senate Bill S6086

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to purchasing restrictions on persons boycotting Israel and the investment of certain public funds in companies boycotting Israel

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Mar 03, 2016 notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 06, 2016 referred to finance
Nov 06, 2015 referred to rules

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S6086 - Details

Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §165-b, St Fin L; add §423-d, R & SS L

S6086 - 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.

S6086 - Sponsor Memo

S6086 - 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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