National Partnership for Women & Families

Paid Sick Days Preemption Bills (Current Session)

Page last updated January 2017

Preemption is legislation that prohibits localities within a state from enacting workplace policies such as paid sick days. Hover over the map below to get information about states with preemption laws or active or failed bills.

Tan box State with no preemption law or current session bill
black box State with preemption law
gray box State with preemption bill in current session
two box 2 State with preemption law and bill in current session (gray mouseover)
veto box State with preemption bill vetoed by the governor in current session

Preemption bills were also introduced in previous sessions in several states, including Minnesota, Montana, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington. In Montana and Virginia, the bills passed through the legislature but were vetoed by the governor

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