Concurrent Power Law and Legal Definition

Concurrent power is a political power independently exercisable by both federal and state governments in the same field of legislation. It is a power delegated to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution that is also held by the states. It is the power shared by the federal and state governments.

Concurrent power is held by both the state and the federal government and may be exercised simultaneously within the same territory and in relation to the same body of citizens.

Some of the concurrent powers enjoyed by both the federal and state governments are: the power to tax, make roads, protect the environment, create lower courts and borrow money.