Maine LD 161: An Act To Ban the United Nations Agenda 21 in Maine

LD 161 (subjects: ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS , PLANNING )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=161&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Ricky Long of Sherman: (R – District 145) — e-mail | Facebook

7 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/29/2015 House Committee on Judiciary suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on JUDICIARY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/3/2015 Senate On motion by Senator VOLK of Cumberland REFERRED to the Committee on Judiciary, in concurrence.
6/18/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative HOBBINS of Saco, the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 290
(Yeas 75 – Nays 65 – Absent 11 – Excused 0)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/18/2015 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator BURNS of Washington the Minority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Roll Call Ordered Roll Call # 289 18 Yeas – 17 Nays- 0 Excused – 0 Absent PREVAILED
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (H-463) READ and ADOPTED

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-463) , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/19/2015 House The House INSISTED on ACCEPTANCE of the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/19/2015 Senate On motion by Senator BURNS of Washington The Senate INSISTED To ACCEPTANCE of Minority OUGHT TO PASS AS AMENDED Report AND PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-463) , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD).

Bill Text

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An Act To Ban the United Nations Agenda 21 in Maine

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 1 MRSA c. 22 is enacted to read:

CHAPTER 22

PROTECTION OF PRIVATE PROPERTY RIGHTS

831. United Nations Agenda 21; international laws

1. Definitions. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.

A. “Agenda 21” means the plan of action adopted by the United Nations in 1992 at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development and published in “Agenda 21: Earth Summit – The United Nations Programme of Action from Rio” (United Nations publication, ISBN 9789211005097, 1993).
B. “Political subdivision” means any municipality, plantation, county, quasi-municipal corporation or special purpose district, including any public-private partnership, of the State.
C. “Public-private partnership” means any partnership in which the State or a municipality, plantation, county, quasi-municipal corporation or special purpose district is a partner.
D. “State” means the State and any office, department, agency, authority, commission, board, institution, hospital or other instrumentality of the State.

2. Prohibition on restricting private property rights. The State or any political subdivision may not adopt or implement policies that intentionally or recklessly infringe on or restrict private property rights without due process as may be required by policy recommendations originating in or traceable to Agenda 21 or any international law or ancillary plan of action that contravenes the United States Constitution or the Constitution of Maine.
3. Prohibition on transactions with organizations assisting in implementation of Agenda 21 policies. Notwithstanding any other law to the contrary, the State or any political subdivision may not enter into any agreement with, expend any sum of money for, receive funds or contract services from or give financial aid to any nongovernmental or intergovernmental organization accredited or enlisted by the United Nations to assist in the implementation of the United Nations policies related to Agenda 21.

summary

This bill prohibits the State or any political subdivision of the State from adopting or implementing policies originating in the United Nations Agenda 21 or other international laws that restrict private property rights without due process. Because the United Nations has accredited and enlisted numerous nongovernmental and intergovernmental organizations to assist in the implementation of its policies related to Agenda 21 around the world, the bill prohibits the State or any political subdivision from entering into agreements or financial arrangements with those organizations.

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


This information about LD 161 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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