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2016 House Bill 5823: Ban state contracts with entities boycotting Israel or other trade partner
Introduced by Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D) on September 7, 2016
To establish a process by which government pension systems must screen their fiduciaries and investments to discover any that engage in a boycott with a nation or jurisdiction with which this nation and state engages in trade (such as Israel), and then divest itself of those investments. The bill defines “boycott” as “to blacklist, divest from, or otherwise refuse to deal with a person based on race, color, religion, gender, or national origin”.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on September 7, 2016