According to reports, the House and Senate unanimously approved a bill that would prohibit any state or municipal representative from being involved with Agenda 21, an environmental initiative spearheaded by the United Nations. Agenda 21 focuses on sustainability and preservation, as well as poverty and domestic issues.
Alabama Senate Bill (SB) 477 outlines that only the government within the state will be allowed to write and enforce environmental or developmental polices. It also centers in on protecting the private property rights of landowners.
“The State of Alabama and all political subdivisions may not adopt or implement policy recommendations that deliberately or inadvertently infringe or restrict private property rights without due process, as may be required by policy recommendations originating in, or traceable to ‘Agenda 21,'” the law declares.
Governor Robert Bentley reportedly was apprehensive about signing the bill for fear of losing federal funding, but did ultimately agree to pen his signature, making the new rule now state law.
While the United States Congress has not passed any legislation requiring states to conform to the mandates of Agenda 21, some government leaders, such as those in Alabama, are being proactive about protecting their state’s rights and sovereignty.
New Hampshire is currently working to enact a similarly-worded bill that would prohibit participation in the UN initiative. Legislators in the House approved the measure last month.