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Severability and preemption
Racing, Pari-Mutuel Wagering and Breeding Law (PML) CHAPTER 47-A, ARTICLE 13, TITLE 1
§ 1309. Severability and preemption. 1. If any clause, sentence,
subparagraph, paragraph, subdivision, section, article or other portion
of this article or the application thereof to any person or
circumstances shall be held to be invalid, such holding shall not
affect, impair or invalidate the remainder of this article or the
application of such portion held invalid to any other person or
circumstances, but shall be confined in its operation to the clause,
sentence, paragraph, subparagraph, subdivision, section, article or
other portion thereof directly involved in such holding or to the person
or circumstance therein involved.

2. If any provision of this article is inconsistent with, in conflict
with, or contrary to any other provision of law, such provision of this
article shall prevail over such other provision and such other provision
shall be deemed to be superseded to the extent of such inconsistency or
conflict. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law to the
contrary, no local government unit of this state may enact or enforce
any ordinance or resolution conflicting with any provision of this
article or with any policy of this state expressed or implied herein,
whether by exclusion or inclusion. The commission shall have exclusive
jurisdiction over all matters delegated to it or within the scope of its
powers under the provisions of this article.