state preemption

LEGAL Q&A: What is Preemption?

Q:  What is Preemption?

A:  Ever wonder what to do when your municipality’s ordinances clash with state statutes? It’s a fair question. Conflicts between municipal and state and state and federal laws naturally arise as new laws are made and modified at each level of government.  Under Article VI, Clause 2 of the U.S.

NLC REPORT: Exploring State Interference Before, During, and After the Crisis

The information contained in this article is not intended as legal advice and may no longer be accurate due to changes in the law. Consult NHMA's legal services or your municipal attorney.

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