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Overview

Idaho lawmakers passed an anti-boycott bill prohibiting state contracts with entities that boycott Israel in April 2021 that will go into effect later this year.

State Legislation

Legislation
SB 1086 (2021)
Status
In Effect
In Effect Since
July 2021
Type(s)
Anti-boycott, State Contracts
Full Text
Read SB 1086 (2021) 

This anti-boycott bill prohibits state contracts with a company, including non-profits, unless the company signs a written certification that they are not currently and will not for the duration of the contract engage in boycotts of the state of Israel or territories under its control. This prohibition does not include contracts less than $100,000 or with companies that have fewer than 10 employees. The bill passed in April 2021. A nearly identical bill was defeated in 2020 (SB 1402).

Defeated Legislation

Legislation
SB 1402
Status
Defeated
Defeated On
March 2020
Type(s)
Anti-boycott, State Contracts
Full Text
Read SB 1402 

This anti-boycott bill prohibits public entities from entering into a contract with a company, including non-profits, unless that company signs a written certification that they are not currently, and will not for the duration of the contract, engage in boycotts of the state of Israel, or territories under its control. This prohibition does not include contracts less than $100,000 or with companies that have fewer than 10 employees. 

Defeated Legislation

Legislation
HB 569
Status
Defeated
Defeated On
March 2018
Type(s)
Anti-boycott, State Contracts, State Investments
Full Text
Read HB 569 

This anti-boycott bill requires the treasurer to create a blacklist of companies, including sole proprietorships, that engage in boycotts for Palestinian rights. This bill prohibits state investments, requiring the treasurer to sell, redeem, divest, or withdraw all direct holdings in blacklisted companies. This bill also requires state contracts to include a written certification that the contractor is not currently engaged, and for the duration of the agreement will not engage, in a boycott of Israel. 

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