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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1416         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1514


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

Worcester and Norfolk

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

Karen E. Spilka

Second Middlesex and Norfolk

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1416        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1514

By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1514) of Richard T. Moore, Angelo L. D'Emilia, Michael O. Moore, John V. Fernandes and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote American manufacturing.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. 


SEE SENATE, NO. 2198 OF 2011-2012.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



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.

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