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.State with no preemption law or current session bill
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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