Mo. House OKs measure targeting UN agreement

Apr 10, 2013

The Missouri House has approved legislation barring state or local officials from adopting policies outlined in a 1992 United Nations document that could affect private property rights.

The bill cleared the House 113-42 on Wednesday and now goes to the Senate.

The measure takes aim at "Agenda 21," a nonbinding UN agreement signed by 178 nations that encourages sustainable development. The agreement encourages environmentally friendly and sustainable practices around the world, with suggestions from the international level down to cities and towns.

Sponsoring House member Lyle Rowland, a Republican from Cedarcreek, says he is concerned about infringing on personal property rights without due process.