Senate Bill 23 Would Prohibit Universities and State Agencies from Purchasing Reports or Resources from the World Meteorological Organization, the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization, UNESCO, the World Food Programme, and Any Other "Non-Governmental or Inter-Governmental Organization Defined in Agenda 21"
Sen. Patrick Anderson (R-Enid) has pre-filed a bill in the Oklahoma State Senate that would prohibit cities, counties, and other public agencies from pursuing sustainable development activities that can be traced to the United Nations' Agenda 21 initiative.
The measure is Senate Bill 23, and a copy of the bill can be found here ...
... The bill is virtually identical to one passed in the 2012 session of the Alabama legislature.
Paragraph C of Senate Bill 23 would prohibit state and local agencies from purchasing any resources or contracting for services from a broad array of international organizations.
It appears that Senate Bill 23 was drafted in cooperation with Rep. Sally Kern, who convened an interim study on this topic earlier this year.
Senator Anderson has served in the Oklahoma Legislature since 2004. He was re-elected in 2008 and 2012 without opposition.
Watch this blog for further information and analysis of SB 23.
To join with other Oklahomans who are opposed to Senate Bill 23, please join the Jeane Kirpatrick Society.