Mo. Senate Votes To Override Nixon On UN Agreement
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri senators have voted to override a veto of legislation barring state or local officials from adopting policies infringing upon private property rights and traceable to Agenda 21. (SB265)
Agenda 21 is a nonbinding resolution adopted in 1992 by the United Nations that encouraged sustainable development. Its title is a reference to the 21st century, and it encourages changes in global consumption, management and conservation practices.
Senators supported the override 24-6 on Wednesday. It now moves to the House, where it originally passed 118-37.
Gov. Jay Nixon said the legislation would require a costly analysis by cities and governmental bodies to determine if a zoning ordinance can be traced to the resolution. Supporters say their concern is infringement of personal property rights without due process.
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