Bill Status of HB3592 94th General Assembly
Short Description: PROCURE DOMESTIC PRODUCTS
Rep. Lou Lang
| 1/9/2007||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Procurement of Domestic Products Act. Redefines "manufactured in the United States" to include design, processing, packaging, testing, and other processes that add value, quality, or reliability. Permits an exemption from the Act's preference if procurement of the product manufactured outside the United States better serves the public interest by protecting or saving life, property, or the environment (now, if procurement of the domestic product is not in the public interest). Creates an exemption if the procurement is made in conjunction with contracts or offerings of fire suppression, security systems, and certain information services. Creates an exemption if the procurement is for certain medical or health care devices. Conditions penalties for a contractor's violation upon failure to cure a defect after notice, a reasonable opportunity to cure the defect, and establishment of the violation in judicial proceedings. Makes other changes.