SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2186        FILED ON: 2/27/2012

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2198


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Richard T. Moore


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to promote American manufacturing.






Richard T. Moore


Benjamin B. Downing

Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden

Jennifer L. Flanagan


Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Linda Campbell

15th Essex

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Robert M. Koczera

11th Bristol

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Michael R. Knapik


Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Marc R. Pacheco


Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

James E. Timilty


Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

David M. Nangle

17th Middlesex

Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk

Susan C. Fargo


Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Dennis A. Rosa

4th Worcester

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2186        FILED ON: 2/27/2012

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2198

By Mr. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2198) of Richard T. Moore, Benjamin B. Downing, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Stephen L. DiNatale and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote American manufacturing.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Twelve



An Act to promote American manufacturing.


Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to promote American manufacturing, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1.  Chapter 7 of the general laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 22O, the following new section: -

Section 22P. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary relating to procurement, and to the extent permitted by federal law, a state agency or authority shall, after giving preference pursuant to the provision of section 22O of this chapter for the procurement of products or services from businesses, as defined in section 3A of chapter 23A, with their principal place of business in the commonwealth, shall establish a preference for products manufactured in the United States provided, however, that said domestic products shall not increase the cost of the product by more than ten percent.  For purposes of this section, “manufactured” shall mean (i) in the case of an iron or steel product all manufacturing must take place in the United States, except metallurgical processes involving the refinement of steel additives; and (ii) in the case of a  manufactured good, a good shall be considered manufactured in the United States if: (a) all the manufacturing processes for the product take place in the United States; and (b) all of the components of the product shall be of U.S. origin.  A component shall be considered to be a product of U. S. origin if all the manufacturing processes take place in the United States, regardless of the origin of the subcomponents.