senate Bill S2715

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Prohibits the use of state aid by colleges and universities to fund or provide membership in academic institutions that are boycotting a country or higher education institutions of a country

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
Jan 29, 2019 referred to higher education

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S2715 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7340
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S4837

S2715 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Prohibits the use of state aid by colleges and universities to fund or provide membership in academic institutions that are boycotting a country or higher education institutions of a country.

S2715 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2715 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2715

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 29, 2019
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to prohibit the use of state aid by colleges and universities for
  certain academic institutions

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent. The legislature hereby finds that it is
beneficial to students of this state to have access to an education that
is  not  bound by borders and to have the opportunity to obtain a global
education. The legislature further finds that it is important  that  New
York  state  undertake  efforts to ensure that its students succeed in a
world that is continually becoming more interdependent and  diverse  and
further  that  students  have  access  to international higher education
institutions.  A global education allows students  to  connect,  compete
and  cooperate  with  their  peers around the world. Therefore it is the
policy of the state  that  colleges  not  use  state  funds  to  support
boycotts of countries, or higher education institutions located in coun-
tries, that host higher education institutions chartered by the board of
regents of the university of the state of New York.
  § 2. 1. For purposes of this section the following shall apply:
  (a)  the term "academic entity" shall mean any organization comprising
colleges, universities or professors that promotes or supports  academia
in the United States and abroad.
  (b)  the  term  "college"  shall have the same meaning as such term is
defined in subdivision 2 of section 2 of the education law.
  (c) the term "host country" shall mean those  countries  that  host  a
higher  education  institution  chartered by the board of regents of the
university of the state of New York.
  2. No college in this state may use state  aid  provided  directly  to
such  college  to: fund an academic entity, provide funds for membership
in an academic entity or fund travel or  lodging  for  any  employee  to

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

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