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S.J.R. 11

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JOINT RESOLUTION ON ENVIRONMENTAL AND

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DEVELOPMENTAL POLICIES

             3     
2013 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Todd Weiler

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House Sponsor: Marc K. Roberts

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This joint resolution of the Legislature rejects United Nations Agenda 21 and urges
             11      state and local governments across the United States to reject it.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This resolution:
             14          .    rejects United Nations Agenda 21, both its intent and its potential for abuse;
             15          .    urges Utah's state agencies and political subdivisions to not adopt or implement
             16      policy recommendations that deliberately or inadvertently infringe or restrict private
             17      property rights without due process;
             18          .    urges Utah's state agencies and political subdivisions to not adopt or develop
             19      environmental and developmental policies that, without due process, would infringe
             20      or restrict the private property rights of property owners;
             21          .    urges state and local governments across the United States to be well informed
             22      regarding the underlying harmful implications of implementing United Nations
             23      Agenda 21's strategies for "sustainable development";
             24          .    urges state and local governments across the United States to not enter into any
             25      agreement, expend any sum of money, contract services, or give financial aid to
             26      those nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations as defined in Agenda
             27      21; and


             28          .    urges state and local governments across the United States to reject United Nations
             29      Agenda 21 and any grant money or financial aid attached to it.
             30      Special Clauses:
             31          None
             32     
             33      Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             34          WHEREAS, the United Nations Agenda 21 was initiated at the United Nations
             35      Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1992;
             36          WHEREAS, the United Nations Agenda 21 is being introduced into local communities
             37      across the United States through the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives,
             38      through local "sustainable development" policies including Smart Growth America, the
             39      Wildlands Project, Center for Resilient Cities, and regional visioning projects;
             40          WHEREAS, the United Nations has accredited and enlisted numerous
             41      nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations to assist in the implementation of its
             42      policies relative to Agenda 21 around the world;
             43          WHEREAS, the United Nations Agenda 21 plan of sustainable development views
             44      private property ownership, single family homes, private car ownership, individual travel
             45      choices, and privately owned farms as destructive to the environment;
             46          WHEREAS, according to the United Nations Agenda 21 policy, social justice is
             47      described as the right and opportunity of all people to benefit equally from the resources
             48      afforded citizens by society and the environment, which would be accomplished by
             49      redistribution of wealth; and
             50          WHEREAS, according to United Nations Agenda 21 policy, national sovereignty is
             51      deemed a social injustice:
             52          NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah
             53      rejects United Nations Agenda 21, both its intent and its potential for abuse.
             54          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature urges Utah's state agencies and
             55      political subdivisions to not adopt or implement policy recommendations that deliberately or
             56      inadvertently infringe or restrict private property rights without due process, as may be required
             57      by policy recommendations originating in, or traceable to Agenda 21, adopted by the United
             58      Nations in 1992 at its Conference on Environment and Development, or any other international


             59      law or ancillary plan of action that contravenes the Constitution of the United States or the
             60      Constitution of the state of Utah.
             61          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature urges Utah's state agencies and
             62      political subdivisions to not adopt or develop environmental and developmental policies that,
             63      without due process, would infringe or restrict the private property rights of property owners.
             64          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature urges state and local governments
             65      across the United States to be well informed regarding the underlying harmful implications of
             66      implementing United Nations Agenda 21's strategies for "sustainable development."
             67          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature urges state and local governments
             68      across the United States to not enter into any agreement, expend any sum of money, contract
             69      services, or give financial aid to those nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations
             70      as defined in United Nations Agenda 21.
             71          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature urges state and local governments
             72      across the United States to reject United Nations Agenda 21 and any grant money or financial
             73      aid attached to it.
             74          BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution be sent to the Council of
             75      State Governments, the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Association of
             76      Counties, the United Nations General Assembly, the Wildlands Project, Smart Growth
             77      America, Center for Resilient Cities, the International Council of Local Environmental
             78      Initiatives, the Utah Association of Counties, the Utah League of Cities and Towns, the
             79      Majority Leader of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of
             80      Representatives, and the members of Utah's congressional delegation.




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