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.
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