Governor Pence Ceremonially Signs Bill Affirming Indiana’s Support of Israel

Governor Mike Pence today joined Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer and Speaker Brian Bosma (R – Indianapolis) in the Statehouse Rotunda to ceremonially sign House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1378, which requires the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS) to divest from any business that engages in action to boycott, divest or sanction the state of Israel. The bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, and goes into effect July 1, 2016. The Governor signed the bill into law on March 23, 2016. According to INPRS, HEA 1378 would require INPRS to divest an estimated $50 million in assets of the $28.3 billion invested by the agency.

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