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Combating BDS Act of 2017

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A bill to provide for nonpreemption of measures by State and local governments to divest from entities that engage in commerce-related or investment-related boycott, divestment, or sanctions activities targeting Israel, and for other purposes.

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01/17/2017Introduced in Senate

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01/17/2017Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
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Cosponsors (48)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Manchin, Joe, III [D-WV]* 01/17/2017
Sen. Crapo, Mike [R-ID]* 01/17/2017
Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL]* 01/17/2017
Sen. Cornyn, John [R-TX]* 01/17/2017
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]* 01/17/2017
Sen. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC]* 01/17/2017
Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]* 01/17/2017
Sen. Hatch, Orrin G. [R-UT]* 01/17/2017
Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]* 01/17/2017
Sen. Cotton, Tom [R-AR]* 01/17/2017
Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]* 01/17/2017
Sen. Portman, Rob [R-OH]* 01/17/2017
Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]* 01/17/2017
Sen. Cruz, Ted [R-TX]* 01/17/2017
Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]* 01/17/2017
Sen. Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]* 01/17/2017
Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]* 01/17/2017
Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO]* 01/17/2017
Sen. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS] 01/24/2017
Sen. Lankford, James [R-OK] 01/24/2017
Sen. Young, Todd C. [R-IN] 01/24/2017
Sen. Capito, Shelley Moore [R-WV] 01/24/2017
Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK] 01/24/2017
Sen. Perdue, David [R-GA] 01/24/2017
Sen. Heller, Dean [R-NV] 01/24/2017
Sen. Tillis, Thom [R-NC] 02/03/2017
Sen. Moran, Jerry [R-KS] 02/03/2017
Sen. McConnell, Mitch [R-KY] 02/16/2017
Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] 03/07/2017
Sen. Schumer, Charles E. [D-NY] 03/13/2017
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE] 03/13/2017
Sen. Toomey, Pat [R-PA] 03/23/2017
Sen. Cantwell, Maria [D-WA] 04/24/2017
Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA] 04/24/2017
Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE] 05/18/2017
Sen. Collins, Susan M. [R-ME] 05/22/2017
Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR] 06/07/2017
Sen. Sasse, Ben [R-NE] 06/13/2017
Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT] 06/20/2017
Sen. Roberts, Pat [R-KS] 07/12/2017
Sen. Kennedy, John [R-LA] 07/20/2017
Sen. Strange, Luther [R-AL] 07/24/2017
Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO] 07/25/2017
Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA] 07/25/2017
Sen. Scott, Tim [R-SC] 09/05/2017
Sen. Casey, Robert P., Jr. [D-PA] 11/28/2017
Sen. Risch, James E. [R-ID] 03/06/2018
Sen. Hyde-Smith, Cindy [R-MS] 08/23/2018

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs01/17/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (01/17/2017)

Combating BDS Act of 2017

This bill allows a state or local government to adopt and enforce measures to divest its assets from, prohibit investment of its assets in, or restrict contracting with: (1) an entity that engages in a commerce- or investment-related boycott, divestment, or sanctions activity targeting Israel; or (2) an entity that owns or controls, is owned or controlled by, or is under common ownership or control with such an entity. Such measures are not preempted by federal law. A state or local government that seeks to adopt or enforce such measures shall comply with specified requirements related to notice, timing, and opportunity for comment.

In addition, the bill amends the Investment Company Act of 1940 to prohibit a person from bringing any civil, criminal, or administrative action against a registered investment company based solely upon that company's divestment from securities issued by a person that engages in a commerce- or investment-related boycott, divestment, or sanctions activity targeting Israel.