This report is one of a series that profiles the emergency management and homeland security statutory authorities of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and three territories (American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands). Each profile identifies the more significant elements of state statutes, generally as codified. This report focuses on the state of Maryland.
Date: September 3, 2004
Creator: Bea, Keith; Runyon, L. Cheryl & Warnock, Kae M.
This report discusses the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) preemption and examines the Fourth Circuit's decision in the context of the U.S. Supreme Court's past decisions on the subject. The report also considers the impact the decision could have on other attempts to enact fair share legislation