Individual state governments began taking action against the anti-Israel boycott, divest, sanction movement in 2015, with legislative enactments, legislative resolutions, and issuance of executive orders by state governors. The two tables below list these state enactments, first, by the basic types of the enactments, and second by the date of enactment. The text of each enactment is available in PDF format from both tables.
|Prohibits State or political subdivision from investing in company involved in a boycott against Israel||Prohibits State or political subdivision from contracting with business involved in a boycott against Israel||Prohibits State or political subdivision from contracting with business involved in a boycott (including against Israel)||Prohibits State or political subdivision from contracting with business which discriminates against Israel or other countries||Legislative Resolution condemning BDS|
|New Jersey||North Carolina1|
|North Carolina1||South Dakota|
1 The statutes in Arizona, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and North Carolina include both categories.
2 On September 27, 2018, the Federal District Court granted a preliminary injunction enjoining enforcement of the contracting prohibition. However, the injunction does not affect the investing prohibition. An appeal by the Arizona Attorney General has been taken. Additional information and litigation documents are available on the BDS Litigation page.
3 A lawsuit challenging the statute was dismissed upon agreement of the parties after approval of a legislative amendment narrowing the scope of the prohibition. Additional information and litigation documents are available on the BDS Litigation page.
4 The Arkansas statute has been challenged in a lawsuit filed in December 2018. The case is currently on appeal. Additional information and litigation documents are available on the BDS Litigation page.
5 An injunction was issued against the Texas statute, but after it was amended, the Court of Appeals vacated the injunction and ordered the case dismissed as moot. Additional information and litigation documents are available on the BDS Litigation page.
|State||Date Signed Into Law||Text As Enacted|
|Tennessee||April 24, 2015||Tenn. Sen. J. Res. 170|
|South Carolina||June 4, 2015||S. Carolina Code Sec. 11-35-5300|
|Illinois||July 23, 2015||Ill. Pension Code Sec. 1-110.16|
|Alabama||February 16, 2016||Ala. Sen. J. Res. 6|
|Virginia||March 9, 2016||Virginia House J. Res. 177|
|Florida||March 10, 2016||Laws of Florida Ch. 2016-36|
|Arizona1||March 17, 2016||Ariz. Rev. Stat. Title 35, Ch. 2, Art. 9 -- (Amend.)|
|Colorado||March 18, 2016||Colo. Rev. Stat. Art. 54.8 Part 2|
|Indiana||March 23, 2016||Indiana-Code-IC-5-10.2-11|
|Georgia||April 26, 2016||Georgia Code Sec. 50-5-85|
|Iowa||May 10, 2016||Iowa Code 12J.1|
|New York||June 5, 2016||New York Exec. Order No. 157|
|Rhode Island||July 14, 2016||R.I. Chap. 477 Laws of 2016|
|New Jersey||August 16, 2016||N.J. Pub. L. 2016 Ch.-24|
|California||September 24, 2016||Cal. Pub. Contract Code Sec. 2010|
|Pennsylvania||November 4, 2016||Penn. Pub. Law 2016-163|
|Ohio||December 19, 2016||Ohio 131-HB-476|
|Michigan||January 10, 2017||Michigan Public Act 526 of 2016|
|Arkansas||March 29, 2017||Arkansas Act 710 of 2017|
|Texas2||May 2, 2017||Texas H.B. 89 of 2017 -- (Amend.)|
|Nevada||June 2, 2017||Nevada Ch. 304 Laws of 2017|
|Kansas3||June 16, 2017||Kansas House Bill 2409 -- (Amend.)|
|North Carolina||July 27, 2017||N. Carolina Sess. Law 2017-193|
|Maryland||October 23, 2017||Maryland E.O. 01.01.2017-25|
|Wisconsin4||October 27, 2017||Wisconsin Exec. Order 2017-261|
|Wisconsin4||April 3, 2018||2017 Wisc. Act 248|
|Louisiana||May 22, 2018||Exec. Order JBE-2018-15|
|Kentucky5||November 15, 2018||Exec. Order 2018-905|
|Mississippi||March 15, 2019||Mississippi HB 761|
|Kentucky5||August 27, 2019||Kentucky SB143|
|South Dakota||January 14, 2020||Exec. Order 2020-01|
|Oklahoma||May 21, 2020||Oklahoma HB 3697|
|Missouri||July 13, 2020||Missouri SB 739|
1 The Arizona statute, originally signed into law on 17 Mar 2016, was amended on 16 Apr 2019.
2 The Texas statute, originally signed into law on 2 May 2017, was amended on 7 May 2019.
3 The Kansas statute, originally signed into law on 16 Jun 2017, was amended on 18 Apr 2018.
4 The executive order in Wisconsin has been superseded by legislative enactment.
5 The executive order in Kentucky has been superseded by legislative enactment.