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SB 1402 raises serious constitutional concerns by barring the State of Idaho from working or contracting with any Idaho business or contractor who supports or engages in a boycott of Israel. There is no question that the First Amendment protects the right to participate in a political boycott, which is a form of collective action that allows ordinary people to make their voices heard. Simply put – legislation like SB 1402 shares a common goal of silencing one side of an important political debate about a decades-old conflict.

Sponsors

Sen. Chuck Winder (R)

Status

Introduced

Session

2020

Bill number

Position

Oppose