Some state governments have begun to fight back against progressive ESG initiatives and the attempt to redefine the purpose of businesses.
States can enact legislation that generally requires companies that contract with the state to certify that they do not boycott or discriminate against companies to achieve woke political objectives. Specifically, states can require contractors to not discriminate against those engaged in conventional energy production, mining, agriculture, timber, or firearms industries. The following model legislation would accomplish this objective.
Summary: AN ACT relating to state contracts with certain companies that engage in economic boycotts based on environmental, social, or governance criteria.
Section 1. The [name of state] finds that:
Section 2. Prohibition on Contracts with Companies Engaging in Economic Boycotts