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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 6866

 

January Session, 2017

 

LCO No. 2194

 

*02194*

Referred to Committee on GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS

 

Introduced by:

 

INTRODUCER WITHDRAWN

 

AN ACT PROHIBITING STATE CONTRACTING WITH OR INVESTING IN CERTAIN PERSONS AND BUSINESSES.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That the general statutes be amended to (1) prohibit any state agency from contracting with, or investing in, any person or business that promotes or engages in activities to encourage persons to abstain from commercial, social or political relations with any allied nation or with companies based in an allied nation or in territories controlled by an allied nation, with the intent to penalize, inflict or cause harm to, or otherwise promote or cast disrepute upon such allied nation, its people or its commercial products, and (2) define "allied nation" as any country designated as an ally of the United States by the United States Department of State, including all members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Israel, Japan, the Republic of Korea (South Korea) and all signatory countries of the Southeast Asia and Rio Treaties.

Statement of Purpose:

To prohibit state contracting with, and state investment in, persons and businesses that promote or engage in activities to boycott, divest or sanction American allied nations.