San Diego Law Review


Benny L. Kass

Library of Congress Authority File


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The Uniform Consumer Credit Code was approved by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws on July 30, 1968, and by the American Bar Association on August 7, 1968. Many state legislatures are today actively considering the measure, with Utah and Oklahoma having already enacted it. The National Consumer Act was promulgated in 1969 by the National Consumer Law Center, an Office of Economic Opportunity funded project at Boston College Law School. It too, is under active consideration around the country. Both Acts are comprehensive revisions of the hodge-podge of consumer credit state laws that are on the statute books today. In some respects, the two Acts are similar; in many ways, however, they differ. Both Acts are quite lengthy and complex, and contain many provisions on a number of subjects. The purpose of this material is not to examine in detail each section of both Acts, but rather to highlight the coverage of the two Acts, comparing their differences where important.