Sec. 2155.445. PREFERENCE FOR RECYCLED, REMANUFACTURED, OR ENVIRONMENTALLY SENSITIVE PRODUCTS. (a) The commission and state agencies shall give preference to recycled, remanufactured, or environmentally sensitive products, as those terms are defined by rule of the commission, in purchases made under this subtitle if:
(1) the product meets state specifications regarding quantity and quality; and
(2) the average price of the product is not more than 10 percent greater than the price of comparable nonrecycled products.
(b) The commission regularly shall review and revise its procurement procedures and specifications for the purchase of goods to:
(1) eliminate procedures and specifications that explicitly discriminate against recycled, remanufactured, or environmentally sensitive products, as those terms are defined by rule of the commission; and
(2) encourage the use of recycled, remanufactured, or environmentally sensitive products.
(c) In developing new procedures and specifications, the commission shall encourage the use of recycled products and products that may be recycled or reused or that are remanufactured or environmentally sensitive.
(d) In addition to the products covered by the definition adopted by rule under this section, in this section "recycled product" includes recycled steel products. The preference for recycled steel products under this section applies also to products purchased in connection with projects described by Section 2166.003.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 41, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1995. Amended by Acts 1999, 76th Leg., ch. 426, Sec. 6, eff. June 18, 1999; Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1033, Sec. 3, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
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