Introduced by Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D) on September 7, 2016 To prohibit the state from contracting for products or services from a person, company, agency or other entity that "blacklists" or boycotts on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, or national origin, a nation or jurisdiction with which this nation and state engage in trade (such as Israel). Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on September 7, 2016
Reported in the House on December 1, 2016 Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D) on December 7, 2016 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that avoids potential first amendment free speech issues.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2016
Passed 97 to 10 in the House on December 8, 2016. See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No". To prohibit the state from contracting for products or services from a person, company, agency or other entity that boycotts a "strategic partner" (like Israel), unless it is done in a non-discriminatory manner and based on "bona fide business or economic reasons".