|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 15, 2019||referred to finance|
senate Bill S5824
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5824 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5824 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5824 SPONSOR: ORTT TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the state finance law and the retire- ment and social security law, in relation to purchasing restrictions PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would prohibit state contracting with, and state investment in, persons and businesses that promote or engage in activities to boycott American allied nations. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends the finance law by adding a new section 165-b which defines the following terms: "Allied nations" under this bill (as specified by the United States Department of State) would include all NATO countries. Ireland, Israel, Japan, the Republic of Korea (South Korea), and all signatory countries of the Southeast Asia (1954) and Rio (1947) Treaties.
S5824 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5824 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 15, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ORTT -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance AN ACT to amend the state finance law and the retirement and social security law, in relation to purchasing restrictions 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 CERTAIN AMERICAN ALLIES. 1. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING DEFINITIONS SHALL APPLY: (A) "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. (B) "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 ANY ALLIED NATION, OR COMPANIES BASED IN AN ALLIED NATION OR IN TERRITO- RIES CONTROLLED BY AN ALLIED NATION, WITH THE INTENT TO PENALIZE, INFLICT, OR CAUSE HARM TO, OR OTHERWISE PROMOTE OR CAST DISREPUTE UPON, SUCH ALLIED NATION, ITS PEOPLE OR ITS COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS. (C) "PERSON" SHALL MEAN ANY NATURAL PERSON, CORPORATION, LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY, UNINCORPORATED ASSOCIATION OR ANY OTHER NONGOVERN- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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