The ACLU of Idaho is opposed to SB 1086 because it would impede constitutionally protected political speech. The bill would bar public entities from entering into a contract with businesses that engage in a boycott of goods or services from Israel or its territories.

A boycott is an important and powerful form of expressive association protected by the First Amendment. Speech in support of a boycott encompasses the practice of people sharing common views banding together to achieve a common end--a practice deeply embedded in the American political process. 

Sponsors

Sen. Pattie Anne Lodge (R)

Status

Introduced

Session

2021

Bill number

Position

Oppose