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HF 400

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 01/26/2017 04:58pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to state contracts; requiring that the vendor not engage in a boycott of
Israel; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 16C.


Section 1.

new text begin [16C.053] NO BOYCOTT OF ISRAEL.
new text end

new text begin (a) A contract for goods or services must require the vendor to certify that the vendor
is not currently engaged in, and agrees for the duration of the contract not to engage in, a
boycott of Israel. This section applies to the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities and
to contracts entered into by entities in the legislative branch. This section does not apply to
contracts with a value of less than $1,000.
new text end

new text begin (b) For purposes of this section, "boycott of Israel" means engaging in refusals to deal,
terminating business activities, or other actions that are intended to limit commercial relations
with Israel, or persons or entities doing business in Israel or in Israeli-controlled territories,
when such actions are taken:
new text end

new text begin (1) in compliance or adherence to calls for a boycott of Israel other than those boycotts
to which United States Code Appendix, title 50, section 2407(c), applies; or
new text end

new text begin (2) in a manner that in any way discriminates on the basis of nationality or national
origin and is not based on a valid business reason.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2017, and applies to contracts
entered into on or after that date.
new text end