Senate Bill 170
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Combating BDS Act of 2017
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jan 17, 2017
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jan 17, 2017
Latest Action
Jan 17, 2017
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
170
Congress
115
Policy Area
Finance and Financial Sector
Finance and Financial Sector
Primary focus of measure is U.S. banking and financial institutions regulation; consumer credit; bankruptcy and debt collection; financial services and investments; insurance; securities; real estate transactions; currency. Measures concerning financial crimes may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement. Measures concerning business and corporate finance may fall under Commerce policy area. Measures concerning international banking may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
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Arkansas
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Mississippi
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nebraska
New Jersey
North Carolina
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
South Carolina
South Carolina
Washington
West Virginia
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Combating BDS Act of 2017

This bill allows a state or local government to adopt and enforce measures to divest its assets from, prohibit investment of its assets in, or restrict contracting with: (1) an entity that engages in a commerce- or investment-related boycott, divestment, or sanctions activity targeting Israel; or (2) an entity that owns or controls, is owned or controlled by, or is under common ownership or control with such an entity. Such measures are not preempted by federal law. A state or local government that seeks to adopt or enforce such measures shall comply with specified requirements related to notice, timing, and opportunity for comment.

In addition, the bill amends the Investment Company Act of 1940 to prohibit a person from bringing any civil, criminal, or administrative action against a registered investment company based solely upon that company's divestment from securities issued by a person that engages in a commerce- or investment-related boycott, divestment, or sanctions activity targeting Israel.

Text (1)
January 17, 2017
Actions (2)
01/17/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
01/17/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jan 18, 2017 5:05:00 AM
Updated
Feb 1, 2021 10:21:58 PM