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New York Bill Would Bar Funding to Student Organizations Involved in ‘Hate Speech,’ ‘Intolerance,’ or Encouraging Boycotts of Israel and Other Nations - FIRE
On June 6, New York state Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Nassau County) introduced Senate Bill S8017. [Update (June 16, 2016): The New York State Senate yesterday passed Senator Martins’ bill. It has now been referred to the Committee on Higher Education in the New York State Assembly. FIRE will continue to monitor the progress of this patently unconstitutional abdication of students’ First Amendment rights.] The bill would bar state universities, city universities, and community colleges from funding any student organization that “promotes, encourages, or permits” boycotts against certain nations or permits “intolerance” or “hate speech.” The bill as written is …