HB16-1284

HB16-1284 - Divest From Co With Prohibitions Against Israel

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning Divestment By The Public Employees' Retirement Association From Companies That Have Economic Prohibitions Against The State Of Israel.

The bill requires the public employees' retirement association (PERA) to make its best efforts to identify all companies that have economic prohibitions against Israel (restricted company), to assemble those identified companies into a list of restricted companies by January 1, 2017, and to review the list of restricted companies on a biannual basis.

For each company on the list of restricted companies, the bill requires PERA to send a written notice informing the company of its status and that it may become subject to divestment by PERA. If a company ceases activity that designates it as a restricted company, PERA will remove the company from the list.

If a company remains a restricted company 180 days following PERA's first engagement with the company, PERA is required to divest all direct holdings of the restricted company from its assets. If on the date of divestment PERA does not own direct holdings in a company on the list of restricted companies, PERA is prohibited from acquiring direct holdings in any company on the list of restricted companies during the time that it remains on the list.

Upon request, and at least annually, PERA is required to make available on its website information regarding investments sold, redeemed, divested, or withdrawn in compliance with the bill.

The bill specifies the circumstances under which PERA may cease divesting from companies, based on the value of the investments.

Senate Committees

Latest update: March 18, 2016
03/18/2016 Governor Signed
03/15/2016 Sent to the Governor
03/15/2016 Signed by the President of the Senate
03/14/2016 Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/11/2016 House Considered Senate Amendments - Result was to Concur - Repass
03/09/2016 Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/08/2016 Senate Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
03/07/2016 Senate Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
03/03/2016 Senate Committee on Finance Refer Amended to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/29/2016 Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
02/26/2016 House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/25/2016 House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor
02/23/2016 House Committee on Business Affairs and Labor Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
02/19/2016 Introduced In House - Assigned to Business Affairs and Labor