JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (April 12, 2013) – Two bills protecting property rights and nullifying Agenda 21 provisions overwhelmingly passed each chamber of the Missouri legislature in the last week.
House Bill 42, sponsored by Lyle Rowland, amends Chapter 1 of the Revised Statutes in Missouri by adding a new section relating to the prohibition on certain policies that infringe on private property rights.
The legislation is charging forward and passed the House of Representatives with a vote of 113 to 42 on Wednesday.
The bill prohibits the adoption or implementation of any policy or regulation that deliberately or inadvertently infringes or restricts private property rights without due process, and more specifically prohibits any policy recommendations that originate in or traceable to Agenda 21, along with any other international law or ancillary plan of action that contravenes the Constitution of the United States or the Missouri Constitution.
“…the State of Missouri and all political subdivisions are prohibited from entering any agreement with, expending any sum of money for, receiving funds from, contracting services from, or giving financial aid to those nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations as defined in Agenda 21…”
HB 42 finds foundation in limiting the government in the Missouri Constitution, found in Article I Section 2;
“That all constitutional government is intended to promote the general welfare of the people; that all persons have a natural right to life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness and the enjoyment of the gains of their own industry; that all persons are created equal and are entitled to equal rights and opportunity under the law; that to give security to these things is the principal office of government, and that when government does not confer this security, it fails in its chief design.”
The bill now is scheduled to go before the Senate General Laws Committee on April 16 for an open hearing on the bill.Details