senate Bill S384

2021-2022 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

download bill text pdf

Sponsored By

Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor

Your Voice

do you support this bill?

Please enter your contact information

Home address is used to determine the senate district in which you reside. Your support or opposition to this bill is then shared immediately with the senator who represents you.

Optional services from the NY State Senate:

Create an account. An account allows you to officially support or oppose key legislation, sign petitions with a single click, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.

Include a custom message for your Senator? (Optional)

Enter a message to your senator. Many New Yorkers use this to share the reasoning behind their support or opposition to the bill. Others might share a personal anecdote about how the bill would affect them or people they care about.

Actions

view actions (2)
Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
Jan 06, 2021 referred to higher education

Co-Sponsors

S384 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A420
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S4837
2019-2020: S2715, A7340

S384 (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.

S384 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S384 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    384
 
                        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 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

Comments

Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.

Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday. By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.

Related Recent Legislation