Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 03, 2016||
notice of committee consideration - requested
|Jan 06, 2016||
referred to finance
|Nov 06, 2015||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S6086
2015-2016 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2015-S6086 (ACTIVE) - Details
2015-S6086 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to purchasing restrictions on persons boycotting Israel and the investment of certain public funds in companies boycotting Israel; requires the commissioner of general services to compile a list of companies boycotting Israel and establishes that such companies will be considered non-responsive bidders.
2015-S6086 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6086 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the state finance law, in relation to purchasing restrictions on persons boycotting Israel; and to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to the investment of certain public funds in companies boycotting Israel PURPOSE : To prohibit New York State from contracting with or investing taxpayer money in corporations who have a stated policy of boycotting Israel. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section 1 amends the state finance law, adding a new section 165-b to provide the limitations on state procurement with vendors who have a policy of boycotting Israel. Section 2 amends the retirement and social security law, adding new section 423-d provides that the state shall not invest any public retirement funds in a company with a policy of boycotting Israel. JUSTIFICATION : The Boycott, Divest, Sanctions movement (BDS) is a harmful discriminatory policy effectuated by a growing number of companies. The BDS movement is nothing more than thinly veiled anti-semitism. This bill would ensure that New York continues its long history of standing up to discrimination by condemning this
2015-S6086 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6086 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E November 6, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GIANARIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the state finance law, in relation to purchasing restrictions on persons boycotting Israel; and to amend the retirement and social security law, in relation to the investment of certain public funds in companies boycotting Israel THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The state finance law is amended by adding a new section 165-b to read as follows: S 165-B. PURCHASING RESTRICTIONS; PERSONS BOYCOTTING ISRAEL. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS SHALL APPLY: (A) "BOYCOTT ISRAEL" OR "BOYCOTT ACTIVITIES" MEANS ENGAGING IN ACTIONS THAT ARE POLITICALLY MOTIVATED AND ARE INTENDED TO PENALIZE, INFLICT ECONOMIC HARM ON, OR OTHERWISE LIMIT COMMERCIAL RELATIONS WITH THE STATE OF ISRAEL OR COMPANIES BASED IN THE STATE OF ISRAEL OR IN TERRITORIES CONTROLLED BY THE STATE OF ISRAEL. (B) "PERSON" MEANS: (I) A NATURAL PERSON, CORPORATION, COMPANY, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, PARTNERSHIP, SOCIETY, TRUST, OR ANY OTHER NONGOV- ERNMENTAL ENTITY, ORGANIZATION, OR GROUP. (II) ANY SUCCESSOR, SUBUNIT, PARENT ENTITY, OR SUBSIDIARY OF, OR ANY ENTITY UNDER COMMON OWNERSHIP OR CONTROL WITH, ANY ENTITY DESCRIBED IN SUBPARAGRAPH ONE OF THIS PARAGRAPH. 2. (A) A PERSON THAT IS IDENTIFIED ON A LIST CREATED PURSUANT TO PARA- GRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION AS A PERSON THAT BOYCOTTS ISRAEL AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, SHALL NOT BE DEEMED A RESPONSIVE BIDDER OR OFFERER PURSUANT TO SECTION ONE HUNDRED SIXTY-THREE OF THIS ARTICLE. (B) (I) NOT LATER THAN ONE HUNDRED TWENTY DAYS AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS SECTION, THE COMMISSIONER SHALL DEVELOP OR CONTRACT TO EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11575-02-5
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