Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. HB 5601
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                   Comm: WD            .                                
                  04/25/2014           .                                

    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (477076) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 369 and 370
    5  insert:
    6         Section 8. Sales tax holiday for Energy Star and WaterSense
    7  products.—
    8         (1) The tax levied under chapter 212, Florida Statutes, may
    9  not be collected during the period from 12:01 a.m. on September
   10  19, 2014, through 11:59 p.m. on September 21, 2014, on the first
   11  $1,500 of the sale price of a new Energy Star product or
   12  WaterSense product. However, a person is limited to one purchase
   13  of each specific type of Energy Star or WaterSense product
   14  listed in paragraph (2)(a) or paragraph (2)(b) that has a sales
   15  price of $500 or more. A second or subsequent purchase of a
   16  specific type of Energy Star product or WaterSense product that
   17  has a sales price of $500 or more is subject to tax.
   18         (2) As used in this section, the term:
   19         (a) “Energy Star product” means a room air conditioner, air
   20  purifier, ceiling fan, clothes washer, clothes dryer,
   21  dehumidifier, dishwasher, freezer, refrigerator, water heater,
   22  swimming pool pump, or package of light bulbs that is designated
   23  by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the
   24  United States Department of Energy as meeting or exceeding each
   25  agency’s requirements under the Energy Star program and that is
   26  affixed with an Energy Star label.
   27         (b) “WaterSense product” means a bathroom sink faucet,
   28  faucet accessory, high-efficiency toilet or urinal, showerhead,
   29  or weather or sensor-based irrigation controller that is
   30  recognized as water efficient by the WaterSense program
   31  sponsored by the United States Environmental Protection Agency
   32  and that is affixed with a WaterSense label.
   33         (3) The Department of Revenue may, and all conditions are
   34  deemed met to, adopt emergency rules pursuant to ss. 120.536(1)
   35  and 120.54, Florida Statutes, to administer this section. This
   36  subsection expires July 1, 2017.
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   39  And the title is amended as follows:
   40         Delete line 404
   41  and insert:
   42         providing an appropriation: providing for a sales tax
   43         holiday for certain Energy Star and WaterSense
   44         products; providing restrictions; providing
   45         definitions; authorizing the Department of Revenue to
   46         adopt emergency rules; providing effective dates.