Florida Senate - 2022 SB 1336 By Senator Boyd 21-01691A-22 20221336__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to United States-produced iron and 3 steel in public works projects; creating s. 255.0993, 4 F.S.; defining terms; requiring governmental entities 5 to include a requirement in certain contracts that 6 certain iron or steel products be produced in the 7 United States; providing exceptions; providing 8 construction; providing an effective date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Section 255.0993, Florida Statutes, is created 13 to read: 14 255.0993 Public works projects; United States-produced iron 15 and steel products.— 16 (1) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term: 17 (a) “Governmental entity” means any political subdivision 18 as defined in s. 1.01(8). 19 (b) “Manufacturing process” means the application of a 20 process to alter the form or function of materials or elements 21 of a product in a manner that adds value and transforms the 22 materials or elements into a new finished product that is 23 functionally different from a finished product produced merely 24 from assembling materials or elements into a product without 25 applying such a process. 26 (c) “Produced in the United States” means, with respect to 27 iron and steel products, a product for which all manufacturing 28 processes, from initial melting through application of coatings, 29 occur in the United States or are subject to the jurisdiction of 30 the United States, other than metallurgical processes to refine 31 steel additives. 32 (d) “Public works project” means an activity that is paid 33 for with any state-appropriated funds or funds administered by a 34 governmental entity and that consists of the construction, 35 maintenance, repair, renovation, remodeling, or improvement of a 36 building, a road, a street, a sewer, a storm drain, a water 37 system, a site development, an irrigation system, a reclamation 38 project, a gas or electrical distribution system, a gas or 39 electrical substation, or another facility, project, or portion 40 thereof which is owned in whole or in part by any governmental 41 entity. 42 (2) UNITED STATES-PRODUCED IRON AND STEEL REQUIREMENT.— 43 (a) Notwithstanding any other law, a governmental entity 44 entering into a contract for a public works project or for the 45 purchase of materials for a public works project must include in 46 the contract a requirement that any iron or steel product used 47 in or purchased for the project be produced in the United 48 States. 49 (b) Paragraph (a) does not apply if the governmental entity 50 entering into a contract for a public works project or the 51 purchase of materials for a public works project determines 52 that: 53 1. Iron or steel products produced in the United States are 54 not produced in sufficient quantities, reasonably available, or 55 of satisfactory quality. 56 2. The use of iron or steel products produced in the United 57 States will increase the total cost of the project by more than 58 20 percent. 59 3. Complying with paragraph (a) is inconsistent with the 60 public interest. 61 (3) INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS.—This section must be applied 62 in a manner consistent with, and may not be construed to impair, 63 the state’s obligations under any international agreement. 64 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.