senate Bill S706

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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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 06, 2021 referred to finance

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S706 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
State Finance Law
Laws Affected:
Add §165-b, St Fin L; add §423-d, R & SS L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S2430

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

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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