View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 3686

The Committee on Judiciary proposes the following amendment (LC-3686.DG0001H):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 1, page 1, by striking the name of the Article on line 22, and inserting:


Amend the bill further, SECTION 1, by striking Section 1-1-1710(A) and inserting:

(A) For purposes of this section, the term "definition of antisemitism":

(1)includes the definition of antisemitism adopted on May 26, 2016, by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, which has been adopted by the United States Department of State;

(2)includes contemporary examples of antisemitism identified by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance; and

(3)does not include criticism of Israel similar to that leveled against any other country.

Amend the bill further, SECTION 1, by striking Section 1-1-1710(C) and (D) and inserting:

(C) In reviewing, investigating, or deciding whether there has been a violation of any relevant policy, law, or regulation prohibiting discriminatory acts, the State shall take into consideration the definition of antisemitism set forth in law for purposes of determining whether the alleged act was discriminatory. A court or other relevant authority shall apply the same legal standard as applicable to like claims of discrimination arising under the laws of this State protecting civil rights, including Chapter 13 of this title.

(D) For purposes of educating state personnel on issues related to discrimination, diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-bias training, the definition of antisemitism shall be used and incorporated as an educational tool to familiarize personnel and officials with antisemitism in all of its manifestations.