ANNOUNCEMENT 30 Jun 2011In June 2011, the government of the United States of America announced a change in the local input requirements for the participation in certain public purchases.
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Information provided by the National Foreign Trade Council and the website of the Ohio state legislature (http://www.ohiohouse.gov/).
The legislature of the state of Ohio enacted into law on June 30, 2011, the state operating appropriations for fiscal years 2012 and 2013 (bill HB 153). The bill amended the state's laws governing bidding (see http://codes.ohio.gov/orc/306.43) to provide as follows:
In making a contract, a regional transit authority may give preference to goods produced in the United States in accordance with the Buy America requirements in the "Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982," Public Law No. 97-424, section 165, 96 Stat. 2097, 23 U.S.C.A. 101 note, as amended, and the rules adopted thereunder. The regional transit authority also may give preference to providers of goods produced in and services provided in labor surplus areas as defined by the United States department of labor in 41 U.S.C.A. 401 note, Executive Order No. 12073, August 16, 1978, 43 Fed. Reg. 36873, as amended.