Bills would require state agencies to buy Illinois, American-made products

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) -- Two new bills proposed in the Illinois House would require state agencies to strictly purchase Illinois and American-made products.

HB 356 would require state agencies to purchase American-made products, while HB 357 would give preference to products manufactured in-state.

Both bills passed a third House reading in April.

According to the HB 356, there would be an exception to the proposed rule if "the price of the procured products manufactured in the United States exceeds the price of available and comparable procured products manufactured outside the United States by 12%."