JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri House committee has endorsed legislation barring state or local officials from adopting policies stemming from a United Nations document promoting “sustainable development.”

The bill approved by the House Tourism and Natural Resources Committee takes aim at “Agenda 21” a nonbinding U.N. agreement signed by 178 nations in 1992 whose title refers to the 21st century. The document encourages changes in global consumption, management and conservation practices.

The bill’s sponsor, Republican Lyle Rowland of Cedarcreek, says he’s concerned about “sneaky” attempts to push Agenda 21 priorities in local communities.

Committee chairman Don Phillips, of Kimberling City, says the bill probably taps into conspiracy theories. He sided with those endorsing the bill by a 12-10 vote Thursday, but doesn’t plan to rush it to the House floor.

Agenda 21 bill is HB42.


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