PHOENIX (March 5, 2012)  – A bill that would block any state cooperation with federal agents attempting to indefinitely detain citizens in Arizona under provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act passed the House Thursday with an extra bonus. The legislation now also forbids state compliance with UN Agenda 21.

The amended bill was renamed Prohibited Governmental Compliance with Unconstitutional Authorities.

HB2573 forbids any state or local cooperation with indefinite detention without due process.

A. This state and any agency of this state shall not provide material support or participate in any way with the implementation of sections 1021 and 1022 of the national defense authorization act of 2012 (P.L. 112‑81) against any citizen of the United States.

B.  The director of the department of public safety or a sheriff of a county shall report to the governor and the legislature any attempt by agencies or agents of the federal government to secure the implementation of sections 1021 and 1022 of the national defense authorization act through the operations of that or any other state department.

Bill sponsor Rep. Carl Seel proposed an amendment to insert language blocking  state and local cooperation with Agenda 21 in the Committee of the Whole. The UN initiative encompasses a broad range of programs meant to promote “sustainability” and works its way into the U.S. system through a back door strategy targeting local governments. Objections to Agenda 21 include violations  of personal property rights, the erosion of state and local authority, and  binding of the United States to international agreements contrary to the U.S. Constitution.

This state and all political subdivisions of this state are prohibited from directly and knowingly, for the express purpose of adopting or implementing the United Nations Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and the Statement of Principles for Sustainable Development, expending any sum of money for, being a member of, receiving funding from, contracting services from, or giving financial or other forms of aid to any group that espouses the usurping or overthrow of the Constitution of the United States.

The Committee of the Whole approved the amendment and the House passed the bill 34-24.

HB2573 now moves on to the Senate for consideration.

The Senate passed its own Agenda 21 nullification bill 16-13 last month.


1. Contact you senator. If you live in Arizona, begin contacting your Senator NOW and encourage him/her to support HB2573. You can find Senate contact information HERE.

2. Encourage your local community to take action on NDAA detention as well. Present the Liberty Preservation Act to your city county, your town council, or your county commissioners. Various local governments around the country are already passing similar resolutions and ordinances. Local legislative action present a great way to strengthen a statewide campaign against NDAA indefinite detention

You can find model legislation HERE.


If you live anywhere outside of Arizona, please contact your own legislators regarding anti-NDAA legislation. If none has been introduced in your state, you can email them The Liberty Preservation Act model legislation.

You can track the status of NDAA nullification in states around the country HERE.

Mike Maharrey

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