assembly Bill A5886

2021-2022 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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Mar 01, 2021 referred to governmental operations

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A5886 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S706
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
2019-2020: A5847, S2430

A5886 (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.

A5886 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5886
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                               March 1, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced   by   M.   of  A.  LAVINE,  PAULIN,  THIELE,  OTIS,  WEPRIN,
   BICHOTTE HERMELYN, CYMBROWITZ, DINOWITZ, BRAUNSTEIN,  HEVESI,  ABBATE,
   ROZIC,  HAWLEY,  FITZPATRICK, FRIEND -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A.
   McDONOUGH -- read once and referred to the Committee  on  Governmental
   Operations

 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.
                                                            LBD00470-01-1