senate Bill S5825

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to certain student organizations which are ineligible for funding

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee


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May 15, 2019 referred to higher education

S5825 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§355, 6206 & 6306, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S8017
2017-2018: S2493

S5825 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S5825 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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