Maine

LD 882/SP 282, introduced in 2017, would have prohibited public entities, including the state and any of its agencies or subdivisions, from boycotting Israel or contracting with or giving a grant to a person that is boycotting Israel. The bill would have required all contracts and grants by a state agency or subdivision to certify that the person awarded the contract or grant will not boycott Israel for the duration of the contract or grant. The bill would have made an exception if the contract was for at least 20% less than the lowest eligible competitor or to a contract or grant with a total potential value of less than $1,000. The bill died in May 2017.