Proprietorial Legislative Jurisdiction Law and Legal Definition

Proprietorial legislative jurisdiction refers to the jurisdiction of federal government on lands that are held by the Federal Government in a proprietorial status only. It applies where the federal government has acquired title or rights to an area within a state, but has not obtained any cession of the state's authority over the area.

The following is an example of a case law on proprietorial legislative jurisdiction:

The term for proprietorial interests only is applied to those instances wherein the Federal Government has acquired some degree of right or title to an area in a State, but has not obtained any measure of the state's authority over the area. [Prof'l Helicopter Pilots Ass'n v. Lear Siegler Servs., 326 F. Supp. 2d 1305, 1310-1311 (D. Ala. 2004)].