Public procurement; requirement that American iron, steel, etc., be used in public works projects. (SB601)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public procurement; products manufactured in the United States.  Requires public contracts for the construction, reconstruction, alteration, repair, improvement, or maintenance of a public building or public works to contain a provision that the iron, steel, and manufactured goods used or supplied in the performance of the public contract or any subcontract are manufactured in the United States. This requirement does not apply if the requirement is inconsistent with the public interest, the products are not manufactured within the United States in sufficient and reasonably available quantities or with satisfactory quality, or using the products will increase the cost of the public contract by 25 percent or more. A person intentionally mislabeling or misrepresenting the origin of products will be ineligible to receive any other public contracts. Read the Bill »


02/21/2012: passed committee


01/19/2012Presented and ordered printed 12101200D
01/19/2012Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
01/24/2012Assigned GL&T sub: #2
01/30/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB601)
02/13/2012Continued to 2013 in General Laws and Technology (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2012Rereferred from Local Government (12-Y 0-N)
02/21/2012Rereferred to Transportation