HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1658        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1705

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jeffrey N. Roy

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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 relative to preference for products or services manufactured or produced in the United States.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Jeffrey N. Roy

10th Norfolk

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1658        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1705

By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1705) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others that the State Purchasing Agent be directed to give preference to products or services manufactured or produced in the United States.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act relative to preference for products or services manufactured or produced in the United States.

 

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

Chapter 7 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 25A the following section:-

Section 25B. The state purchasing agent shall give preference, as far as may be practicable and to the extent permitted by the General Laws, federal law, and federal treaty, to products or services manufactured or produced in the United States; provided, however, that in giving such preference no sacrifice or loss in price or quality shall be permitted; and provided, further, that preference in all cases shall be given to surplus products or articles produced and manufactured by other departments, institutions, or agencies of the commonwealth which are available for distribution.