URBAN ECONOMIC POLICY

TRANSPORTATION AND COMMUNICATIONS

JOBS, EDUCATION
AND THE WORKFORCE


INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

HEALTH AND
HUMAN SERVICES

ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT

CRIMINAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
School Violence and
Kids from 2:00 to 8:00PM

Reauthorization of the COPS Program
The Local Law Enforcement Block Grant
Drug Availability, Treatment and Testing in Prisons
Mid-Sized Cities and
Rural Communities Methamphetamine Initiative

Immediate Action on Comprehensive Gun Safety Legislation
Federal Legislation to Combat Illegal Gun Sales
Preemption of Local Government Access to the Courts
Drug Courts

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND HOUSING

ARTS, CULTURE AND RECREATION

MISCELLANEOUS

USCM HOME

RESOLUTIONS INDEX

CRIMINAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

PREEMPTION OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACCESS TO THE COURTS

WHEREAS, The United States Conference of Mayors has a long history of supporting the right of individuals and their duly elected representative governments to have access to state and federal judicial systems; and

WHEREAS, The United States Conference of Mayors has long opposed federal or state actions which would preempt local authority; and

WHEREAS, The United States Conference of Mayors is working in partnership with the "Big 7" state and local organizations, which includes the Conference of Mayors, the National Governors’ Association, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the Council of State Governments, the National League of Cities, the National Association of Counties, and the International City/County Management Association in support of legislation to stop federal preemption legislation or regulations; and

WHEREAS, four states have passed legislation which attempts to significantly preempt local government access to the court system on behalf of local citizens; and

WHEREAS, over 24 states are considering legislation to preempt local government access to the courts; and

WHEREAS, legislation has been introduced in Congress to preempt local government access to the court system,

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that The United States Conference of Mayors opposes state and federal legislative efforts to preempt local government access to the court system; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that The United States Conference of Mayors calls on the other "Big 7" state and local organizations to take action to oppose federal and state efforts to preempt local government access to the court system.

TOP