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LOOKS like BAD NEWS in TENNESSEE: The SUBSTANTIVE LAWS AGAINST ICLEI/AGENDA 21 were pulled or defeated in committee!

The Tennessee anti-ICLEI bill was withdrawn by its sponsor and the anti-smart growth bill defeated in committee, according to the Tennessean:

Womick took House Bill 3571 off notice Wednesday, meaning it will not be considered again this year. That bill would ban local governments and other entities from taking part in programs with ICLEI or a few other groups.

Another he proposed, House Bill 3572, was deferred. That bill says property rights means not having to follow any “smart growth” plans, including accommodating greenways or bike lanes.

The anti-Agenda resolution, that is non-binding, appears to be headed to a House vote.

The separate House Joint Resolution 0587, which passed the full committee Tuesday, is expected to go to the House floor for a vote as early as next week.

There is a Senate bill that bans ICLEI that has not yet been acted upon.  If you live in Tennessee, contact your state senator and ask him/her to vote YES on SB 3407.  Here’s the text and here’s the legislative history. I’ll keep you informed!


About Elwood Sanders

Elwood "Sandy" Sanders is a Hanover attorney who is an Appellate Procedure Consultant for Lantagne Legal Printing and has written ten scholarly legal articles. Sandy was also Virginia's first Appellate Defender and also helped bring curling in VA! (None of these titles imply any endorsement of Sanders’ views)

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