According to the local Austin paper, American-Statesman, the Texas Senate has passed a bill to outlaw Boycott Divestment and Sanction efforts against Israel.
The bill passed 25-4 vote and therefore moved to the Texas House of Representatives for a vote. “No senators spoke in opposition to [bill] SB 29 before the vote,” the paper reported.
Anyone guilty of violating the proposed anti-boycott law would face a minimum civil penalty of $250,000. https://t.co/UzxdB0L69J
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It went on to note that the bill’s author, Sen. Brandon Creighton, said Texas should not do business with companies that participate in the BDS movement.