HB 569 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. Read bill text here

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 HB 569 shares a common goal of silencing one side of an important political debate about a decades-old conflict.

 

Sponsors

Rep. Christy Perry (R)

Status

Introduced

Session

2018

Bill number

Position

Oppose

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