House File 66 - Introduced HOUSE FILE 66 BY WATTS , PETTENGILL , SCHULTZ , FRY , ALONS , L. MILLER , WINDSCHITL , LANDON , SHEETS , BACON , HEARTSILL , SODERBERG , SHAW , HIGHFILL , KOESTER , HESS , R. TAYLOR , HAGENOW , HUSEMAN , DOLECHECK , KLEIN , FISHER , SALMON , VANDER LINDEN , ROGERS , HANUSA , and BRANDENBURG A BILL FOR An Act to prohibit the state and all political subdivisions 1 from supporting or participating in any action relating to 2 the United Nations Agenda 21 proposal to impose sustainable 3 development principles and practices on state and local 4 governments. 5 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 6 TLSB 1046YH (5) 85 jr/rj
H.F. 66 Section 1. UNITED NATIONS AGENDA 21 —— PROHIBITION ON 1 IMPLEMENTATION. 2 1. The state and all political subdivisions shall not 3 enact or adopt any statute, ordinance, rule, or statement of 4 policy implementing any policy recommendations originating 5 in, or based upon “Agenda 21”, adopted by the United Nations 6 in 1992; or any other international law or ancillary plan 7 of action which would infringe or restrict private property 8 rights without also providing due process of law and fair 9 compensation, as required by the Constitution of the United 10 States or the Constitution of the State of Iowa. 11 2. The state and all political subdivisions shall not enter 12 into any agreement, expend any moneys, or receive moneys for 13 contracting services, or provide or receive financial aid to or 14 from those nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations 15 as defined in Agenda 21. 16 3. As used in this section, “political subdivision” 17 includes but is not limited to a county, city, township, school 18 corporation, area education agency, community college, and 19 joint public agency-private agency entity created under chapter 20 28E. 21 EXPLANATION 22 “Agenda 21” is an international environmental action plan 23 of the United Nations relating to sustainable development. 24 This bill prohibits the state of Iowa or any of its political 25 subdivisions from implementing or financially supporting the 26 implementation of Agenda 21 if that implementation would 27 infringe or restrict private property rights without also 28 providing due process of law. 29 The bill defines political subdivisions to include counties, 30 cities, townships, school corporations, area education 31 agencies, community colleges, and certain public-private 32 partnerships. 33 -1- LSB 1046YH (5) 85 jr/rj 1/ 1