Partial Legislative Jurisdiction Law and Legal Definition

Partial legislative jurisdiction refers to the authority granted by a state to the Federal Government to legislate over an area, while the state reserves the right to exercise, alone or concurrently with the Federal Government, other authority greater than the right to serve civil or criminal process. It is dependent on the Jurisdiction Clause, Art I, § 8, clause 17, U.S. Constitution, and specific agreements between the state and federal governments with respect to a particular parcel of land.