senate Bill S3712

2021-2022 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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Jan 30, 2021 referred to higher education

S3712 (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
2019-2020: S5825

S3712 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S3712 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3712 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3712
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 30, 2021
                                ___________
 
 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 21 to read as follows:
   21.  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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