Bill Text: NJ A2940 | 2016-2017 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Prohibits State appropriations from being expended by entity that adopts anti-Israel policy.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2016-02-16 - Introduced, Referred to Assembly Budget Committee [A2940 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2016-A2940-Introduced.html

ASSEMBLY, No. 2940

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

217th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED FEBRUARY 16, 2016

 


 

Sponsored by:

Assemblyman  MICHAEL PATRICK CARROLL

District 25 (Morris and Somerset)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Prohibits State appropriations from being expended by entity that adopts anti-Israel policy.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act to amend "An Act making appropriations for the support of the State Government and the several public purposes for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016 and regulating the disbursement thereof," approved June 26, 2015 (P.L.2015, c.63).

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and the General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    The following general language provision is added to P.L.2015, c.63, the fiscal year 2016 State annual appropriations act:

 

     87.  Notwithstanding the provision of any law or regulation to the contrary, amounts herein appropriated for Institutional Support of the various State institutions of higher education, and within the program classifications of Higher Educational Services, and the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority, are conditioned upon the following: no sum shall be expended directly or indirectly in any manner that supports an entity or association, any member of which is affiliated with a State institution of higher education or independent institution of higher education, that publically expresses as a policy of the entity or association the boycotting, divesting, blacklisting, sanctioning, condemning or otherwise opposing of businesses, institutions, academic personnel, public officials or actions of the state of Israel.

 

     2.  This act shall take effect immediately.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill amends the State fiscal year 2016 State budget act to prohibit the use of State appropriations that fund higher education in this State to support, directly or indirectly, any entity or association that publically expresses as a policy, the boycotting, divesting, blacklisting, sanctioning, condemning or otherwise opposing of businesses, institutions, academic personnel, public officials or actions of the state of Israel.

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