Compilation of United States Plain Language Laws

54 Pages Posted: 27 Oct 2021 Last revised: 20 Jan 2022

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Michael Blasie

Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson Law

Date Written: October 13, 2021


The Appendices accompany the article "The Rise of Plain Language Laws." Together, they form the first attempt to discover and categorize every plain language law in the United States. The Appendices cover laws created in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and the federal government. They categorize each law by the kind of affected document and also report the plain language standard the law applies.

Keywords: plain language, plain English, contract, consumer protection, commercial contract, environment, employment, access to justice, healthcare, property, housing, regulations, regulatory, administrative, judiciary, consent, waiver, financial disclosure, corporate disclosure

Suggested Citation

Blasie, Michael, Compilation of United States Plain Language Laws (October 13, 2021). University of Miami Law Review, Forthcoming 2022, Available at SSRN: or

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