The Preemption Watch Preemption Map tracks state preemption of eight major public health and safety issues. Click on any one of the eight issues to see which states preempt local control. Click on your state to see whether local authority has been preserved or preempted across the eight issues.
Discrimination: State preempton of local LGBTQ nondiscrimination laws
Factory Farms: State preemption of local control over the location and operation of concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs).
Firearms: State preemption of local firearm and ammunition laws.
Paid Sick Days: State preemption of local paid (or “earned”) sick days requirements for employees.
E-Cigarettes: State preemption of local ordinances regulating e-cigarettes.
Fire Sprinklers: State preemption of local building or fire codes requiring fire sprinklers in new homes.
Nutrition: State preemption of local authority over nutrition and food policy, ranging from eliminating local control over food and beverage portion sizes to preempting all food, nutrition, and agricultural policies.
Smokefree: State preemption of smokefree ordinances that are stronger than state standards.