings concerning trusts commenced before its effective date [March 10, 2004] unless the court finds that application of a particular provision of this chapter would substantially interfere with the effective conduct of the judicial proceedings or prejudice the rights of the parties, in which case the particular provision of this chapter does not apply and the superseded law applies;

(4) Any rule of construction or presumption provided in this chapter applies to trust instruments executed before the effective date of the chapter [March 10, 2004] unless there is a clear indication of a contrary intent in the terms of the trust; and

(5) An act done before the effective date of the chapter [March 10, 2004] is not affected by this chapter.

(b) If a right is acquired, extinguished, or barred upon the expiration of a prescribed period that has commenced to run under any other statute before the effective date of the chapter [March 10, 2004], that statute continues to apply to the right even if it has been repealed or superseded.


(Mar. 10, 2004, D.C. Law 15-104, § 2(b), 51 DCR 208.)

Editor's Notes

Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 1106 of the Uniform Trust Code.