7 LONG TITLE
8 General Description:
9 This bill enacts the Anti-boycott Israel Act.
10 Highlighted Provisions:
11 This bill:
12 ▸ defines terms; and
13 ▸ prohibits a government entity from contracting with a company that boycotts the
14 State of Israel.
15 Money Appropriated in this Bill:
17 Other Special Clauses:
19 Utah Code Sections Affected:
21 63G-27-101, Utah Code Annotated 1953
22 63G-27-102, Utah Code Annotated 1953
23 63G-27-201, Utah Code Annotated 1953
25 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
26 Section 1. Section 63G-27-101 is enacted to read:
29 63G-27-101. Title.
30 This chapter is known as the "Anti-Boycott Israel Act."
31 Section 2. Section 63G-27-102 is enacted to read:
32 63G-27-102. Definitions.
33 As used in this chapter:
34 (1) "Boycott action" means refusing to deal, terminating business activities, or any
35 other action intended to discriminate, inflict economic harm, or otherwise limit commercial
37 (2) "Boycott of the State of Israel" means engaging in a boycott action specifically
39 (a) the State of Israel; and
40 (b) (i) companies or individuals doing business in or with the State of Israel; or
41 (ii) companies authorized by, licensed by, or organized under the laws of the State of
42 Israel to do business.
43 (3) (a) "Company" means a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, sole
44 proprietorship, or similar entity.
45 (b) "Company" includes any wholly-owned subsidiary, majority-owned subsidiary,
46 parent company, or affiliate of an entity described in Subsection (3)(a).
47 (4) "Public entity" means the state or a political subdivision of the state, including each
48 department, division, office, board, commission, council, authority, or institution of the state or
49 a political subdivision of the state.
50 Section 3. Section 63G-27-201 is enacted to read:
52 63G-27-201. Prohibition on contracting.
53 (1) Except as provided in Subsection (2), a public entity may not enter into a contract
54 with a company to acquire or dispose of a good or service, including supplies, information
55 technology, or construction services, unless:
56 (a) the contract includes a written certification that the company is not currently
57 engaged in a boycott of the State of Israel; and
58 (b) the company agrees not to engage in a boycott of the State of Israel for the duration
59 of the contract.
60 (2) This section does not apply:
61 (a) if a company offers to provide a good or service under contract for at least 20% less
62 than any other company;
63 (b) to a contract with a total value of less than $100,000; or
64 (c) to a contract with a company that has fewer than 10 full-time employees.