Iowa state Senate passes anti-BDS bill

By JTA
April 28, 2016 15:21

 
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The Iowa state Senate voted to approve a bill aimed at countering the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, movement against Israel.

The bill approved Wednesday by a vote of 38-9 prevents state funds from being invested in companies that boycott Israel.

The bill was passed in February year by the Iowa state House. The bill applies to funds invested by the state treasurer, Iowa Board of Regents, Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System and some other state pension funds, and does not allow a public entity from entering a contract of more than $1,000 with a company that boycotts Israel, according to the Des Moines Register.

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