|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 06, 2021||referred to finance|
senate Bill S706
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S706 (ACTIVE) - Details
S706 (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; establishes that such companies will be considered non-responsive bidders.
S706 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S706 SPONSOR: KAPLAN TITLE OF BILL: 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 PURPOSE: To prohibit New York State from contracting with corporations that are boycotting Israel. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the state finance law to include a new section 165-b that defines boycott Israel, boycott activities, and persons. Sub-section 2: Outlines the process the commissioner will utilize in
S706 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 706 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 6, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. KAPLAN, KAMINSKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance 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. 2. (A) A PERSON THAT IS IDENTIFIED ON A LIST CREATED PURSUANT TO PARA- GRAPH (B) OF THIS SUBDIVISION AS A PERSON THAT BOYCOTTS ISRAEL AS DESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, SHALL NOT BE DEEMED A EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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