assembly Bill A5847

2019-2020 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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Jan 08, 2020 referred to governmental operations
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A5847 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S2430
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §165-b, St Fin L; add §423-d, R & SS L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A8220
2017-2018: A3239
2021-2022: S706

A5847 (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.

A5847 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5847

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 20, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced   by  M.  of  A.  LAVINE,  BICHOTTE,  THIELE,  OTIS,  JAFFEE,
  M. G. MILLER, WEPRIN, BUCHWALD, CYMBROWITZ, DINOWITZ,  QUART,  MOSLEY,
  ORTIZ,  BRAUNSTEIN, HEVESI, ABBATE, HAWLEY, FITZPATRICK, FRIEND, KOLB,
  PAULIN, ROZIC, RA -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BLAKE,  McDONOUGH,
  RAIA  -- read once and referred to the Committee on Governmental Oper-
  ations

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:
  § 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  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) "BOYCOTT ISRAEL" OR "BOYCOTT ACTIVITIES" DO  NOT  INCLUDE  ACTIONS
NECESSARY TO COMPLY WITH APPLICABLE LAW IN THE BUSINESS'S HOME JURISDIC-
TION.
  (C) "PERSON" MEANS:
  (I) A CORPORATION, COMPANY, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, BUSINESS, BUSI-
NESS  ASSOCIATION,  PARTNERSHIP, SOCIETY, TRUST, OR ANY OTHER NONGOVERN-
MENTAL 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 (I) OF THIS PARAGRAPH.

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