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Dayton signs Kresha's anti-boycott bill

ST. PAUL--Wednesday, Gov. Mark Dayton signed legislation into law authored by Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls. The bill, H.F.400, bars the state of Minnesota from engaging in business contracts with companies or organizations who boycott Israeli ...

ST. PAUL-Wednesday, Gov. Mark Dayton signed legislation into law authored by Rep. Ron Kresha, R-Little Falls. The bill, H.F.400, bars the state of Minnesota from engaging in business contracts with companies or organizations who boycott Israeli companies.

"I'm extremely happy to see wide bipartisan backing and the governor's signature to help this anti-discrimination language become law," Kresha said in a news release. "It's pretty widely accepted that discriminating against the Jewish people-or anyone for that matter-is not a practice the state of Minnesota should engage in. Taxpayers deserve to know their tax dollars are being used to support contracts of businesses and organizations who do not support discrimination."

HF400 received wide bipartisan support in the legislature, passing 103-28 in the House of Representatives and 57-8 in the Senate, the release said.

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