|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 15, 2019||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S5825
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S5825 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5825 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5825 SPONSOR: ORTT TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to certain student organizations which are ineligible for funding PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill would prohibit student organizations that participate in hate- speech, including advocating for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) of Israel and American allied nations from receiving public fund- ing. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one amends the education law by adding a new subdivision 20 to section 355 which states that SUNY trustees shall prohibit any campus student organization which directly or indirectly promotes, encourages or permits discrimination, intolerance. hate speech or boycotts against a person, group or allied nation shall not be eligible for funding.
S5825 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5825 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 Higher 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.
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