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Home rule powers


State Researcher
Aug 19, 2006
Elgin, Illinois, USA
imported post

Here in Illinois we always are burdened with local laws that are different than state law. Preemption has failed due to the “super majority” vote required to reverse home rule.

What about using home rule against state UUW laws. A home rule unit can pass licensing for concealed weapons. Such permits would only be valid within the issuer’s jurisdiction or a jurisdiction recognizing such permit, such as Indiana.

If the legislature has stated they need the super majority to override home rule for increased restrictions, then let them use a 60% super majority to repeal the less restrictive standard.

Can a state law interfering with home rule in an area of legislation the legislature has already by their “super majority” stance recognized as superseding state law be enforced?