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SF 318

as introduced - 88th Legislature (2013 - 2014) Posted on 02/08/2013 08:53am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

Current Version - as introduced

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A bill for an act
relating to public works; requiring the use or supply of American steel products
on certain projects; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter


Section 1.

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new text begin Subdivision 1. new text end

new text begin Definitions. new text end

new text begin (a) For purposes of this section, the terms defined in this
subdivision have the meanings given them.
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new text begin (b) "American steel products" means products rolled, formed, shaped, drawn,
extruded, forged, cast, fabricated, or otherwise similarly processed, or processed by a
combination of two or more of these operations, from steel made in the United States by
the open hearth, basic oxygen, electric furnace, Bessemer, or other steel-making process.
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new text begin (c) "Public agency" includes: (1) the state, or an agency, department, or institution
of the state; and (2) any city or other municipal corporation, political subdivision,
governmental unit, or public corporation created by or pursuant to state law.
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new text begin (d) "Public funds" includes legislative appropriations and local or state tax revenue.
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new text begin (e) "Public works" means a public structure, building, highway, waterway, street,
bridge, transit system, airport, or other betterment, work, or improvement, whether of a
permanent or temporary nature and whether for governmental or proprietary use.
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new text begin Subd. 2. new text end

new text begin Requirement. new text end

new text begin A contract for the construction, reconstruction, alteration,
repair, improvement, or maintenance of public works financed in whole or in part by
public funds must contain a provision that all steel products used or supplied in the
performance of the contract and any related subcontract must be American steel products.
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new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Nonapplication. new text end

new text begin This section does not apply if the public agency entering
into the contract determines, in writing, that (1) American steel products are not produced
in, or available in, sufficient quantity to meet the requirements of the contract; or (2) the
cost of using or supplying American steel products would exceed 15 percent of the cost of
any other steel products obtainable nationally or internationally.
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new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE; APPLICATION. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following
final enactment and applies to contracts entered into on and after that date.
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