Defeated Legislation

Legislation
S 3712 (2021)
Status
Defeated
Defeated On
June 2022
Type(s)
Anti-boycott, Defunding
Full Text
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This anti-boycott defunding bill directs the trustees of New York’s public colleges and universities to prohibit funding for student groups that directly or indirectly promote or encourage boycotts of any allied nation or companies based in an allied nation, including Israel and the territories it occupies. The bill includes boycotts intended to penalize or “cast disrepute upon” an allied nation, its peoples, or businesses based there, but its funding prohibitions are limited to boycotts “based on race, class, gender, nationality, ethnic origin or religion,” which should exclude boycotts for Palestinian rights, though the justification for the bill clarifies that BDS is the intended target. Similar bills have failed to pass in previous sessions (S. 2493, S. 8017, S. 5825).

Defeated Legislation

Legislation
HR 769
Status
Defeated
Defeated On
June 2022
Type(s)
Anti-boycott, Defunding
Full Text
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This anti-boycott defunding bill targets efforts to seek accountability via the United Nations for Israel’s ongoing violations of international law. The bill requires the United States government to cease its contributions to the United Nations until the President certifies that UN Security Council Resolution 2334 has been repealed. UN Security Council Resolution 2334 (2016) reaffirmed that Israel’s illegal settlements constitute a flagrant violation of international law. The US broke from its practice of blocking UN accountability measures focused on Israel and abstained rather than vetoing the resolution, causing consternation among pro-Israel groups. Related Bill: S 107

Defeated Legislation

Legislation
S 107
Status
Defeated
Defeated On
June 2022
Type(s)
Anti-boycott, Defunding
Full Text
Read S 107 

This anti-boycott defunding bill targets efforts to seek accountability via the United Nations for Israel’s ongoing violations of international law. The bill requires the United States government to cease its contributions to the United Nations until the President certifies that UN Security Council Resolution 2334 has been repealed. UN Security Council Resolution 2334 (2016) reaffirmed that Israel’s illegal settlements constitute a flagrant violation of international law. The US broke from its practice of blocking UN accountability measures focused on Israel and abstained rather than vetoing the resolution, causing consternation among pro-Israel groups. Related Bill: HR 769

Defeated Legislation

Legislation
A 420
Status
Defeated
Defeated On
June 2022
Type(s)
Anti-boycott, Defunding
Full Text
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This anti-boycott defunding bill prohibits state institutions of higher education from using state aid to fund or provide funds for membership in or travel to meetings of academic entities that engage in boycotts of countries that host New York state colleges, a short list that includes Israel. Schools that violate the prohibition are not eligible to receive state funds during the academic year in which the violation occurred. The bill provides exceptions for boycotts of countries determined by the United States to be state sponsors of terrorism, boycotts connected with labor disputes, or boycotts protesting unlawful discriminatory practices as determined by New York law. Similar bills have failed to pass in previous sessions (A. 7340, S. 2715, S. 4837).

Defeated Legislation

Legislation
S 384 (2021)
Status
Defeated
Defeated On
June 2022
Type(s)
Anti-boycott, Defunding
Full Text
Read S 384 (2021) 

This anti-boycott defunding bill prohibits state institutions of higher education from using state aid to fund or provide funds for membership in or travel to meetings of academic entities that engage in boycotts of countries that host New York state colleges, a short list that includes Israel. Schools that violate the prohibition are not eligible to receive state funds during the academic year in which the violation occurred. The bill provides exceptions for boycotts of countries determined by the United States to be state sponsors of terrorism, boycotts connected with labor disputes, or boycotts protesting unlawful discriminatory practices as determined by New York law. Similar bills have failed to pass in previous sessions (A. 7340, S. 2715, S. 4837).

Defeated Legislation

Legislation
A. 8632
Status
Defeated
Defeated On
June 2022
Type(s)
Anti-boycott, Defunding
Full Text
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This anti-boycott defunding bill prohibits institutions of higher education that participate in or provide funding to any organization that boycotts a foreign academic institution from receiving state aid. The bill also prohibits state or local officers from being members of an organization that engages in such boycotts. The bill also prohibits state contracts with institutions that violate these provisions. A number of these bills were introduced following resolutions by the Asian American Studies Association and American Studies Association endorsing the boycott of Israeli academic institutions complicit in Israel’s human rights violations. Related Bill: S. 6306.

Defeated Legislation

Legislation
S. 6306
Status
Defeated
Defeated On
June 2022
Type(s)
Anti-boycott, Defunding
Full Text
Read S. 6306 

This anti-boycott defunding bill prohibits institutions of higher education that participate in or provide funding to any organization that boycotts a foreign academic institution from receiving state aid. The bill also prohibits state or local officers from being members of an organization that engages in such boycotts. The bill also prohibits state contracts with institutions that violate these provisions. A number of these bills were introduced following resolutions by the Asian American Studies Association and American Studies Association endorsing the boycott of Israeli academic institutions complicit in Israel’s human rights violations. Related Bill: 8632.

Defeated Legislation

Legislation
S. 5825
Status
Defeated
Defeated On
June 2022
Type(s)
Anti-boycott, Defunding
Full Text
Read S. 5825 

This anti-boycott defunding bill directs the trustees of New York’s public colleges and universities to prohibit funding student groups that directly or indirectly promote or encourage boycotts of any allied nation or companies based in an allied nation, including Israel and the territories it occupies. The bill includes boycotts intended to penalize or “cast disrepute upon” an allied nation, its peoples, or businesses based there, but its funding prohibitions are limited to boycotts “based on race, class, gender, nationality, ethnic origin or religion,” which should exclude boycotts for Palestinian rights

Defeated Legislation

Legislation
A 7340
Status
Defeated
Defeated On
June 2022
Type(s)
Anti-boycott, Defunding
Full Text
Read A 7340 

This anti-boycott defunding bill prohibits state institutions of higher education from using state aid to fund or provide funds for membership in or travel to meetings of academic entities that engage in boycotts of countries that host New York state colleges, a short list that includes Israel. Schools that violate the prohibition are not eligible to receive state funds during the academic year in which the violation occurred. The bill provides exceptions for boycotts of countries determined by the United States to be state sponsors of terrorism, boycotts connected with labor disputes, or boycotts protesting unlawful discriminatory practices as determined by New York law. Related bill: S 2715.

Defeated Legislation

Legislation
S 2715
Status
Defeated
Defeated On
June 2022
Type(s)
Anti-boycott, Defunding
Full Text
Read S 2715 

This anti-boycott defunding bill prohibits state institutions of higher education from using state aid to fund or provide funds for membership in or travel to meetings of academic entities that engage in boycotts of countries that host New York state colleges, a short list that includes Israel. Schools that violate the prohibition are not eligible to receive state funds during the academic year in which the violation occurred. The bill provides exceptions for boycotts of countries determined by the United States to be state sponsors of terrorism, boycotts connected with labor disputes, or boycotts protesting unlawful discriminatory practices as determined by New York law. Related bill: A 7340.