Legislative Update: Key Property Rights/Agenda 21 Legislation. Please Contact Our Local GA Memberson January 19th, 2013 at 10:47 am
One bill to oppose, one to support. Please contact the reps below….
HB 1768: Environmental courts; district court or circuit court may establish, specialized court dockets. “Provides that any district court or circuit court may establish an environmental court, a separate court docket within the existing calendar of a district or circuit court, that would have the authority to hear cases involving the protection, improvement, and preservation of the public health and the environment.”
Setting up specialized courts for environmental issues is a terrible idea. It is an afront to our Constitutionally-based judicial system and mirrors Agenda 21 goal for the establishment of the environmental courts.
Please contact our local House of Delegates Member Greg Habeeb and ask him to vigourously oppose this bill in the Courts and Justice committee. (804) 698-1008 DelGHabeeb@house.virginia.gov. Update: I heard from Delegate Habeeb and he is opposing the bill. Please thank him for his efforts.
HB 2223 would prohibit political subdivisions of the Commonwealth from adopting or implementing the policy recommendations in Agenda 21, expending or receiving funds, or giving or receiving financial aid for the implementation of Agenda 21.
The bill is referred to the Rules Committee. The committee meets on Tuesdays and is likely to be heard on Tuesday, January 22. Please contact Lacey Putney to ask him to strongly support this bill. DelLPutney@house.virginia.gov Phone 804 698-1019.
Please contact these reps on these key bills.