Rod Clement, Chair
Brunini, Grantham, Grower & Hewes
Jackson, MS 39215
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The Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) and Debtor-Creditor Laws Study Group was
organized in the summer of 2009 to consider whether to update Mississippi’s
implementation of the UCC with the most current revisions promulgated by the
American Law Institute and the Uniform Law Commission (formerly known as the
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws). The Group will make
its formal recommendations to the Mississippi Legislature later this year
regarding revisions Articles 1, 2, 3, 4 and 9 of the state’s UCC laws.
Originally the Study Group included a subgroup for debtor creditors laws issues.
In September this subgroup was separated from the UCC Study Group to create a
free standing, independent study group. The Debtor Creditors Laws Study Group is
considering changes to the state receivership statutes and assignments for the
benefits of creditors laws. The purpose of these changes will be to make it more
attractive and less costly for distressed small businesses to liquidate their
assets or reorganize via such state laws without having to resort to conducting
these activities in Federal Bankruptcy Court.
The Study Group also includes a subgroup devoted to the study of subcontractor
liens issues. This subgroup has met and conducted a multi-state review and study
of the subcontractor lien and other related laws designed to ensure payment of