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San Francisco considers repealing law that boycotted conservative states over anti-LGBTQ, abortion legislation

Back in 2016 a hate law was passed that banned City travel to states that had morals and ethics. If you saved the life a child, you were taboo in their eyes. It was amended in 2019 and 2021. Voting ID was added. So 30 states were put on the hit list.

Well now they're looking to make changes to the hate law. A Feb. 10 report from City Administrator Carmen Chu’s office found the law has been costly and ineffective, with only one state being removed from the boycott list. 

"Since 12X became operative, the number of banned states has grown from 8 states in 2017 to 30 in 2022. This increase suggests that the City's threat of boycott may not serve as a compelling deterrent to states considering restrictive policies," read the report.

 It also found the contracting ban itself has raised San Francisco’s contracting costs by roughly 10-20% and could grow even higher if more states are added to the list. The report proposed five alternatives, including repealing the ordinance entirely or repealing the contracting ban, but keeping the travel ban in place.

 Supervisor Ahsha Safaí introduced legislation at a Feb. 13 committee hearing to exempt construction contracts from the ordinance. Fellow Supervisor Rafael Mandelmanm told the San Francisco Chronicle he is planning on introducing legislation to repeal the ordinance entirely. 


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