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2016 House Bill 5821: Ban state contracts with entities boycotting Israel or other trade partner

Public Act 526 of 2016

Introduced by Rep. Al Pscholka (R) 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. Al Pscholka (R) on December 7, 2016 To replace the previous version of the bill with one that avoids potential first amendment free speech issues.
The substitute failed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Al Pscholka (R) on December 7, 2016
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 7, 2016
Passed 99 to 8 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".
Received in the Senate on December 13, 2016
Referred to the Senate on December 13, 2016
Passed 34 to 3 in the Senate on December 14, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
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".
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 5, 2017

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