senate Bill S2493

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to certain student organizations which are ineligible for funding

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 08, 2017 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Mar 07, 2017 ordered to third reading cal.403
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 13, 2017 referred to education

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S2493 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง355, 6206 & 6306, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2015-2016 Legislative Session:
S8017

S2493 - Summary

Prohibits certain student organizations which participate in discrimination or intolerance from receiving funding from SUNY, CUNY or community colleges.

S2493 - Sponsor Memo

S2493 - Bill Text download pdf

                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2493

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 13, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. PHILLIPS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to certain student organ-
  izations which are ineligible for funding

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 355 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 20 to read as follows:
  20.  INELIGIBILITY  FOR  FUNDING;  STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS. A. THE STATE
UNIVERSITY TRUSTEES SHALL ADOPT RULES THAT ANY STUDENT GROUP OR  STUDENT
ORGANIZATION THAT RECEIVES FUNDING FROM THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK
THAT  DIRECTLY  OR INDIRECTLY PROMOTES, ENCOURAGES, OR PERMITS DISCRIMI-
NATION, INTOLERANCE, HATE SPEECH OR BOYCOTTS AGAINST A PERSON  OR  GROUP
BASED  ON  RACE,  CLASS, GENDER, NATIONALITY, ETHNIC ORIGIN OR RELIGION,
SHALL BE INELIGIBLE FOR FUNDING, INCLUDING FUNDING FROM STUDENT ACTIVITY
FEE PROCEEDS.
  B. AS USED IN THIS SUBDIVISION, THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS SHALL APPLY:
  (1) "ALLIED NATION" SHALL MEAN:
  (I) ANY COUNTRY THAT IS A MEMBER OF THE NORTH ATLANTIC  TREATY  ORGAN-
IZATION;
  (II)  ANY  COUNTRY THAT IS A SIGNATORY OF THE SOUTHEAST ASIA TREATY OF
1954;
  (III) ANY COUNTRY, OTHER THAN VENEZUELA, THAT IS A  SIGNATORY  OF  THE
RIO TREATY OF 1947;
  (IV) IRELAND;
  (V) ISRAEL;
  (VI) JAPAN; AND/OR
  (VII) THE REPUBLIC OF KOREA.
  (2)  "BOYCOTT"  SHALL MEAN TO ENGAGE IN ANY ACTIVITY, OR TO PROMOTE OR
ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO ENGAGE IN ANY ACTIVITY,  THAT  WILL  RESULT  IN  ANY
PERSON  ABSTAINING  FROM COMMERCIAL, SOCIAL OR POLITICAL RELATIONS, WITH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06824-01-7

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