Public Property and Works

CHAPTER 37-2.6
Anti-Discrimination in State Contracts

SECTION 37-2.6-2

§ 37-2.6-2 Definitions.

(a) The following words and phrases when used in this chapter shall have, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, the meanings given to them in this section as follows:

(1) "Boycott" means to blacklist, divest from, sanction, or otherwise refuse to deal with a person, firm, or entity, or a public entity of a foreign state, when the action is based on race, color, religion, gender, or nationality of the targeted person, firm, entity, or public entity of a foreign state. Boycott does not include:

(i) A decision based on a bona fide business or economic reasons;

(ii) A boycott against a public entity of a foreign state when the boycott is applied in a nondiscriminatory manner; and

(iii) Boycotts or divestments of particular jurisdictions that are specifically authorized or required by federal law or state law.

(2) "Public entity" means the state, or any political subdivisions of the state, including, but not limited to, any of its agencies, departments, institutions, or school districts.

(3) A "jurisdiction with whom the state can enjoy open trade" means states that are members of the World Trade Organization.

History of Section.
(P.L. 2016, ch. 477, § 1.)