Bill takes aim at UN policies that “contravenes the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Alabama.”
April 18, 2012
URGENT UPDATE AND CALL TO ACTION (3/23/2012):
The companion bill to SB477 (referenced below), was introduced by Representative Steve McMillan in the Alabama House of Representatives. The bill, listed as HB618, is in the House Commerce and Small Business Committee. Please take a moment to call or email Representative Steve McMillan and show your appreciation for his sponsorship of this legislation:
Representative Steve McMillan
(334-242-7723) or firstname.lastname@example.org
HB618 will be coming up for a vote on Wednesday, April 27th at 3:00 p.m. Central. It is very important that everyone call and email the members of the House Commerce and Small Business Committee between now and Wednesday. Urge them to help get the HB 618 out of committee by voting for the bill. Remember that it is always more effective if you remain polite and to the point.
Chairman: Rep. Jack Williams (334-242-7779) or (205-414-7410) email@example.com
Rep. Craig Ford (334-242-7690) or (256-413-7611)
Rep. Richard Baughn (334-242-7593) or (800-877-7634) firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. David Colson (334-242-7535) or (334-548-5475) email@example.com
Rep. Barry Moore (334-242-7773) or (334-393-4264) firstname.lastname@example.org
Rep. Kurt Wallace (334-242-7772) or (334-366-4689) email@example.com
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The Alabama Legislature is finally taking up a measure that will effectively shut down parts of the United Nation’s Agenda 21 program in Alabama. First introduced by Majority Whip Gerald Dial on April 5, 2012, Senate Bill 477 contains strong language in support of property rights and due process for property owners. This bill passed the Senate last week, but the companion bill (HB 618) is still stuck in the Alabama House of Representatives.
In effect this legislation would prevent governmental policies that would violate the U.S. and Alabama Constitutions. Especially the issues surrounding the dissolution of due process of property owners by taking their land for environmental and developmental reasons. The legislation calls out Agenda 21 by name, and restricts all types of contracts with organization that are defined within it.
SYNOPSIS: Under existing law, the state, subject to
certain federal laws or rules, has the right to
develop its environmental and developmental
This bill would prohibit the State of
Alabama and its political subdivisions from
adopting and developing environmental and
developmental policies that, without due process,
would infringe or restrict the private property
rights of the owner of the property.
TO BE ENTITLED
Relating to due process; to prohibit the State of
Alabama and its political subdivisions from adopting and
developing environmental and developmental policies that,
without due process, would infringe or restrict the private
property rights of the owner of the property.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA:
Section 1. (a) As used in this section, “political
subdivisions” means all state, county, incorporated city,
unincorporated city, public local entity, public-private
partnership, and any other public entity of the state, a
county, or city.
(b) 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,” adopted by the United Nations in
1992 at its Conference on Environment and Development or any
other international law or ancillary plan of action that
contravenes the Constitution of the United States or the
Constitution of the State of Alabama.
(c) Since the United Nations has accredited and
enlisted numerous non-governmental and inter-governmental
organizations to assist in the implementation of its policies
relative to Agenda 21 around the world, the State of Alabama
and all political subdivisions may not enter into any
agreement, expend any sum of money, or receive funds
contracting services, or giving financial aid to or from those
non-governmental and inter-governmental organizations as
defined in Agenda 21.
Section 2. This act shall become effective on the
first day of the third month following its passage and
approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.
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Anyone that resides in Alabama should consider contacting their Representative in Montgomery and urge them to support HB 861.
Find your representative’s contact information here.