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WVC 29 - 22 - 25 §29-22-25. Preemption of state laws or local regulation.
(a) No state or local law or regulation providing any penalty, disability, restriction, regulation or prohibition for the manufacture, transportation, storage, distribution, advertising, possession or sale of any lottery tickets or materials or for the operation of any lottery shall apply to authorized operations by or for the state lottery or commission.

(b) The provisions of this article preempt all regulations, rules, ordinances and laws of any county or municipality in conflict herewith: Provided, That nothing herein shall invalidate any zoning law, or Sunday closing law under article ten, chapter sixty-one of this code.

(c) Nothing in this article shall be deemed to permit the operation of any lottery otherwise prohibited by the laws of this state, not owned and operated by this state and permitted by this article.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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