Updated Feb. 13, 2018
In 2018, SB 849 and HB 2179 were introduced in the Missouri legislature. If passed, they would require prospective state contractors to certify in writing that they are not engaged in a boycott of Israel. The bills apply to all companies as well as nonprofit organizations. Contracts worth less than $10,000 are excluded from the bills' requirement.
SB 849 and HB 2179 are unconstitutional. Political boycotts are protected by the First Amendment, and the government may not condition government contracts on the requirement that prospective contractors forgo their First Amendment right to participate in such boycotts.
Read the bill: SB 849