Louisiana Senate Unanimously Passes New Bill Declaring Global Entities Like WHO Will Have No Authority in Their State

Louisiana state senators have unanimously approved legislation aimed at preventing international organizations such as the World Health Organization from having any power in the state.

The Louisiana Senate approved Senate Bill 133 on March 26 with a unanimous vote of 37-0. The bill seeks to bar international bodies such as the United Nations (UN), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the World Economic Forum (WEF) from wielding authority within the state.

Senator Thomas Pressly, along with Senators Valerie Hodges and Representative Kathy Edmonston, introduced the bill on February 29th.

The bill additionally prevents state and local authorities from enforcing any rules, regulations, or mandates issued by these organizations.

“No rule, regulation, fee, tax, policy, or mandate of any kind of the World Health Organization, United Nations, and the World Economic Forum shall be enforced or implemented by the state of Louisiana or any agency, department, board, commission, political subdivision, governmental entity of the state, parish, municipality, or any other political entity.”

The timing of the legislation aligns with efforts from the White House to align the United States with a global pandemic strategy.

On March 29, a joint statement from the Department of State and the Department of Health and Human Services emphasized that pandemic preparedness has been “a priority for the Biden-Harris Administration” from day one.

They reiterated their commitment to finalizing a global agreement with the WHO on pandemics and to revising International Health Regulations accordingly by the proposed May 2024 deadline.

The United States is part of the International Health Regulations (IHR), a legally binding agreement involving all 196 WHO member countries, which includes the 194 member states of the WHO Pandemic Accord.

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the IHR mandates these nations to conduct surveillance for potential global health threats and promptly report their findings to the WHO.

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By Hunter Fielding
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