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2019 UPDATE: State Preemption Map

December 2, 2018

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).

FirearmsState preemption of local firearm and ammunition laws. 

Paid Sick Days: State preemption of local paid (or “earned”) sick days requirements for employees.

E-CigarettesState preemption of local ordinances regulating e-cigarettes.

Fire SprinklersState preemption of local building or fire codes requiring fire sprinklers in new homes.

NutritionState 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.

SmokefreeState preemption of  smokefree ordinances that are stronger than state standards.