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2012 House Bill 5529: Give “biobased” product state purchasing preference
Introduced by Rep. Paul Muxlow (R) on April 10, 2012
To require the state to give preference in purchasing and procurement to “biobased” products (meaning ones produced with natural materials rather than plastic, including petroleum and natural gas-based substances). Contracts would have to be given to providers of equivalent “biobased” products, rather than to the lowest bidder, if the price was not more than 5 percent higher.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Government Operations Committee on April 10, 2012