U.S. State Anti-Boycott Enactments from the mid-1970s

Analysis of the Provisions in Each State’s Law (scroll right for more information; click on state name to see legislation)

 StateBoycott, Blacklist or Discrimination by…. Private ActionDamages3x DamagesInjunctionCrime  
Foreign PersonForeign OrganizationInternational OrganizationForeign GovernmentUnspecified
1California
2Connecticut
3Florida
4Illinois
5Maryland
6Massachusetts
7Minnesota
8New Jersey
9New York
10North Carolina
11Ohio
12Oregon
13Washington

 

The Federal Anti-Boycott Act of 2018 carries forward the preemption provision of the original 1977 anti-boycott enactment, limiting preemption to “… boycotts fostered or imposed by foreign countries…”  The preemption provision states in full:

Sec. 1773(c) PREEMPTION.–The provisions of this section and the regulations issued pursuant thereto shall preempt any law, rule, or regulation of any of the several States or the District of Columbia, or any of the territories or possessions of the United States, or of any governmental subdivision thereof, which law, rule, or regulation pertains to participation in, compliance with, implementation or, or the furnishing of information regarding restrictive trade practices or boycotts fostered or imposed by foreign countries against other countries friendly to the United States.

Other States in Which Anti-Boycott Laws Were Proposed During the 1970s But
Not Enacted Due to Passage of the Federal Anti-Boycott Legislation

GeorgiaLouisianaMichigan
MissouriNevadaPennsylvania
South CarolinaTexasVirginia