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Cleveland Jewish News: Ohio 14th state to pass anti-BDS bill

Published on Dec 20 2016 // Business and Financial News

December 19, 2016 – Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed a bill on Dec. 19 that will prohibit a state agency from contracting with companies that boycott or disinvest from Israel.

House Bill 476 would require companies to sign contracts declaring they are not boycotting or disinvesting from Israel, which will remain active for the duration of the time the company contracts with the state agency. Ohio will be the 14th state to pass this type of legislation in response to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

The bill also included language that will increase from 1 to 2 percent the amount of funds the state treasurer or country treasurers are allowed to invest in foreign bonds meeting specified criteria, including Israel Bonds…..Read More>>

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