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.
SECTION 2. The provisions of this act do not apply to Emergency and Life and Property Safety Goods. “Emergency and Life and Property Safety Goods” means any goods when provided for installation in, as part of, or for addition to, a system designed to prevent, respond to, alert regarding, suppress, control , or extinguish an emergency or the cause of an emergency, or assist evacuation in the event of an emergency, which emergency could threaten life or property. Examples of such systems include fire alarm, fire sprinkler, fire suppression, fire extinguisher, security, gas detection, intrusion detection, access control, video surveillance and recording, mass notification, public address, emergency lighting, patient wandering, infant tagging and nurse call.
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