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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul R. Heroux

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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 to procure public products or services from Massachusetts or the United States .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Peter J. Durant

6th Worcester

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3804        FILED ON: 7/25/2013

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By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to the procurement of products or services by state agencies or authorities.  State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to procure public products or services from Massachusetts or 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:
 

              Strike section 220 and replace it with the following: Section 220. 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 procure products or services from businesses, as defined in section 3A of chapter 23A, with their principal place of business in the commonwealth when available, provided that the same products or serves are not available for 10% less in cost out of the commonwealth. When products or services are not available in the commonwealth, they must be made from businesses within the United States, provided that the same products or serves are not available for 10% less out of United States. When products or services are not available within the United States, then foreign purchases are permissible. In addition, the operational services division shall endeavor to ensure that in any fiscal year no less than 15 per cent of statewide procurement contracts are entered into with businesses, as so defined, which: (i) are independently owned and operated; (ii) have a principal place of business in the commonwealth; (iii) have been in business for at least 1 year; and (iv) are defined as a small business under applicable federal law or are defined by the division as small businesses pursuant to the small business purchasing program.

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